Fail to detect NIC

Discussion in 'Technical' started by satimis, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Hi folks,

    CentOS 4.4 x86_64


    Occasionally on starting the PC it failed to detect the NIC "eth0" (only the onboard NIC, no additional)

    After login

    # ifconfig
    did not show "eth0"

    # /etc/rc.d/init.d/network start
    Code:
    Bringing up loopback interface   [ok]
    Bringing up interface eth0
    
    hanging here.

    I have to poweroff the PC several times before eth0 can be detected.

    It only happened recently. Pls advise where I have to check. TIA


    B.R.
    satimis
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Maybe your NIC doesn't sit tight in its socket? I'd check for a loose contact.
     
  3. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Hi falko,

    Mostly likely it was the problem of DSL modem. It happened twice disconnected from broadband while working. I have to switch off/on the modem and router simultaneously.

    I talked to my ISP. They also can't detect the modem and router remotely until I switched off/on them. On my PC during disconnected 'ifconfig' still displayed the IP Address 192.168.0.12. ISP will monitor continuously the modem and router. If it happens again on next Monday, they will change the modem.


    B.R.
    satimis
     

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