Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1000195
tg3 BCM5705M link drops during boot
Last modified: 2014-11-20 18:56:54 EST
Description of problem:
I'm unable to install Fedora 17 through rawhide on a Latitude X300 with a:
02:05.0 Ethernet controller : Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet [14e4:165d] (rev 01)
network card. During boot link drops around tg3 initialization/link up attempt and cannot be revived.
Actually appears to drop at this line:
IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): em1: link is not ready
Disabling ipv6 removes that line, but link still drops around that time.
Removing and re-adding the tg3 module in the dracut shell does not bring it back.
Disconnecting/reconnecting the cable doesn't help.
Appears to work fine under Windows XP.
Tried setting rd.blacklist=tg3 - no effect.
Set tg3.tg3_debug=-1 but no new messages.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Finally seems to be mostly working again.