Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78600
IBM M41 PC hangup on 10BaseT Hub with REDHAT 8.0
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
We are installing IBM 6794 M41 systems with onboard Intel pro Nic's.
System will randomly hang up on 10BaseT HUB's but works fine on 10/100Base
Switches. Driver for eth0 = eepro100. After hang only a system power down & up
will start it up again. Tested with more than one HUB and 5 cables.Testes on 4
Systems as well.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RH 8.0 on IBM M41 PC - type 6794-21G
2.Link to 10BaseT hub.
3.System will hang up with in first hour of operation. Have never run for more
than 24Hr's without hanging up.
Actual Results: System will randomly hang up!
Expected Results: Normal uninterupted operation!
The Kernel driver for the Intel Pro NIC Card my have a bug!
there is a hardware bug in some revisions of the ethernetpro 100 chipset; the
eepro100 driver doesn't always seem to recover from it properly.
Can you try the "e100" driver we also ship? (just change "eepro100" to "e100" in
The "e100" driver works 100% for 10BaseT Hubs.