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Re: Procedure to replace a NIC.



On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 13:58, Steven Stromer wrote:
> >> Your only responsibility is to verify that your new card is actually
> >> supported under Linux, and specifically by the Fedora kernel.
> >>
> >> As long as the new card's drivers are in the Fedora kernel, you're all set.
> > 
> > This will get the NIC working 9 times out of 10 all right.
> 
> Call me the 1 out of 10 guy. I removed the eth0 alias in modprobe.conf, 
> shut down the first machine, replaced the NIC and rebooted.
> 
> dmesg shows:
> eth0: Identified chip type is 'RTL8169s/8110s'.
> eth0:RTL8169 at 0xe88e8000, 00:40:f4:ee:2f:ff, IRQ 11
> 
> So, I understand the TrendNet TEG-PCITXR Ggigabit PCI card that I've 
> installed has a RealTek 8169 chipset.
> 
> modprobe.conf has a new line:
> alias eth0 r8169
> 
> This all looks good. Further, the following directories exist:
> /sys/module/r8169
> /sys/bus/pci/drivers/r8169
> 
> I don't know this for fact, but I'd think this all indicates that the 
> chipset is recognized by the kernel (2.6.17-1.2174_FC5). I am not 
> certain of how to better confirm this.
> 
> Yet, no network connection. So, I edit 
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and update the hardware 
> address, which is still listed as the old card's address, and then 
> restart the network.
> 
> I can locally ping the card on both its static public address and its 
> loopback, but cannot reach anything else.
> 
> Any ideas? Thanks for all the responses, so far!

Does mii-tool show that link is established?  Maybe the
cable connection is bad.  Also, look at the output of
ifconfig to see if you have any typos in the config file.

-- 
  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com



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