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  • Tony Ellis
    Tony Ellis's reply was accepted as an answer

    Re: NVIDIA Dual Gigabit MAC with external Marvell PHY not detected

    extract from forcedeth.c

    So looks like the kmod-forcedeth driver is required...
    Nick probably has the driver on his web-site - but it is also here at...
    kmod-forcedeth-0.64-3.el7_5.elrepo
    for ClearOS 7.5 only (built with kernel 3.10.0-862.11.6.v7.x86_64)

    www.sraellis.tk

  • extract from forcedeth.c

    So looks like the kmod-forcedeth driver is required...
    Nick probably has the driver on his web-site - but it is also here at...
    kmod-forcedeth-0.64-3.el7_5.elrepo

  • CAPTCHA strikes again... see the two screen-shoots attached...
    [quote]
    Cannot contact reCAPTCHA. Check your connection and try again.
    [unquote]
    A first hit for a Google search indicated problems with Google's invisible recaptcha with Joomla at the web-server end...
    Now that's a misnomer if ever their was one *** invisible*** - far too visible as far as I am concerned :(
    Checking your page sources it looks as if you quite possibly use some sort of Joomla/Kunena/EasyDiscuss combination for ClearOS...

    Have no problem with other web-sites that utilize CAPTCHA such as www.noip.com which uses it to check a robot is not auto renewing ddns when due for confirmation...

  • Thanks Dave - will login every once in awhile to see what progress is being made...

    My original appends might seem like an over reaction, but years of waiting 12 - 20 seconds (verified by using the browser's page load timer plugin) to fully load and input to be accepted for every page change has finally exhausted my patience... clicking on captcha street signs was the last straw...

    Use many forums that are far better than these here, but have no idea if they meet your requirements. Before retirement was involved with IBM mainframe software such as CICS, IMS, DB2,TSO etc and programmed in REXX - far removed from the world of web based forum software...

  • Nick - Don't need to feel "loved" - but it would be nice if the forums were "loved" enough by those responsible for them to actually improve them... can understand Peter, Daryl and Ben not wanting to get involved in trouble shooting problems caused by users. That is not the issue here. No concerns there and suspect the devs had nothing to with the forum software selection and probably don't like them either. When I reported a problem with Multi-Wan caused by a ClearOS upgrade to 7.5 recently got a private response from one of the devs, which was great...

    Dave - thanks for responding, and good to see ClearOS developing and moving forward... the sort of new we like hearing, but...


    There are going to be some changes that will eventually reach the forums

    When? - 8 years later and another statement that change is coming... That indicates to me that the forums are at the bottom of ClearOS priority list - and that is where they seem to stay - there will always be something more important coming along to preempt forum changes, it seems. Anyway - it's your business - not mine, your dirty shop window - I don't have to look at it. Enough from me...

    My choice is whether to use the forums or not. At the moment have decided to ignore them and use the time for something else more pleasant that waiting for pages to load and that horrible orange circle at the bottom right hand corner to make it's appearance, sometimes seconds after the rest of the page has loaded as the whole page is 'locked' until then. It doesn't even have an 'X' to be able to dismiss it and at times covers up text and the need to scroll the page to get to read what's under it... yuk!

  • Thanks Nick for your interest... Don't follow the forums anymore but was made aware of your post by an email subscription to posts I have contributed to...

    As I suspected would happen, nobody at ClearOS responsible for this sloowww mess of a website has enough interest to even bother enough to respond, let alone do something positive to fix it...

    Just over 8 years ago Michael Proper promised "huge improvement" (his words) for the forums.. we are still waiting and still having to put with Clear's miserably poor choice of crappy slow awful forum software.. see his append in this thread... https://www.clearos.com/clearfoundation/social/community/sloowww-web-site-hope-to-improve-performance#reply-13221" target="_blank">https://www.clearos.com/clearfoundation/social/community/sloowww-web-site-hope-to-improve-performance#reply-13221

    To answer your question..
    Was on the Community Forums page... https://www.clearos.com/clearfoundation/social/community Wasn't logged in at the time of the captcha appearing - but as formally used to have my browser log me, that process may have started... I had previously noticed a box outline that appeared very briefly, then disappeared, when going into the forums. Thinking about it now suspect that may also have been the captcha screen as it was about the same size and position of the one with the street signs...

    Anyway - the problem is solved for me at least... will only respond in the forums if I get a thread subscription email - and they will die very quickly as the forum discussion moves on...

  • Captcha required for this site... ludicrous... madness...

    Just now had to complete a captcha by clicking on street signs to visit this site, as if it wasn't already painful enough to use...

    In these modern times a web-site is the equivalent to a shop window. Would you want to enter a shop with dirty windows, goods badly displayed, the door so stiff you need to put a shoulder to it to force open, only to find the service slow and inefficient once inside?

    That's what is is like using these forums... and the impression ClearOS gives...

    Clicking on captchas could very well be the last straw in deciding to ignore these forums, lesson frustration and gain valuable time time to do something else more pleasant...

    Sad, very sad state of affairs.

  • Jayji - over the years with Clarkconnect/ClearOS have witness strange changes to the ifcfg-xxx files from being totally wiped out, changed to .bak files, interfaces swapped between internal/external on a reboot, valid options being deleted, wifi destroyed, a comment in a ifcfg file causing an Oops, webconfig not tolerating ifcfg-xxx backup files ending with "~" created by a decent editor. Webconfig clearly needs to be more robust and also recognise ALL valid options in these files - not just the tiny selection ClearOS allows. The Interface just showing up as ethernet was also reported recently (within the last 10 days?) on these forums. As a consequence of this - not a solution, but saves frustration - have been doing one or both of these things here for many years...
    1. Once setup and working, copy the ifcfg-xxx files elsewhere for safety and quick restore, if required...
    2. Using a sledge-hammer :) set the immutable bit on those files using chattr.

    Cannot help you with DNS. Ditched dnsmasq for bind and ISC dhcpd - this allow multiple DNS servers (master and any numbers of slaves) and dhcpd gives me two dhcp servers that synchronize with each other. Never see the DNS/dhcp problems that are reported on these forums...

    If it occurs again - check the logs - messages, syswatch, etc. Also try these in this order systemctl restart firewall.service, no go then syswatch.service, no go then try network.service (another sledge hammer

    One last thing - make sure you are using the latest kernel for 7.5 (currently kernel.x86_64 0:3.10.0-862.9.1.v7) - had multi-wan problems with the initial kernel installed by the 7.5 upgrade...

    Others with more conventional ClearOS systems may be able to provide better advice... mine are heavily modified...

  • Tony Ellis
    Tony Ellis replied to a discussion, ClearOS 7.5 Community Release

    Ah! - good recall on your part... https://www.clearos.com/clearfoundation/social/community/clearos-7-4-beta#reply-191001
    /etc/sysconfig/modules is empty...


    Now that's what I missed - it had already been black-listed and I had forgotten completely about doing it last year... thanks.

  • Tony Ellis
    Tony Ellis replied to a discussion, ClearOS 7.5 Community Release

    Thanks Nick - hope this is corrected soon so others can avoid the problem...


    For you own version, if you compiled from source, you may want to delete the file /usr/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist-r8169.conf or comment out the line in it otherwise in a mixed r8168/r8169 environment the r8169 will not come up.

    However, DID compile my own r8168 driver from source, have a MIXED environment as my append clearly indicates (last segment within code tags) and the r8169 DID come up together with the r8168 with the correct drivers! So am a bit mystified by your comment... what have I missed...