[Beowulf] Help with NIC

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Fri Apr 20 15:08:52 EDT 2007


On Fri, 20 Apr 2007, J Pill wrote:

> Thank you so mucho Mr. Brown.
> I'll get Fedora core 6 and test it.
> I'm now just testing with Fedora, next Debian an Solaris.

Also remember to check out /var/log/messages.  Often if there are
problems they are logged there...

    rgb

>
> See ya
>
> On 4/20/07, Ariel Sabiguero Yawelak <asabigue at fing.edu.uy> wrote:
>>
>>  I am not sure which version of the kernel is shipped with Fedora, but I
>> did not manage to make OpenSuSE 10.1, 64 bits work with Broadcom
>> BCM4401-B0 card. It just wrote thousands of errors to the 
>> /var/log/messages.
>> I googled for the error and no similar error since 2003.
>> I am sorry that I cannot be more specific, as I moved to another version
>> of OpenSuSE that was suitable for me and avoided the problem. I don't keep
>> those errors, nor the specific version of the components. Anyway, I think
>> that  kernel version was 2.6.16, with patches applied from SuSE.
>> My (coward) suggestion is to try FC6, if it is suitable for your needs and
>> see if the problem remains or not.
>> 
>> Regards (and sorry for the lousy clue ...)
>> 
>> Ariel
>> 
>> 
>> Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> 
>> On Thu, 19 Apr 2007, J Pill wrote:
>> 
>> Hello to all the comunity beowulf.
>> I'm Informatic Systems Administrator student in Colombia
>> 
>> I'm tring to install a Beowulf cluster with OSCAR in Fedora Core 5 in a
>> set
>> of IBM Machines:
>> - CPU = Pentium D 64 bits
>> - RAM = 2GB
>> 
>> I got some problems with the NICs, so, Fedora recognize it. Buut, i cannot
>> 
>> obtain an IP address from the IDS; I'm tring to made a LAN with 2 of those
>> 
>> PCs, guess what i can't made it, I give it the IP address but can't made
>> any
>> comunication; the Fedora's firewall is down.
>> The NiCs are Broadcom 440.
>> Any sugestión?
>> 
>> 
>> Please describe the way you are getting IP addresses?  Is there a DHCP
>> server out there somewhere?  Are you setting them static?  What tool did
>> you use to configure the network?  What is the output of
>>
>>  ifconfig
>> 
>> and
>>
>>  route
>> 
>> on each node at this time?  People here can probably help you, but
>> you'll have to give details of EXACTLY what your setup is, as there are
>> a thousand ways to set up a network incorrectly.
>>
>>    rgb
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks a lot
>> 
>> 
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