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Bug 166413 - RTL8139 times out if acpi=on
RTL8139 times out if acpi=on
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-08-20 14:45 EDT by Rakotomandimby Mihamina
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-09 14:31:37 EST
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Description Rakotomandimby Mihamina 2005-08-20 14:45:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
My Ethernet network hangs as shown in the URL, exactly.
I have a CompaQ R4000 (same as HP zv6000), with a RTL8139 NIC.
To have the network working I must off the acpi and it is a real problem on a notebook. :-)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. not apend "acpi=off" as option at boot.
2. boot

Actual Results:  ethernet network works some seconds, then hangs. (as well as static IP adressing and DHCP)

Expected Results:  network should goes on

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-08-26 19:17:15 EDT
please try the latest errata kernel from updates-testing. This has a large acpi
update which may fix this problem.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-09-30 03:18:30 EDT
Mass update to all FC4 bugs:

An update has been released (2.6.13-1.1526_FC4) which rebases to a new upstream
kernel ( As there were ~3500 changes upstream between this and the
previous kernel, it's possible your bug has been fixed already.

Please retest with this update, and update this bug if necessary.

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-11-10 15:26:37 EST
2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 has been released as an update for FC4.
Please retest with this update, as a large amount of code has been changed in
this release, which may have fixed your problem.

Thank you.
Comment 4 Rakotomandimby Mihamina 2005-11-14 16:24:33 EST
It did not fix. Same error messages. I am very confused, I really want to help
but I think it is because of my hardware... not very "Linux compliant"...
Comment 5 John W. Linville 2005-12-02 14:21:39 EST
Have you tried "acpi=noirq" as an alternative?  That may restore some of your 
ACPI function. 
Beyond that, I'm not sure what I can do.  Most often these problems result 
from problems in the BIOS itself.  Have you looked for a BIOS update from your 
Comment 6 John W. Linville 2006-01-09 14:31:37 EST
Closed due to lack of response.  Please reopen when the requested information 
becomes available...thanks! 

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