Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467928
Need newer igb driver to support Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Kawela)
Last modified: 2008-10-21 17:59:34 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-126.96.36.199, 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to install RHEL5.2 over the network using RHEL5.2 DVD.
The embedded ethernet devices are not claimed by the igb driver, so the installation cannot be done over the network.
Newer driver would claim the devices allowing the network installation to work.
Looks like support *IS* present in 5.3_Alpha.
Confirmed that this NIC is supported in the driver version in RHEL5.3_Alpha, so closing this Bug as RHEL5.3 meets our timeframe.