On 11 Jun 2008, at 11:06, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> Daniel McInerney wrote:
>> I added two gigs of ram to a workstation running debian lenny
>> and when I booted the machine I had no network connectivity.
>> ifconfig returned a similar IP address: 169.254.*.* and the following
>> is now in syslog:
>> Adding RAM shouldn't break your network - any chance there was
> a new kernel installed via updates that become active when you
IIRC the OP said that when he removes the RAM the NIC works and when
he puts the RAM back, the NIC doesn't work - I'm hoping he didn't
leave out a minor detail :-) like a change of kernel in the meantime.
It does sound odd, and the only thing I can think of is some kind of
dubious hardware which maps itself into a high memory memory address,
and then dies roaring when there's actual memory at that memory
address. Exactly what kind of NIC is the failing one anyway?
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