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Re: [SLE] NIC trouble...quickly reaching the last straw with Suse
  • From: Alexandr Malusek <Alexandr.Malusek@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 01 Aug 2001 21:02:46 +0200
  • Message-id: <86lml34n8p.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> > > root@500mhz:/home/ron > ifconfig
> > > eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
> > > inet addr:192.168.2.10 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
> > > inet6 addr: fe80::/10 Scope:Link
> > > inet6 addr: fe80::200:ff:fe00:0/10 Scope:Link
> > > UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> > > RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> > > TX packets:0 errors:586 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> > > collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
> > > Interrupt:9 Base address:0xe800

>
> I think it might be the cable also... Something is strange because I have
> about 4 machines with FA310TX's running both linux and windows (at various
> times). Never had a problem configuring that card on either Win or Linux.

If the problem were with the cable only then ifconfig would list a
proper HWaddr and not 00:00:00:00:00:00!

IMHO, if the driver (via-rhine.o) doesn't get a proper HW address when
it's loaded then it will not work. (Well, it's possible to set the MAC
address for some cards (perhaps to all zeros too) but I don't think
this case is relevant here.)

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