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Hi recently I upgraded a server to SuSE9.2. The network card is an "IBM NetFinity 10/100 Fast Ethernet" using module "pcnet32". The network (192.168.1.x) works fine for an average of ...
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    Network disconnects


    Hi
    recently I upgraded a server to SuSE9.2. The network card is an "IBM NetFinity 10/100 Fast Ethernet" using module "pcnet32".
    The network (192.168.1.x) works fine for an average of 7 min before it disconnects and after about 1 min automaticaly reconnects. There are no log messages that could give a hint.
    The system was working fine with an SuSE 8.1.

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    While "disconnected" is the Link light on the NIC enabled or disabled?

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    Network disconnects

    To exclude a hardware problem, I added another NIC (Broadcom 1GB), disabeld the on-board (IBM) one and configured the new NIC also fo the same network. Even with the new NIC the problem persistes.

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    Ok, are you connectedto a HUB/SWITCH?
    Have you tried to change port on this HUB/SWITCH?

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    It is connected to a switch, and I've changed ports. Three other Linux boxes (one still with 8.1 and two with 9.1) are all working fine without any dropouts.

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    Just to make sure, have you tried to switch cables as well? Your Ethernet TP cable that is.
    Otherwise, just to make a test, set a static IP on this computer if you're on DHCP right now. Could be your dhcp-client that has got into some kind of "glitch"

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