[CentOS] network prob on Centos 4.4/HP DL320 G2

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Thu Sep 14 00:10:43 UTC 2006


On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 19:53 -0400, William Warren wrote:
> Disable kudzu?
> 

OR ... broadcom has some tg3 drivers.

maybe also a BIOS update for the motherboard.

> fredex wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I've installed Centos 4.4 on a machine at work (it's a HP Proliant DL-320 G2
> > rackmout server that serves my desktop).
> > 
> > In recent days (Centos 4.4 has only been installed for a little over a
> > week), like, since Wed or Thu last week, every time I reboot Kudzu wants
> > to remove the network adaptors then reinstall them and breaks the network.
> > 
> > I've gone to the point of disabling one of the network ports in the BIOS
> > (since I only use one of them anyway), and at first it worked when I
> > rebooted, after doing the obligatory net configuration.
> > 
> > Then the next time I rebooted Kudzu again wanted to remove and reinstall
> > the network and it again didn't work after the reboot.
> > 
> > Today I had to reboot again (because X went nutso and I lost my mouse
> > pointer--I know, a reboot is overkill, don't remind me) and once again it
> > broke the network when it rebooted. The network config GUI applet could
> > not activate the net, it kept complaining that the MAC address of the
> > adapter was not the one it expected. I removed (as the previous time)
> > all the NETWORK items from /etc/sysconfig/hwconf and rebooted again,
> > after which it came up.
> > 
> > But I fully expect it to be broken yet again when I reboot next time.
> > 
> > This machine ran RHEL WS 2.1 for something like 3 years and never had
> > this kind of trouble, even with both ports enabled in the BIOS. I always
> > used the tg3 driver that came with Linux, not the driver that HP offers.
> > 
> > The only RPM I've installed that I got from HP is the one that installs
> > "hpasm", because that's the one that turns the fans from "screaming jet
> > engine" into "low roar". 
> > 
> > (this system contains a dozen or so small fans, all of which rotate at a
> > gazillion rpm, all not quite the same speed, so you get a dozen slightly
> > different pitches, causing heterodyning and the resultant throbbing
> > along with the screaming if you don't use the hpasm module.)
> > 
> > Suggestions please?
> > 
> > 
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