[CentOS] st1000spex ethernet card and centos 6.2

Sat May 12 20:30:32 UTC 2012
Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at PoMec.Net>

On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 8:39 AM, Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at pomec.net> wrote:

> It is interesting in that the nic interface on the mother board is
> listed as :
> Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit
> The nic interface on the mother board works fine.  Based on this I would
> have expected the st1000spex to work perfectly.  The mmi entry is listed
> as R8169 for lsmod output, I am not really sure what this means.
> Greg
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> OK, I do have lspci on this system;  I am going to it down and put the
> st1000spex back in the slot, and will send the lspci out put after I
> reboot.

The best way to identify your network device is to get the
Vendor:Device ID pairing. Please see the ELRepo FAQ #4 for details:



I have not found a solution, and in fact have made things worse.  

This machine is a Gateway SX2370, and I am about to conclude there is a
bios problem.  I am now unable to boot the machine when I have the
st1000spex in the pci-e slot.  I can boot the machine when the on-board
nic is disabled with the st1000spex in place, but when I try to boot
with both I do not even get the bios screen.  

This has me stumped for now