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Bug 64714 - (NET E100) Installer selects wrong module for IBM T23 Intel network card, should use e100
(NET E100) Installer selects wrong module for IBM T23 Intel network card, sho...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-05-09 17:39 EDT by Mike Zingale
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-03 00:58:05 EST
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Description Mike Zingale 2002-05-09 17:39:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
I installed RH 7.3 on an IBM Thinkpad T23.  The install went w/o problems and
all the hardware was detected automatically.  The network card is an Intel
82801CAM (ICH3) Chipset Ethernet controller (as returned from /proc/pci).  The
eepro100 module was aliased in my modules.conf for this controller, but network
transfers hang when using this.  Switching to the e100 module eliminated the

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use the eepro100 module with the integrated ethernet
2. transfer some data using scp
3. transfer will hang


Actual Results:  The network connection hangs

Expected Results:  Data should be transferred uninterupted

Additional info:

The e100 driver eliminates all problems.
Comment 1 Niels Kristian Jensen 2002-06-12 16:19:46 EDT
I can add that the installer (netboot.img) also hangs - if and only if I connect to a 10 Mbit/s hub (half duplex).

When I added a 10/100 MBit/s switch (full duplex) as a buffer between the PC and the hub, the installer ran fine.

On Windows 2000, the network card is listed as "Intel PRO/100VE" PCI bus 2 device 8 function 0

If is matters, I used DHCP settings, HTTP download from mirrors.sunsite.dk directory /redhat/7.3/en/os/i386 via a 2Mbit/512kbit ADSL line.
Comment 2 Niels Kristian Jensen 2003-06-09 16:23:14 EDT
A new guy on the task? Ok, fine:

I've just upgraded to Redhat 9 using FTP install from ftp.sunet.se and the
boot.img and the driver disk.

The installer didn't recognize my NIC but I was allowed a list to pick from. I
used the Intel e100 driver and it works fine. In other words, I didn't test any
other drivers.
Comment 3 Niels Kristian Jensen 2003-08-06 04:33:39 EDT
I still have the IBM T23 laptop and I can test any changes, you may want to 
check on the actual hardware.
Comment 4 Jeff Garzik 2004-03-03 00:58:05 EST
As e100 (not eepro100) appears to work, closing.  We are deprecating
eepro100 in favor of e100.

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