Like the title says. I installed a GPU, everything posts and boots fine. The lights on the Ethernet port are lit up and will stay lit up indefinitely (I assume) if I leave it at the kernel select screen.

But as soon as I load a kernel, the lights go dark. It also is not shown as an active client on my gateway, so it’s not working at all.

I’ve tried lots of commands I’ve found to force it up. It looks to me like the NIC assigned to vmbr0 is correct. Etc. I just can’t get it to work.

If I remove the GPU, it immediately works again. NIC stays up after the kernel loads and I can access the web UI as normal.

rooteprox. *

root@prox:*# ip a

  1. 10: «LOOPBACK, UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet scope host lo
    valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 :: 1/128 scope host noprefixroute valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
  2. enpsso: ‹BROADCAST, MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOHN group default qlen 1000 link/ether a8:a1:59:be:f2:33 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    enp0s31f6: «NO-CARRIER, BROADCAST, MULTICAST, UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast master vmbro state DOWN group default qlen 1000 link/ether a8:a1:59:be:f2:32 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    vmbrO: ‹NO-CARRIER, BROADCAST, MULTICAST, UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state DOWN group default qlen 1000 link/ether a8:a1:59:be:f2:32 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet scope global vmbro valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

root@prox: *# cat /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback

iface enp0s31f6 inet manual

auto vmbro

iface vmbro inet static



bridge-ports enp0s31f6

bridge-stp off bridge-fd o

iface enps0 inet manual

source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

root@prox: ~# service network restart

Failed to restart network.service: Unit network.service not found.

  • @hungover_pilot
    22 months ago

    Is the NIC built into the motherboard or an add on pcie card?

    You could check the journal to see if the logs tell you anything.

    • @nemaninOP
      12 months ago

      ASRock Z90 Extreme.

      Has 2 built in NICs. The intel 1g and the Broadcom 2.5g.

      Trying to use the Broadcom here, though my Ethernet is only 1g house wide, so I could try the intel if that seems like it could help…

      • subignition
        22 months ago

        I don’t think you’ll benefit at all from using the 2.5Gbit port if you only have 1Gbit cables, so there’s no downside

        • @Daughter3546
          21 month ago

          I am pretty sure 2.5GBe will work over normal/standard CAT5 and Cat5e cable. It’s the upstream switch that you’ll need to replace.