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

Wed Sep 13 23:53:48 UTC 2006
William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>

Disable kudzu?

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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