hi, I’ve got a new host, the host’s got 2 (unsupported) realtek on-board nics and 2 on-board video outs. I think when the OS boots up enum-devices(?) looks at what’s on the pci bus and then tries to load an appropriate driver. The nics though aren’t actually supported and eventually the incorrectly configured io-pkt-v4-hc crashes. So, I’ve slayed io-pkt-v4-hc and restarted it with the correct driver for a NIC I’ve got on a separate card, I then get comms and I’m happy. My problem occurs when I reboot, it looks to me like all (including the unsupported) NICs are then reloaded again and I’ve then lost comms. Please can you tell me how I can stop the unsupported NICs being started/loaded etc? is there a blacklist .conf somewhere? (or a gui…)
I had something similar going on with the video outs, one was supported and one wasn’t, I slayed io-display and started it again correctly and I’ve not had any more trouble, I’m not sure why my NICs aren’t behaving in the same way.
edit… hmm, should I have umount’ed the wrong drivers instead of slaying the io-pkt-v4-hc process?