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Author Topic: Ethernet card not enabled on reboot (VL 5.9 SOHO Deluxe)  (Read 1302 times)
caitlyn
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« on: June 13, 2008, 05:53:51 am »

I've been using Vector Linux SOHO 5.9 Deluxe for a few days now.  I've had no problems with networking, wired or wireless.  This morning when I rebooted my computer I found that I had no network connectivity (wired ethernet).  An ifconfig -a didn't show my onboard ethernet at all.  Only loopback was there.  As root I manually did:

Code:
modprobe eepro100
/etc/rc.d/rc.network restart

and all was well with the world.  I rebooted again and I was back to square one.  I uncommented the hardcoded modprobe statement in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules for the eepro100 and now my networking does survive a reboot.  That's an OK workaround for me but it does seem like a bug the developers would want to know about in the new release.

Additional info, when things are working correctly:

Code:
adric://etc/rc.d
root:# lspci | grep Eth
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 0d)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212/AR5213 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor (rev 01)

Code:
root:# lsmod | grep eepro
eepro100               27664  0
mii                     5504  1 eepro100
adric://etc/rc.d

The same lsmod command returned nothing at all after booting when the problem occurred.


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