Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 105791
smc networking broken by default
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:03:21 EST
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Description of problem:
While I've never had problems with RHL9 and previous versions, networking wasn't
working for me on Fedora test1 or test2.
I'm using an SMC 83C170QF board, and I'm using a netgear router.
The system was just reporting that there was no link present whenever I tried to
bring up eth0.
The fix was to...
$ rmmod epic100
$ insmod epic100 full_duplex=5
I don't know why. Somebody just gave me this hint on IRC....
<xover> epic100 tries to auto-negotiate speed/duplex and if the netgear is
locked this will fail. If they have different defaults, you would get no link or
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up an SMC card and a Netgear RP614 router.
2.Try to boot.
Actual Results: eth0 bring up reports no link present.
Expected Results: eth0 bring up reports OK
fc1 - eol