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Question CBEM56G sleeps 'til a little nudge thru tcpdump(?!) 

Forum: Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues
Date: 1999, Nov 30
From: Kai Krebber bacardi

Hi!

A couple of weeks ago, I installed V 3.0.14 on a Compaq Armada 1700 with SUSE Linux 6.0 and a CBEM56G. Worked fine from the start.

Yesterday I installed V 3.1.4 on a different Armada 1700 with SUSE Linux 6.2 and a CBEM56G on it.

During bootup, the Card starts and ifconfig shows my eth0 - interface. Only I can't ping anything from this machine and the machine doesn't reply to pings from other machines in the net - until I start tcpdump on my Compaq. Then suddenly everything works fine until the next reboot.

Sure it looks a bit funny to first start tcpdump before I can use my card. Is there a more clean way / configuration hint?

TIA,
       Kai Krebber

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1. None Maybe just set promiscuous mode? by David Hinds, 1999, Nov 30
1. Agree This works on RBEM100-56G by Chris Hanson, 1999, Dec 10
2. Feedback try ifconfig too by Richard, 1999, Dec 11

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