Bug 83917 - HP Omnibook 6100 with Intel Pro 10/100 VM Ethernet
HP Omnibook 6100 with Intel Pro 10/100 VM Ethernet
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
8.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-02-09 21:36 EST by Jamie
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Description Jamie 2003-02-09 21:36:23 EST
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Description of problem:

After setup, I am unable to retrieve the redhat updates because the ethernet
driver configured for my system is faulty. It works for approximately 5 minutes
and then cuts out. I have to restart the ethernet link (driver) to get it going
again. The redhat auto-update system is not able to handles situations when a
network connection drops suddenly. It screws up my entire system.


HP Omnibook 6100 with Intel Pro 10/100 VM Ethernet



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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Redhat 8.0 on an HP Omnibook 6100 with Intel Pro 10/100 VM Ethernet
2. Use the Internet for approximately 5 minutes and see what happens
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Actual Results:  (1) Redhat auto update causes the system to become unstable
(2) Ethernet driver is dropped after approx. 5 minutes of use


Expected Results:  (1) Linux should be reliable and robust. This is my first
attempt at running Linux after a couple of years and I am very disappointed. I
was under the impression that its usability had improved somewhat.

Additional info:

HP Omnibook 6100 with Intel Pro 10/100 VM Ethernet
Redhat Linux 8.0 

You should consider using the e100 driver. It at least works for a little longer
than the ethernet express pro 100 driver. However, it too has big problems.
Keeps output this message to the kernel log:

e100: eth0: e100_wait_exec_simple: failed

Another problem entirely. I can't seem to find any resolution to the above.
However, please could you update the red hat distribution to support the HP
Omnibook 6000. I really want to give this OS a try but whenever I do something
awful happens.
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:30 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
persists.

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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