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Re: [vox-tech] eth0 troubles
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Re: [vox-tech] eth0 troubles

On Tue 10 Aug 04,  4:52 PM, Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> said:
> Quoting Karalius, Joseph (Joseph.Karalius@seminis.com):
> > The lights don't come on the onboard gigE port of an Optiplex GX270 when a
> > tested cable is plugged into a tested port. Intel 82540EM rev02 chipset.
> Two ideas:
> 1.  Your running kernel may not recognise what PCI device this is,
> because its PCI ID string may not be in your /usr/share/misc/pci.ids
> file.  Good news:  You can always snarf the latest version of that file
> from http://pciids.sf.net/ .  (I describe this in my laptop write-up, 
> http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/inspiron7000.html .)
> 2.  Try a 2.6 kernel.  You mentioned Knoppix:  In 3.4 Knoppix releases,
> you can boot a "knoppix26" kernel image at the lilo prompt, instead of
> the default 2.4 kernel image.
> If that doesn't work, it might indeed be defective.  You can download
> diagnostic software for this chipset (for MS-DOS) from Intel's Web site.

Isn't it also safe to say that if lspci doesn't see the hardware, the
hardware is most likley broken?

My understanding is that whether the kernel knows what to do with the
hardware or not, it should at least see a PCI ID.  Or is that incorrect?


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