Re: Linux nukes my network hardware?
Gerard H. Pille wrote:
a couple of days ago, when booting into Debian, I could not get a
DHCP-offer, so the network was not brought up.
I assigned an address that was not in use via ifconfig, and tried a
couple of pings.
Pinging a system in the same subnet succeeded, but pinging the gateway
ping 10.40.0.85: OK
ping 10.40.3.254: failed
I put in a pci-network-card, but the results are the same, whether I
disable the built in NIC or not.
So, something on the motherboard is broken again, or something on the
net doesn't like me to use Linux on that system (the one I'm sending
this from is a Debian system on the same network but with a very up to
date kernel that I configured myself, the broken system uses Debian's
kernel-image-2.6.11-1-686), and locks me out permanently.
PS. The broken system had been running Linux for almost half a year,
the switch to 2.6.11-1 happened a couple of months ago, aptitude was
run almost daily but I find no recent updates related to the network.
When I put a cable directly from that PC to another, there are no
problems between these two. Installing a self made 2.6.14 kernel
package did not heal the system.
Sounds similar to the problem I was seeing; I fnally gave up on finding
a solution and went back to my previous kernel.