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adding a 2nd network card to linux

I'm on linux mint. I've just installed a PCIe gigabit network card (from eBay!) into my linux machine. I've already had to follow this guy's instructions to get the onboard NIC working correctly. I ...
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How to see all nics in Solaris 8/9

I have a questions regarding how to see all NICS in the solaris 8/9 SPARC boxes. Even if they are active/inactive. dladm show-link command does not work. cat /etc/path_to_inst could but it's hard to ...
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How does a NIC send a hardware interrupt? [closed]

Some context. A few weeks ago, a NIC was replaced on a box without much troubleshooting to find a clear resolution to the problem. A senior administrator got into a small tiff with an entry-level ...
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What is the command to flash a NIC link light?

I remember using a command line tool to flash a NIC's link light to identify it. I can't remember for the life of me what it was.
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Many dropped packets on NIC

I've noticed a very large count of dropped packets in the NICs of some of my servers. Have you seen something like this before? Any idea on what can be the problem? Below there's some information ...
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gigabit network card comparison

I'm shopping a dell machine and wanted to know what the experts thought about the value aded by getting an upgraded NIC. I've got cat6 throughout network and gigabit routers. On-Board Single Gigabit ...
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How to check at which PCI-Express mode a NIC operates

I have PCIe x4 NIC plugged into PCIe x16 slot. I have read, that even though it should run in x4 mode, it's not guaranteed: the network card can run in backward compatibility 1x mode. How to verify ...