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Re: NIC woes (was: HHG and newbie Hurd Hackers)


From: R. Steven Rainwater
Subject: Re: NIC woes (was: HHG and newbie Hurd Hackers)
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:26:08 -0500

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 14:59, address@hidden wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 02:32:01PM -0500, R. Steven Rainwater wrote:
> > The Hurd installed and even booted but TCP/IP refused to
> > work. The problem was a defective built-in ethernet port
> > on the P2B-LS board. While Linux is okay using a secondary
> > nic and ignoring the broken built-in nic, the Hurd can't do it.
>
> The secondary NIC should work just fine, if you disable the onboard one
> in the BIOS setup. I actually tested such a setup quite recently.

Unfortunately, the ASUS P2B-LS motherboard BIOS doesn't include an
option to disable the onboard NIC. Most newer motherboards I've got do
have such an option but that board is too old. It's possible there is a
newer version of the BIOS available with that feature but I haven't
checked. 

I'm not sure how Linux handles this situation but it allows me to use
eth1 even though eth0 is broken.

-Steve





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