ethernet not working

bryan hepworth bryan at
Sun May 1 10:41:32 UTC 2005

> On Sat, 30 Apr 2005, bryan hepworth wrote:
> bh quoted mh:
>> > there.  I thought I'd seen a red FAILED message
>> > whiz by with something like ethernet in it.
>> >
>> > I'm at a loss.  Even if I find the corresponding
>> > log message, I expect it wouldn't tell me how to fix it.
>> > How-tos rarely tell how to fix something after one thinks
>> > he did it right, but it still doesn't work.
>> > Can anyone point me to one that does?
> On Sat, 30 Apr 2005, bryan hepworth wrote:
>> What ethernet card is it?
> I think that the following lpsci output applies to my machine.
> 02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] 
> (rev 78)
>        Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 010d
>        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
>        I/O ports at ec80 [size=128]
>        Memory at fe1ffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
>        Expansion ROM at fe200000 [disabled] [size=128K]
>        Capabilities: <available only to root>
> I forgot to right some important things down.
> The output is actually from its brother, on which I am not root.

I've recalled what I did - I ripped out the 3coms and put in netgear ones as 
I was short of time at the time. Looks like you don't have access to the 
machine to do physical alterations so I found this that might help you get 
on track... 

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