Bug 467928 - Need newer igb driver to support Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Kawela)
Need newer igb driver to support Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Kaw...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Kernel Manager
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2008-10-21 14:20 EDT by Charlotte Richardson
Modified: 2008-10-21 17:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-21 17:59:34 EDT
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Description Charlotte Richardson 2008-10-21 14:20:46 EDT
Description of problem:
The igb driver in RHEL5.2, igb-1.0.8-k2, does not support this embedded gigabit ethernet controller (Kawela chipset). The new igb driver which can be downloaded from the Intel website, igb-, supports it. The PCI vendor ID of the new NIC is 0x8086 (of course) and the device ID is 0x10C9. The new driver calls this device E1000_DEV_ID_82576. We can load the driver from a driver disk during initial installation on the systems with this NIC but it is a major nuisance.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to install RHEL5.2 over the network using RHEL5.2 DVD.

Actual results:
The embedded ethernet devices are not claimed by the igb driver, so the installation cannot be done over the network.

Expected results:
Newer driver would claim the devices allowing the network installation to work.

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Comment 1 Charlotte Richardson 2008-10-21 15:42:35 EDT
Looks like support *IS* present in 5.3_Alpha.
Comment 2 Charlotte Richardson 2008-10-21 17:59:34 EDT
Confirmed that this NIC is supported in the driver version in RHEL5.3_Alpha, so closing this Bug as RHEL5.3 meets our timeframe.

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