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Re: [SLE] NIC trouble...quickly reaching the last straw with Suse
  • From: Jack Malone <jmalone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 09:43:11 -0500
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You forgot to tell us what nic your trying to get to work. I know that linksys cards are bears sometimes. 97% of the time i get linksys to work wth suse but sometimes its a bear an i have to workw with it for a while to get it work.
tell us the nic brand please


At 11:36 PM 8/7/2001 +0900, Ron Sinclair wrote:
The NIC was working for a time and then it stopped for no apparent reason.
I'd not tinkered with it since it was working (if it ain't broke, don't fix
it). Been having alot of Suse problems lately, not just this one. Got
pissed enough to where I wiped it off one of my systems and replaced it with
Slack 7.0. I no longer have NIC problems and am learning how to administer
a bare system. :o)

The reason I included the history is because I can't stand when a poster
doesn't include enough information for people to help. I'm not one for
trading 20 emails on one problem. Also, working with NICs is much more
elaborate than anything else on a computer system, even in Windows. I felt
the information I provided was pertinent to this situation.

> I can understand your frustration, since I've been there myself. But I
> don't think it's quite fair to blame SuSE for a problem with a very
> particular configuration, particularly when you haven't been able to
> diagnose the problem yet. You seem already to have done some work with
> fault isolation, for instance by seeing what works in Windows as a way of
> ruling out hardware problems. What might be useful would be to find out
> if anyone else here has hardware similar to yours and if they've had the
> same problems. You're more likely to get a useful response if you put
> the question that way than if you post a long history (though sometimes
> the long history strikes a responsive chord somewhere).
> Paul

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