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Bug 125553 - NIC shows up but no connectionto network
NIC shows up but no connectionto network
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-06-08 14:12 EDT by Holger Thiesemann
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:06 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-04-16 00:49:22 EDT
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dmesg, dmidecode, dsdt, interrupts, dmesg, dmidecode, dsdt, interrupts, lspci, pc (33.83 KB, application/octet-stream)
2004-06-09 13:35 EDT, Holger Thiesemann
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Description Holger Thiesemann 2004-06-08 14:12:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
machine boots, NIC is recognized and configured but in 9 out of 10
attempts I cannot saccess the network.

Error message (mesages): 
sandwich kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit times out
sandwich kernel: eth0: Transmit timeout, status 00000000 00000240

kernel 2.6.5-1.358

NIC sis900 onboard

booting with pci=acpioff, pci=usepirqmask, or noacpi doesn't cure the

Can provide error and ok of: dmesg, dmidecode, dsdt, interrupts,
lspci, pci on request

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
just booting

Additional info:
Comment 1 Holger Thiesemann 2004-06-09 13:35:08 EDT
Created attachment 101001 [details]
dmesg, dmidecode, dsdt, interrupts,
dmesg, dmidecode, dsdt, interrupts, lspci, pc
Comment 2 Holger Thiesemann 2004-06-10 13:49:44 EDT
I just disassembled the dsdt. Both versions are identical...
Comment 3 Holger Thiesemann 2004-06-13 04:03:22 EDT
Problem remains with new kernel (2.6.6-1.427)
Comment 4 Holger Thiesemann 2004-06-16 10:32:27 EDT
Kernel update to 2.6.6-1.435 didn't fix the problem. BTW: is anyone
reading this stuff??
Comment 5 Dave Jones 2004-06-16 12:27:06 EDT
> booting with pci=acpioff, pci=usepirqmask, or noacpi doesn't cure the

You got those backwards, should be pci=noacpi  or acpi=off

Give those a try ?
Comment 6 Holger Thiesemann 2004-06-16 13:42:23 EDT
Been there, done that (as mentioned above) to no avail...
Comment 7 Dave Jones 2004-06-16 19:44:28 EDT
ah, this was mentioned this afternoon on Linux-kernel.
There's a fix for this in Andrew Morton's -mm tree, but the upstream
maintainer doesn't think its the right fix.

I'll look into this some more tomorrow.

Comment 8 Holger Thiesemann 2004-06-20 03:51:38 EDT
Hi Dave,

I upgraded the BIOS two days ago and guess what: it didn't help
either... Unfortunately, there's nothing implemented in this BIOS
which would allow for tinkering with ACPI settings (MSI MS 6701 board
in a Medion PC). 

My best workaround so far: whenever Linux fails to setup the NIC
properly I can restart the computer with another operating system
(developed somewhere in Redmond, WA, USA...). Rebooting again with
Linux gives usually full access to the NIC. Strange...
Comment 9 Holger Thiesemann 2004-06-28 13:52:38 EDT
Hi Dave,

do you have any (good) news?
Comment 10 Holger Thiesemann 2004-06-30 12:31:23 EDT
Is there any way of "freezing" the configuration once everything is
running? Right now, I do have LAN access, but there's no way to get
THE USB bluetooth dongle up and running...
Comment 11 Holger Thiesemann 2004-07-02 08:07:54 EDT
Upgraded yesterday to 2.6.6-1.435.2.1. Rebooted today: NIC does not
Comment 12 Holger Thiesemann 2004-07-03 05:54:51 EDT
Upgrade to 2.6.6-1.435.2.1 didn't help either. Anything I could try, test?
Comment 13 Holger Thiesemann 2004-07-05 11:30:18 EDT
Hey guys, is there really nothing that could be done in this case???
Comment 14 Holger Thiesemann 2004-07-07 11:23:39 EDT
Hello... Anybody working on this request?????
Comment 15 Dave Jones 2005-04-16 00:49:22 EDT
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat.  The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.

If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.

Thank you.

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