poweredge t105 dual netcards - one not working

Gunner gcarst at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 10:41:22 CDT 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:17 AM,  <christian.peper at kpn.com> wrote:
> Gunner,
> Make sure your listing the right driver with the right NIC.
> Are you sure the eth1 is bnx2? I'd expect the onboard NIC to be eth0
> instead of eth1, however I know linux has some enumeration issues.
> BTW, you can try all these things from the command line and make sure
> they work before editing cfg files and (re)booting...
> Just use modprobe from a shell and use lspci, lsmod and modinfo to get
> details.

I tried what you suggested - used a live Knoppix CD and lo and behold,
it saw both my ethernet cards rigth away. One eth0 with e1000 and the
other, eth1, with tg3. (both works)

Now when I go back into debian and edit the modprobe.conf to
alias eth0 e1000
alias eth1 tg3

I do the modprobe tg3

and then try to restart the network (/etc/ini.d/networking restart ) I get:
" Reconfiguring network interfaces...SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Failed to bring up eth1.
done. "

Is this then a purely debian matter ?

ml gunner

modinfo tg3 says:
compaq2:~# modinfo tg3
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.18-6-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/tg3.ko
author:         David S. Miller (davem at redhat.com) and Jeff Garzik
(jgarzik at pobox.com)
description:    Broadcom Tigon3 ethernet driver
license:        GPL
version:        3.65
vermagic:       2.6.18-6-amd64 SMP mod_unload gcc-4.1
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001644sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001645sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001646sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001647sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001648sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000164Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001653sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001654sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000165Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000165Esv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016A6sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016A7sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016A8sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016C6sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016C7sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001696sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000169Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000169Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000170Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000170Esv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001649sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000166Esv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001658sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001659sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001676sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001677sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000167Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000167Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000167Esv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001600sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001601sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016F7sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016FDsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016FEsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000167Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001672sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000167Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001673sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000169Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000169Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001693sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001668sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001669sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001678sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001679sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000166Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000166Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016DDsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v00001148d00004400sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v00001148d00004500sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000173Bd000003E8sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000173Bd000003E9sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000173Bd000003EBsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000173Bd000003EAsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000106Bd00001645sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
srcversion:     58213DF3FC92184EB0BBB72
parm:           tg3_debug:Tigon3 bitmapped debugging message enable value (int)

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 165a
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82572EI Gigabit
Ethernet Controller (rev 06)

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