Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 248760
r8169 driver does not pick up IP if cable removed and reattached
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:10 EST
Description of problem:
The r8169 driver does not pick up IP if cable removed and reattached on laptop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up with ethernet cable plugged in.
2. Pull cable.
3. Plug cable back in.
4. Wait for NetworkManager to reconnect network.
Receive auto-generated IP address (169.x.y.z).
Receive IP from DHCP.
kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 and kernel-2.6.21-1.3255.fc7 correctly restore network
when switching between ethernet and wireless.
Found that bug only occurs in X.
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
Fixed in 188.8.131.52-91.fc7.x86_64.