Bug 81931 - e100 driver does not load on ServerWorks OSB4
e100 driver does not load on ServerWorks OSB4
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2003-01-15 06:34 EST by Jan Iven
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-31 10:39:26 EST
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Description Jan Iven 2003-01-15 06:34:02 EST
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Description of problem:
The e100 driver from the 2.4.20-2.2 kernel does not load against the onboard
"Intel Ethernet Pro 100". It fails with

Jan 14 12:29:17 lxcert03 kernel: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver - version 2.1.24-k1
Jan 14 12:29:17 lxcert03 kernel: Copyright (c) 2002 Intel Corporation
Jan 14 12:29:17 lxcert03 kernel:
Jan 14 12:29:17 lxcert03 kernel: e100: hw init failed
Jan 14 12:29:17 lxcert03 kernel: e100: Failed to initialize, instance #0

The "eepro100" driver works fine.

# lspci -s 0:3.0 -vv

00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08)
        Subsystem: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100]
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr-
Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 66 (2000ns min, 14000ns max), cache line size 08
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
        Region 0: Memory at fb101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Region 1: I/O ports at 5400 [size=64]
        Region 2: Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-

# lspci -s 0:3.0  -n
00:03.0 Class 0200: 8086:1229 (rev 08)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.default anaconda install picks 'e100' as driver and fails
2.manually select eepro100
3.works (separate bug, not written into /etc/modules.conf)

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeff Garzik 2003-01-30 15:49:11 EST
Can you test the Red Hat errata release candidate, available at

If you have Red Hat 8.0, use kernel 2.4.18-23.8.0.

If you have Red Hat 7.x, use kernel 2.4.18-23.7.x.

Please let us know if this does, or does not, fix the problem.
Comment 2 Jan Iven 2003-01-31 06:44:03 EST
2.4.18-23.8.0 seems to fix it, device is up and reports no errors. Small test
using FTP works fine.

Comment 3 Jeff Garzik 2003-01-31 10:39:26 EST
Thanks for the feedback!

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