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Re: e1000 in rawhide kernel



On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 09:16 +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On 2/3/06, Nigel Metheringham <nigel metheringham dev intechnology co uk> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 13:08 +1300, Michael J Knox wrote:
> > > I have a 82573E onboard NIC that refuses to obtain a DHCP IP. If its
> > > statically asigned, I am ok.
> >
> > Try getting the port you are connected to set to (say) 100 MB FD with no
> > autonegotiation, and see if that works better.  Some network
> > switches/NIC combos seem to take for ever to negotiate the link.  Quite
> > whose fault this is I don't know, although one network equipment
> > manufacturer seems to be always involved.
> 
> The higher end ones take ages to negotiate because they try and neg
> Spanning Tree Protocol first so the port goes through a blocking,
> discovery and then is finally into the forwarding stage. This normally
> doesn't cause a problem with newer NICs but it use to be very painful
> on older NICs with Netware as the netware drivers would time out.
> 
> Not sure if this would be an issue but one other thing to look at is
> to make sure your not running and extremely tight custom firewall that
> blocks the dhcp response packets. Also does it work if you temporarily
> set a static IP.
> 
> Pete

Is 12 hours long enough? 

I reboot into the XP partition and the link is up straight away with an
IP address. Likewise with the debian etch install on a different box
using the same motherboard. 

Michael


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