sudden ethernet failure
#11
That dad-gummed lazy sysadmin (me) had not updated any software, kernel or otherwise, in weeks. (at time of failure)

auto-update disabled and no manual update for nearly a month
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#12
After the last manual update did you restart the systems could there have been a delayed effect?

Otherwise it seems like a case of the X Files.
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#13
(08-31-2020, 08:36 AM)lot378 Wrote: After the last manual update did you restart the systems could there have been a delayed effect?

Probably yes because that's my normal routine: update repos, upgrade software, reboot, restart tasks no already started by init

Quote:Otherwise it seems like a case of the X Files.

Seems to be X Files. I have thought about seeking RMA, but they are way out of warranty.

I'm fairly certain I will replace them. I just haven't decided between a fully-stocked clusterboard or a stack of AndroidTV boxes. Price::performance leads toward AndroidTV boxes, but total expected lifetime cost (including electricity) tips toward clusterboard. Tough choice.
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#14
A software update shouldn't fry the Ethernet adapters should it?

I'd try another OS to see what happens. NetBSD is very low-level; in my biased opinion, I'd say it's very suited to this.
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(08-31-2020, 01:59 PM)KC9UDX Wrote: A software update shouldn't fry the Ethernet adapters should it?

I'd try another OS to see what happens.  NetBSD is very low-level; in my biased opinion, I'd say it's very suited to this.

Scroll back through the thread. You will find where I specifically mention that software had not been updated for weeks prior to failure, and literally no OS image (able to boot on the 512MB cards; including netbsd) linked from the wiki page is able to detect the ethernet hardware.
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