[oclug] nic troubles
chris123 at netcom.ca
Wed Feb 28 10:29:13 EST 2001
Need some advise please:
My rogers connection once again went dead yesterday and Ive spend several ours
trying to diagnose it. The really weird part is that I can get through on my
laptop on the same modem, using the same configuration. (I thought) This is
where I started to get worried. Looked at everything /etc/hostsc.conf
/etc/route etc and everything looked ok. Finallly looking at the dmesg output I
see the kernal is setting the nic IRQ to 5. In bios output I see the following:
Card Device DMA IRQ Device Name
1 0 1,5 5 Audio [sb16]
2 0 NA 9 3Com 3C509B......
So here are my questions.
1. I did reinstall the sound card yesterday but there were approx 3 hrs of
uninterrupted services from rogers. ie: the nic was functional. How can this be?
2. If the kernal output is as below:
eth0: 3c509 at 0x300 tag1, 10baseT port,address xxxxxx IRQ5
then is there indeed an IRQ conflict and how do I resolve it given the bios
output above. Note isapnp is enabled on boot. System is SuSE 7
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