[CentOS] Ethernet not working

Fri Mar 2 20:55:42 UTC 2007
Mike Noble <mgnoble at gmail.com>

On 3/1/07, Benjamin Karhan <simon at pop.psu.edu> wrote:
> A little birdy told me that Mike Noble said:
> ] I downloaded and installed the kernel plus and it had no effect.
> ] The machine is pretty useless without a network connection.
> ] Guess I will just go back to using SuSe,  unless someone has
> ] a solution.
> ] I am also not able to get it to use my Nvidia 6200 LE, I tried to use
> the
> ] 6200 but it
> ] did not work.  I do not want to use Generic VESA.
> ]
> ] Mike
> i don't have any idea if this relates... as i haven't used the MB
>   you're talking about... but that being said:
> i had some very similar issues to what you are describing with
>   the NIC... and they were solved quite easily by simply loading
>   the SMP kernel (instead of the uni-processor one)...
>   and the SMP kernel is on the install CDs/DVD...
> my experience was that the SMP kernel was pre-compiled with
>   better APIC support that the uniprocessor one...
>   and the interrupt handling of the NIC involved wouldn't work
>   right off the bat without it...
> just a thought...

Tried the smp  kernel and it did not help.  I finally installed an  old 3com
10/100  card
and it  works using the 3com.

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