Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462140
DHCP failure on first boot with r8169
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:45:46 EST
Description of problem:
Every time I reboot my Fedora 8 box, the r8169 driver fails to get an IP via DHCP initially. I have a workaround.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Relatively new kernels, this didn't happen with the Fedora 8 install DVD kernels, but one of the kernel updates started causing this to happen. It's been months since this worked right, since I have a workaround I didn't post the bug until now.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot the box
2. DHCP times out
3. to fix: rmmod r8169; modprobe r8169; ifdown eth0; ifup eth0
ifconfig only lists the loopback adapter until my workaround and then networking works fine thereafter.
Should just work :)
The very latest kernel kernel-184.108.40.206-14.fc8 (x86, from the new updates) changes this:
You only have to rmmod r8169; modprobe r8169 -- after that the eth0 adapter retries or something and everything works again until the next reboot.
I forgot to add:
This is a machine with an MSI K8T-NEO motherboard with an 2ghz AMD64 3200+ processor. The r8169 adapter is the motherboard NIC.
This sounds like a kernel problem and not a dhcp problem. Reassigning.
Probably a duplicate of Bug #438046. Same problem in F9 (Bug #444966, and others) and rawhide F10 (Bug #460747, and others).
It seems that all kernels since 2.6.24 have this issue.
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