Bug 470408 - R8169 Gigabit Ethernet doesn't work
R8169 Gigabit Ethernet doesn't work
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 460747
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-11-06 20:35 EST by Andrig Miller
Modified: 2008-12-09 16:06 EST (History)
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Description Andrig Miller 2008-11-06 20:35:41 EST
Description of problem:

The Gigabit ethernet doesn't work at all.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

I'm using the latest Rawhide kernel - on F10 Preview.

How reproducible:

All the time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just boot, and no workie!
Actual results:

No link light, and can't get it to come up through any commands.

Expected results:

Should automatically come up when a cable is plugged into it.

Additional info:

r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
r8169 0000:0a:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
r8169 0000:0a:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
r8169 0000:0a:00.0: unknown MAC (27a00000)
r8169 0000:0a:00.0: no MSI. Back to INTx.
eth0: RTL8169 at 0xffffc2000064c000, 00:1e:ec:b7:43:18, XID 24a00000 IRQ 19
Comment 1 Yanko Kaneti 2008-11-07 01:23:02 EST
Perhaps you could try completely powering down the machine and boot that same kernel again. There were some r8169 reports where this seems to have helped.
Comment 2 Andrig Miller 2008-11-07 14:35:24 EST
I have actually tried that, and nothing is different.
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2008-11-11 12:27:06 EST
kernels and higher have backports of the 8169 changes from 2.6.28, which will hopefully resolve this.
Comment 4 Andrig Miller 2008-11-11 17:22:18 EST
So, will the final release of Fedora 10 have that kernel?

Comment 5 Dave Jones 2008-11-11 19:26:41 EST
it will have at least that version, yes. likely something even newer.
Comment 6 Andrig Miller 2008-11-12 17:43:33 EST
Excellent.  The weird thing is, with playing around with other things, I had some repeated reboots to try out some sound configuration options on this same hardware.  Just for grins I plugged the ethernet cable in, and now its working.

It's a mystery, because reboots in the past did nothing.  Oh, well, I'll look forward to the final release and the new kernel.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 23:56:23 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 8 toets 2008-12-02 05:41:35 EST
Running Fedora 10 I experience the same problem. Looks very similair to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=444966

I also see the amount of interrupts for this nic going through the roof.
Comment 9 Chuck Ebbert 2008-12-09 16:06:04 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 460747 ***

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