Procedure to replace a NIC.
filter at stevenstromer.com
Sun Sep 3 20:49:29 UTC 2006
Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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:
>> 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.
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth0' failed: Operation not supported
no MII interfaces found
I could be wrong, but I think mii-tool is depricated, and also will not
work with a Gigabit interface as a result.
The cable is tested and working fine. Also, when it is plugged into the
NIC and the router, lights at both ends light up green. Any
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