What switch is it plugged into? does the switch have STP enabled...
(spanning tree protocol).. if it's a Cisco it probably does ..
I've seen things like this where the STP 1.5min delay can confuse dhcp a
lot, but when you put an address down, the earlier initialisation of the
card helps ..
not sure if it's related just thought I'd mention it ..
On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, Simon Dickson wrote:
> Hi all,
>> I had a weird time getting this card to play nice.
>> Figured I'd share my experience.
> After doing a fresh install of slackware 8 on a XP1600 with soltek SL75DRV-2.
> I tried to get the card to work, a netcong told me the card was happy using
> the 8139too driver. So that I used. Set it to DHCP and rebooted the computer.
>> DHCP did not happen. it didnt get an address. determined not to give in to
> pittly I checked the IRQ or the card to see it was using 11 along with the
>> Trying in the bios to seperate these too was futile. after changing slots it
> used the same as the sound card. No matter what I could not get it to use a
> seperate IRQ. I then decided to try other network card modules. to no avail.
> Did some googleing and didnt get anywhere.
>> I then figured to just give the card a static address with ifconfig.. it
> worked and I could ping over the network. I then tried dhclient and it worked.
>> Confused I edited the /etc/rc.d/rc.init1 to give the card an address then to
> use dhcp to get a new one and configure the card.
>> I then grabbed the 2.4.17 kernel and upgraded hoping that maybe it was a
> driver bug that had been fixed. it wasn't.
>> However since it is essentially working I am happy to leave it. but if anyone
> knows why it's doing this I would appreciate it.
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