[RndTbl] eth0 doesn't work.... no matter what

Trevor Cordes trevor at tecnopolis.ca
Mon Nov 14 07:27:05 CST 2005

> Nope, it's clean.  Part of my final fix was to put ONBOOT=no in 
> ifcfg-eth0 so the boot process wouldn't bother with the card on boot.
> mii-tool shows no link status (nor does the switch), even after I manually
> ifconfig the interface to be UP/RUNNING.

Huh?  The switch shows no link?  That makes me think: bad cable, bad
NIC.  Perhaps try a different PCI slot?  I wouldn't use the one directly
next to the AGP or the last (bottom) one if you can help it.

What happens if eth0 is a different chipset card (ie: a different
module)... try a RT8139 or similar -- they always work.

Email me your ifcfg-eth0 and modprobe.conf if that doesn't help.

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