I installed the card and booted the server. It showed the embeded two ports as eth0 and eth1. From the PCI-e card it showed just 2 ports, one eth2, and another one as eth0-renamed.

I connected a cable to all the PCI-e card ethernet slots, only on two slots the backlit lights up, and on the other two it doesn't.

I booted into the BIOS and there also only two ports from the PCI-e card are shown.

So my question is: does ubuntu server kernel have divers for Intel quad port ethernet card? Or is it the card is a faulty one? And why are all 4 ports were not shown in the BIOS?

  • this is a server queston and I do not think it will do well on askubuntu personally. Apr 24, 2011 at 3:50

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If the bios itself cannot see all the ports, the card may be incompatible with the motherboard or the card may be defective.

  • Sounds correct. If two ports don't even get link-level lights then it's a faulty card. Apr 24, 2011 at 3:34

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