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Re: [opensuse] 3C509 (EtherLink III) Not Started at Boot
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 13:03:27 -0900
  • Message-id: <200612191303.28507.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 19 December 2006 12:01, S Glasoe wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 December 2006 13:40, Gordon R. Keehn wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I just installed OpenSuSE 10.2 on a rather old box attached to my
> > home network via an even older 3C509 NIC. The card is recognised and
> > configured correctly, and I have specified "Start at Boot", but whether
> > I select NetManager or ifup control I have to go into YAST after every
> > boot and set up the card manually to get it to start. Is there any way
> > to cause it to be started automagically?
> > Cheers,
> > Gordon Keehn
> That's an issue with that particular card IIRC. Google for that card and
> those symptoms. I know there is a fix/work around out there which involves
> loading the driver in a specific way or with specific parameters. I seem to
> remember that it was due to the card's firmware that wasn't ever going to
> be updated because it was too old even 6 years ago(?)...
> Stan

Again I invoke Andersen's rule for all 3com nics....

1) Do not waste time with it...

2) Listen for the Plonk sound it makes as it hits the
bottom of the trash can.

3) Replace with any $10 nic.

John Andersen
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