Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 411661
Fedora 8 can not identify Intel 82575EB Gigabit Network controller.
Last modified: 2008-04-23 21:22:10 EDT
Description of problem:
Fedora 8 can not identify Intel 82575EB Gigabit Network controller. This
controller used igb.ko as driver and with 10a7 as device id.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always, the installation process can not identify the NIC and after
installation, the system can not identify the NIC. I see this issue under
Intel Stoakley Platform with Harpertown processor and Intel Corporation
82575EB Gigabit Ethernet controller. But due to the failure in finding this
device and the lack of igb driver, it should be general bug for all machine
with this NIC.
Steps to Reproduce:
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 10a7 (rev 02)
08:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 10a7 (rev 02)
The system can identify the device and load the avaliable driver (igb.ko).
FYI there are three of these Stoakley systems in Westford.
e2fsprogs? ah, no. :)
The device can be identified in Fedora 9, but F9 didn't integrated igb driver
This can be worked around by downloading the driver source from Intel's WEB
site. Be sure you get the igb driver. It's a tar.gz file and can be manually
installed by following the instructions in the readme file included in the
download. Installation does require prior installation of the kernal-devel RPM
module. Once installed and the system rebooted, Fedora should find the devices.
Note-This is one of these "chicken/egg" problems, since you can't download
anything if the NIC doesn't work. To work around this, I installed a cheep NIC
card to do the downloads.
Any plan to integrated igb driver into Fedora 9 release?
It's enabled in the current F9 builds, but this bug-report is for F8.
F8 won't get a 2.6.25 kernel until after its released.
Thanks for your answer. If the driver was integrated into F9 beta (F9 alpha
didn't have it), I will close this bug.
F9 had integrated igb driver correctly, verified.