On an old server (Dell PowerEdge SC1420, now without RAID)
I have CentOS 6.4 installed, up, and running — but it
keeps failing to connect for some reason ….
NetworkManager applet 0.8.1 runs blue rings around in the
panel for a while, then reports itself disconnected. It also
offers a pseudo-choice, if I right-click, between Wired
Connection and eth0; in fact, the cable to the router is the only
connection the machine has or has ever had.
I’ve tried such things as I could find to get a
connection, in vain. I’ve tried replacing the cable.
If there’s a good fix, I’d like to get my wife running CentOS,
because it’s one obvious choice for her to have against such time
as I’m gone. (I don’t at all claim to be the Oldest Subscriber,
but I am at an age such that I would be irrational not to plan for such
What new way can I try to get this beast online?