[nSLUG] no networking

George N. White III aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca
Tue Jan 6 07:49:36 AST 2004


On Mon, 5 Jan 2004 bdavidso at supercity.ns.ca wrote:

> On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, M Taylor wrote:
>
> > Okay I setup a new system with Debian 3.0 (woody) and some 'testing'
> > (libc, kernel, xfree86 - which prompted the partial upgrade, I needed
> > newer nvidia driver for Geforce4 MX 440) this weekend and now today
> > I cannot seem to make it access the network.
> [...]
> So, to reach that code, the device must be present, it must be running,
> carrier must be OK, the queue associated with the device must be stopped,
> and some time must have gone by.  I'm no kernel coder, but that at least
> tells us something.  I would try replacing the NIC or the cable just for
> starters.

Yes.  I once had a NIC with obviously toasted components that passed the
manufacturer's diagnostics and appeared to work except when using NFS.

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George N. White III  <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
  Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada




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