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Re: [Fedora] FC6 not connecting



On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 15:45:46 -0700, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:

> Beartooth wrote:
>> I also tried "cat
>> /var/log/dmesg|grep eth0" and got nothing.
>>   
>     Try grepping for 'eth' in /var/log/messages.  See if that produces 
> anything.  I have some machines whose drivers get logged there as 
> opposed to dmesg.

OK, that got me two screensful

>> What should I be looking for in that log??
>>   
>     Something akin to:
> 
> Jan 29 06:59:35 trinity kernel: e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xf4020000, 
> irq 3, MAC addr 00:02:B3:BE:02:87

I see several lines containing things like "eth0 alias e100" or "eth1
alias 3c501" -- and also a whole bunch containing expresions like
"//etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0" or the same with "-eth1"
-- but none with addr nor MAC addr.
[...]
>     The fact that it's so old might not be such a bad thing.  Sometimes 
> because a cadr has been around for so long, there's a good chance its 
> driver has too.  On the other hand, it's also possible that the driver 
> has been ripped out of the current source code and you'd have to do 
> things manually to get it working again.
> 
>     Like I said, let's start by checking to make sure the system knows 
> the hardware is actually present.  Grep /var/log/messages and let me know.
-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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