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Re: install debian on dell poweredge 1950

On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:49:30 +0700
"Surachai Locharoen" <kan2005@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello I am running the following set up:
> A dell poweredge 1950: running Debian Etch
>    - 1x Dual Core 64-bit Intel(r) Xeon(r) 5050, 2x2MB Cache, 3.00GHz,
> 667MHz FSB
>    - 2GB 533MHz (4x512MB), Single Ranked DIMMs
>    - 2x 146GB,SAS, 3.5-inch, 10K RPM Hard Drive
>    - Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 1, PERC 5/i
>    - Redundant Power Supply with Y-Cord
> Everything is fine on my server except for that fact that everytime I
> try to connect the connection times out at first. It can take as much
> as 1 minute for the connection to work.
> Then after a while my putty sessions, ssh session, apache sessions
> time out.
> I've used tcpdump to look for network card errors and there seems to
> be none. I've look through the logs no refused connections for apache.
> I have the Broadcom NetExtreme Dual Gigabyte Ethernet and I'm
> starting to think maybe there is some weird problem with the bnx2
> driver in the kernel I'm running.
> Linux cando 2.6.15-26-amd64-generic #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Aug 3 02:52:35
> UTC 2006 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Another possibility I thought of is that some kind of power managment
> or wake on Lan function is causing problems.
> However I booted up with ACPI=off so I thought that would disable
> power managment.
> Where do I begin with this , it seems to be quite elusive and I can't
> get a straight answer anywhere.
> My ip is static but I know it's on a DHCP network so I was also
> wondering if I'm having DHCP conflicts. I have to check with the
> network admin tomorrow about that.
> Summary:
> First connect = wait 20s-1min with timeouts
> SSH, Apache, Putty session reset or timeout, then 20s-1min later all
> seems fine.
> The interval is about every 10-30minutes.
> Static IP behind nat network
> Thanks in Advance for your help. Any clue would help.
> If I can't figure this out soon my impulse is to replace the Broadcom
> Dual Ethernet with an Intel Pro Dual or single Gigabyte Ethernet card.
> I'd really like to avoid this if possible so see if you can give me a
> lead.
> Thanks,

Hi there,

You could try a newer kernel from backports.org. The latest one they
have is 2.6.25. It might help. If you have grub set up on this system
you can easily switch back to the old kernel at the startup menu if
2.6.25 doesn't work for you.

Good luck,

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