Bug 166413 - RTL8139 times out if acpi=on
Summary: RTL8139 times out if acpi=on
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Brian Brock
URL: http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linu...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-20 18:45 UTC by Rakotomandimby Mihamina
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-01-09 19:31:37 UTC
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Description Rakotomandimby Mihamina 2005-08-20 18:45:35 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Fedora/1.0.6-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.6

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. :-)

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

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 23:17:15 UTC
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 07:18:30 UTC
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 20:26:37 UTC
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 21:24:33 UTC
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 19:21:39 UTC
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 19:31:37 UTC
Closed due to lack of response.  Please reopen when the requested information 
becomes available...thanks! 

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