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Re: Error on eth0 after kernel update



What I wanted to add:
Even under the old kernel, getting IP via DHCP on booting the system
became very slow. I have no idea why, because after installing a fresh
copy of Fedora Core 3 it was as fast as the wind behind my window ;-)

On Mon, 2004-12-20 at 23:26 +0100, Maciek R. wrote:
> So I am posting my configuration now:
> 
> The Card is ->
> Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet
> 
> ifconfig command output:
> 
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
>           inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
>           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
>           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
>           RX packets:3343 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:3343 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>           RX bytes:4174142 (3.9 MiB)  TX bytes:4174142 (3.9 MiB)
> 
> route command output:
> 
> Kernel IP routing table
> Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
> Iface
> 169.254.0.0     *               255.255.0.0     U     0      0        0
> lo
> 
> 
> ifcfg-eth0 file output:
> 
> # Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
> # for the documentation of these parameters.
> IPV6INIT=no
> ONBOOT=yes
> USERCTL=no
> PEERDNS=yes
> TYPE=Ethernet
> DEVICE=eth0
> HWADDR=00:c0:9f:42:33:e6
> BOOTPROTO=dhcp
> 
> On Mon, 2004-12-20 at 16:56 -0500, William Hooper wrote:
> > Maciek R. said:
> > > What I want to know either is: Is it important to keep your system up to
> > > date?
> > 
> > It depends if the update is just a feature update or a security update.
> > 
> > > Is it important to update my kernel - even if my hardware will not
> > > work after it?
> > 
> > Kernel updates are generally to fix security issues (important to update)
> > or to fix specific problems (not as important if it doesn't effect you).
> > 
> > Perhaps you can give us enough information on your issue that we can help.
> >  Start with what kind of network card you have.  Possibly the output of
> > some basic network commands:
> > 
> > ifconfig
> > route
> > 
> > The contents of /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0 would
> > probably help, too.
> > 
> > -- 
> > William Hooper
> > 
> -- 
> Maciek R. <m mail vp pl>
> 
-- 
Maciek R. <m mail vp pl>


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