[CentOS] Odd thing with Realtek Ethernet card
kens at kensnet.org
Fri Mar 16 19:41:18 UTC 2012
Hi all, I swapped a Realtek 8139 100M Net Card for a Realtek 8169 Gig
Net card in a Centos 5.6 system.
After reconfiguring the network settings I find that on boot up the 8169
interface does not start. The startup script says something like "The
8169 is not available..."
ifconfig -a shows a device with the right mac address called
I can get it going if I remod the r8169 driver and load it again. Then
ifup eth1 works.
There's also a Marvell 88E8056 on the motherboard. /var/log/messages
shows the 8169 as eth0 and the Marvell as eth1 but when the network is
finally up they are the other way round. ifcfg-eth0 has the mac address
of the Marvell in it and ifcfg-eth1 doesn't have a mac address in it.
Should I wipe those scripts and start again?
I've put a nasty bodge in rc.local for the moment to make the startup work.
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