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Old 08-02-02, 02:24 PM   #1
bernz
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Default Problem with Ethernet (nvnet) driver for RH 7.3

I'm running the MSI K7N420 Pro and I installed the drivers from the site. For all intents and purporses, things seemed to run fine this way. nice graphics, solid connection to the network, decent sound. Happy, I am, says master yoda.

Anyhow, I just found out that the card doesn't take incoming connections unless it previously makes a connection to an IP. In other words, machines won't appear completed in arp tables unless you make a connection to them first. after that,things work fine.

The problem, then, is that i can't connect from another host unless THIS host connects first. Kind of defeats the purpose of using this as a server.

Any suggestions, or is the ARPimplementation on the driver screwed and I just have to wait impatiently for the new driver?

dave
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