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ersatzsplatt
January 31st, 2012, 09:32 PM
I have a server install on a system with an Intel gigabit chip (82574L). The driver for this loads automatically (yay) ... but then I don't see any connectivity. :frown: My first suspicion was dhclient ... but that does not seem to be a problem when the same disk is in another system (with a different ethernet conroller). When I run another Linux install (FC) on the same system, the network connection seems to be fine. I have seen some posts about the e1000e driver having problems years ago ... is it really still broken on the latest up-to-date server install? If so, I suppose I could try to patch and build the driver. ... but wouldn't it be better to fix it for everyone?

Maybe it is not a problem with the driver -- since it seems to find the hardware fine. ... does anyone else find it strange that the driver enumerates eth0 and eth1, but ifconfig -a shows eth1 and eth2?

Here is what I've got going:

dmesg | grep -iE 'eth | e1000e'
[ 4.121422] e1000e: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 1.3.10-k2
[ 4.121429] e1000e: Copyright(c) 1999 - 2011 Intel Corporation.
[ 4.121672] e1000e 0000:06:00.0: Disabling ASPM L0s
[ 4.121689] e1000e 0000:06:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 4.121708] e1000e 0000:06:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 4.121906] e1000e 0000:06:00.0: irq 67 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 4.121913] e1000e 0000:06:00.0: irq 68 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 4.121919] e1000e 0000:06:00.0: irq 69 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 4.228050] e1000e 0000:06:00.0: eth0: (PCI Express:2.5GT/s:Width x1) 00:25:90:0d:2d:18
[ 4.228055] e1000e 0000:06:00.0: eth0: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
[ 4.228141] e1000e 0000:06:00.0: eth0: MAC: 3, PHY: 8, PBA No: 0101FF-0FF
[ 4.228321] e1000e 0000:07:00.0: Disabling ASPM L0s
[ 4.228341] e1000e 0000:07:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 4.228364] e1000e 0000:07:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 4.229184] e1000e 0000:07:00.0: irq 70 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 4.229189] e1000e 0000:07:00.0: irq 71 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 4.229193] e1000e 0000:07:00.0: irq 72 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 4.341551] e1000e 0000:07:00.0: eth1: (PCI Express:2.5GT/s:Width x1) 00:25:90:0d:2d:19
[ 4.341557] e1000e 0000:07:00.0: eth1: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
[ 4.341692] e1000e 0000:07:00.0: eth1: MAC: 3, PHY: 8, PBA No: 0101FF-0FF

sudo ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

virbr0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 92:1axxxx
inet addr:192.168.122.1 Bcast:192.168.122.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

sudo ifconfig -a [mac address blunted to protect the innocent]
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:25xxxx
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:17 Memory:fbde0000-fbe00000

eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:25xxxx
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:16 Memory:fbce0000-fbd00000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

virbr0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 92:1axxxx
inet addr:192.168.122.1 Bcast:192.168.122.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

ersatzsplatt
February 1st, 2012, 02:59 AM
Can anyone using a 82574L ethernet chip confirm if the e1000e driver is working for them ... running 11.10 server? ... please?
If not, did you have to build a new driver instead of using what was in the standard install (to get it to work)?