Re: 3com pci-x nic not configuring
Quoting C Wakefield <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
upgrade your kernel first, support for your pci-x bridge and 3Com chipset is
then more likely. Also make sure it's not disabled in the bios for some
reason. If those conditions are satified, then it'll be a module or driver
issue most likely.
I checked a bit more in the logs and now noticed that my new 3com
3c996b-t did come up, but as eth4.
This is wierd to me.
So, I now have eth1,eth2,eth3 and eth4.
eth1 = onboard intel nic
eth2 = onboard intel nic
eth3 = 3com 905 nic (old PCI slot)
eth4 = 3com 3c996b-t nic (PCI-X slot)
eth0 shows up in the boot logs, but I can't seem to use it for any nic.
host:~# dmesg |grep eth0
e1000: eth0: e1000_probe: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
eth0: Tigon3 [partno(3C996B-T) rev 0105 PHY(5701)]
(PCIX:100MHz:64-bit) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet 00:0a:5e:50:44:f5
eth0: RXcsums LinkChgREG MIirq ASF Split WireSpeed TSOcap
eth0: dma_rwctrl[76db000f] dma_mask[64-bit]
Eth0 was previously a dlink card on a pci-e slot, I removed it and put
a 3com into the pci-X slot. My /etc/network/interfaces file just has
normal static stanzas like:
iface eth0 inet static
and so on and so forth for eth1, eth2, eth3.
(eth3 has an extra "gateway" line)
I have thus edited eth0 into eth4 to make things work again.
I guess everything is okay, but its confusing why I've lost access to eth0.