[svlug] An FC5 horror story ...
rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Sun Apr 2 16:17:14 PDT 2006
Yesterday, in a fit of capriciousness, I decided to upgrade my machine to
FC5. I had the ISOs, and I had burned CDs, and 'yum install xyz' kept
failing on the FC3 base I had ...
So, I installed. Then I had major problems. My DSL link would not come up.
It seemed clear that it was not an SBC problem, but nothing I could do
would bring it up.
Fortunately, I was in the process of switching to ComCast cable, so I had
a link to the outside world. After lots of searching on google, and
noticing some problems with eth0 timing out, and a number of reboots, and
so forth, the solution was: add irqpoll to the kernel line in grub.conf.
It seems that there was a change in this area between 2.6.9 which I had
been using, and 2.6.15 that FC5 uses.
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]richardsharpe.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org,
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