Bug 179805 - e1000 kernel module does not accept DHCP IP addresses
e1000 kernel module does not accept DHCP IP addresses
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: 2006-02-02 21:06 EST by Michael J Knox
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-02-23 11:27:06 EST
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output of sysreport (316.75 KB, application/x-bzip)
2006-02-05 14:58 EST, Michael J Knox
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sysreport (551.96 KB, application/x-bzip)
2006-02-09 05:23 EST, Kasper Ligaard Nielsen
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Output of running tcpdump -n -i eth0 (2.07 KB, text/plain)
2006-02-09 05:25 EST, Kasper Ligaard Nielsen
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Output of running lspci (1.64 KB, text/plain)
2006-02-09 12:21 EST, Kasper Ligaard Nielsen
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tcpdump, done with the jwltest-8 kernel (1.76 KB, text/plain)
2006-02-14 11:59 EST, Kasper Ligaard Nielsen
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Description Michael J Knox 2006-02-02 21:06:40 EST
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Description of problem:
Installed FC5T2, e1000 onboard NIC would not work. Installed a e100 NIC, updated to the current rawhide kernel (as per advise from Dave Jones). e1000 still does not work. 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install and run FC Rawhide

Actual Results:  lspci shows: 

03:00.0 Ethernet Controller: Intel Corpation 82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 0.3)

ifconfig shows the link is up, but no address is asigned. 

dmesg output:

e1000: eth0: e1000_probe: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
e1000: eth0: e1000_watchdog_task: NIC Link is up 100Mbps Full Duplex.

Expected Results:  to see an IP address in "ifconfig"

Additional info:

The motherboard is a SuperMicro PDSGE.
Comment 1 Michael J Knox 2006-02-02 21:52:51 EST
Same applies for 2.6.15-1.1895_FC5
Comment 2 John W. Linville 2006-02-03 16:26:50 EST
Please attach the output of running "sysreport"...thanks! 
Comment 3 Michael J Knox 2006-02-05 14:58:06 EST
Created attachment 124224 [details]
output of sysreport
Comment 4 John W. Linville 2006-02-06 08:50:52 EST
This relates to the problem described in the fedora-devel-list thread "e1000 
in rawhide kernel", correct? 
From that thread, the interface works correctly if you use a static IP address 
configuration.  Is that correct?  Just establishing the baseline... :-) 
Can you provide the output of running "tcpdump -n -i eth0" while you do "ifup 
eth0" in another window (using the DHCP configuration)?  Thanks! 
Comment 5 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-09 05:21:08 EST
I have the same problem except that I can not even connect using a static IP. I
have an Intel EtherExpress/1000 gigabit (Intel Copporation 82573V Gigabit
Ethernet Controller (Copper)).
In the system-config-network thingy I am not given the possibility to setup
dhcp: It is grayed out in the configuration dialog.
On logout the system hangs with 'Removing IPtables modules'; I can not even
Ctrl-Alt-Del, but have to hard-reset the machine.
Output of sysreport -norpm and tcpdump -n -i eth0 will follow shortly.
Comment 6 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-09 05:23:11 EST
Created attachment 124427 [details]
Comment 7 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-09 05:25:02 EST
Created attachment 124428 [details]
Output of running tcpdump -n -i eth0

I did an 'ifdown eth0' just before doing 'ifup eth0'.
Comment 8 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-09 07:19:59 EST
Comment on attachment 124427 [details]

Corrected .gz to .bz2 (and updated MIME Type).
Comment 9 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-09 12:21:47 EST
Created attachment 124443 [details]
Output of running lspci

I do not know whether this helps but Mr. Knox provided it, so I will do the
Comment 10 John W. Linville 2006-02-13 15:01:53 EST
I have FC5 test kernels w/ an e1000 update available here: 
Please give them a try and post the results here...thanks! 
Comment 11 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-13 16:36:50 EST
I did 'rpm -Uvh kernel...' logged out and back in using the new kernel:
Unfortunately there is no change at all :-(

If any new data is needed, then just tell me so :-)
Comment 12 John W. Linville 2006-02-14 11:04:57 EST
Not 100% sure, but I think you should install kernel packages as "rpm -ihv" 
instead.  Also, does "logged out and back in using the new kernel" imply a 
reboot?  You will need to reboot for the new kernel to take effect. 
Just to be sure, please post the output of "uname -a"...thanks! 
Comment 13 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-14 11:32:09 EST
It did include a reboot. Just to be sure, I re-installed the kernel using 'rpm
-ivh --force kernel...'. Then I rebooted.

The output of uname is:

# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.15-1.1941.2.1_FC5.jwltest.8 #1 Mon Feb 13
13:00:42 EST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Comment 14 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-14 11:58:19 EST
When I click the 'Probe' button in system-config-network, to probe the
MAC-address, then it finds 00:00:00:00

Something has changed with the new kernel: During startup I get a green 'OK'
when initializing eth0. It still takes a long time, so I do not really trust the

I have done a new tcpdump, which will be uploaded shortly.
Comment 15 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-14 11:59:49 EST
Created attachment 124623 [details]
tcpdump, done with the jwltest-8 kernel
Comment 16 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-21 19:14:08 EST
This seems fixed in FC5 test 3.

I do get some periodic spikes in network traffic, but I will have to investigate
further. If it is a problem I will open a seperate bug on it.

I think this bug could be closed.
Comment 17 Michael J Knox 2006-02-21 20:22:50 EST
So you can get an IP address and use the NIC as one would expect? I sadly have
not had any time to test this further, but do have a machine and some time next
week too look.
Comment 18 Kasper Ligaard Nielsen 2006-02-22 11:50:59 EST
Yes: DHCP, probing for a MAC address, using the network in general - it all
works. I can configure an activate/deactivate the NIC from the
system-config-network gui etc.
Comment 19 John W. Linville 2006-02-23 11:27:06 EST
I'm going to go ahead and close this based on ligaard's reports.  Micheal, 
plese reopen this if you still experience the issue.  Thanks! 

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