[CentOS] CentOS 4.4 Strange hang on a poweredge 2900.

Thu Dec 28 18:08:51 UTC 2006
Damon L. Chesser <damon at damtek.com>

On Wed, 2006-12-27 at 10:22 -0800, Peter Serwe wrote:
> Damon L. Chesser wrote:
> > I surmised the meaning of the -a switch by running it and I also did the
> > ifconfig --help and found, like you, it was listed but no meaning given.
> > I was just baffled by a switch not listed.  Learn something new every
> > day.  
> >
> > Have you checked support.dell.com for a nick driver?  I don't know about
> > the linux versions as I have not worked on Dell linux boxes, but the
> > windows versions have updated drivers there for all the components like
> > TOE (not applicable to you as the TOE feature does not work in linux).
> > Perhaps you just need an updated driver for the Gigabyte NIC?
> >   
> Checked for an updated driver, didn't see anything.  Swapped in the 
> Intel pro1000/100/10,
> didn't see a change in the behavior.  Going to try the x86_64 version, 
> and if that doesn't
> work, probably just go back and run it on FreeBSD.  Not to say that I 
> can't be bothered
> to figure out what the problem is, I'm just at a loss and not getting a 
> response out of
> linux-poweredge yet either.  We'll see, the jury's still out :)
> Peter


Do you have Gold support?  Those guys are very good at what they do.  If
you do, I would think that the linux guys at Dell know the answer to
this question.  If you do not, perhaps the basic support guys will know
the answer?