Need help troubleshooting NIC

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Mon Feb 8 22:24:40 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Mike Galvez <galvez at> wrote:

> Over the weekend one my servers went down due to extended power failure.
> The file system reports clean, but something has gone sideways with
> networking. The server is a Dell 2950 running 7.0 release, and it's been
> working fine for well over a year. It uses the BCE driver. Ifconfig
> shows it to be up and active and configured with the correct IP, mask
> and gateway, but I can't ping anything.
> I've tested the ethernet connection with a nearby machine and it works.
> I also booted the 2950 from an Ubuntu live CD and the NIC worked, so i
> don't think it's a hardware issue.
> Is there a way I can rebuild the driver without having to rebuild the
> kernel?

What does netstat -r show?

Adam Vande More

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