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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:47 am    Post subject: ifconfig -a shows the interface,ifconfig eth0 up gives error Reply with quote

I have done a clean install on a IBM server.

Network card is a 'Broadcom Netextreme II (has two Ethernet interfaces)

Using the live CD i found it uses kernel module bnx2.

So i loaded that at boot by entering it in the /etc/conf.d/modules file

On reboot the kernel loaded that module and i can see both interfaces doing a
Code:
ifconfig -a


(the auto network config script failed on boot)

I then tried to bring up the interface manually with
Code:
 ifconfig eth0 up


I then reloaded the kernel module and checked it was loaded using
Code:
lspci -k
and
Code:
lsmod


Has anyone had anything like this before ?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
emerge linux-firmware
will put a bunch of bnx files in /lib/firmware. Whether you in particular need firmware I can not say, but it might be worth exploring. If you add the firmware
Code:
modprobe -r bnx2
modprobe bnx2
/etc/init.d/net.eth0 restart
or
Code:
 reboot
to test
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply but still got the same issue.

Anyone have any more suggestions on this ?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, show the command result instead of the command itself, do you really think it's of any help seeing you've type ifconfig -a ?
The output of that command, even with errors, gave better infos

and don't assume your nic will be eth0 as you have said your nic hold 2 ether interface, so maybe the one plug-in with the cable is eth1
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