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

fredex fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Thu Sep 14 00:44:53 UTC 2006


On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 07:10:43PM -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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.

Thanks, Johnny.

I really want to avoid using drivers that don't come with the OS because
that can cause a real pain in the rear when the kernel gets updated.

Anyway, the network works fine once it's been set up properly, so I
wouldn't think it's a driver problem. Is thre any way to give kudzu a
kick in the pants other than manually editing hwconf as I did? Perhaps
a way to make it start all over and re-detect from scratch? Not sure
I like the idea of disabling kudzu, but it's always a thing to keep in
mind should no other solutions arise.

And I'lll check for BIOS updates.

Thanks again!

> 
> > 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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