[CentOS] Network card help please

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Wed Sep 10 05:29:38 UTC 2008


Gary wrote:

> J> does LSPCI not even show the 3rd card?!?
>
> No, not at all...

If the PCI bus doesn't see it there's no way to get it working
in linux(or any other OS for that matter).

Perhaps there is an IRQ conflict, check the IRQs on the system,
and try the NIC in a different PCI slot. Try disabling some
on board features(parallel port, serial port etc if you don't
need them) to free up IRQs.

Pull out the other NICs and just try that 3rd NIC to try to
verify that the NIC itself is OK or not.

Many BIOSs print out the various PCI cards and their IRQs as
part of the POST process, usually just before the boot loader
kicks in, if yours does this make sure you see that 3rd NIC
on there before linux boots up.

nate




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