[eepro100-bug] PC with Intel D845BG motherboard hangs up

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Fri Jul 12 22:03:23 2002

On Fri, 12 Jul 2002, H&G wrote:

> I recently bought a vpr Matrix 2020 PC. It has an Intel D845BG motherboard
> (i845D chipset) with an onboard 82562 NIC. It runs Red Hat 7.3.
> When booting, the message "network: Bringing up interface eth0" seems fine
> (I subscribed to a DSL access with Qwest+MSN, don't blame me !)

> But after a while, the whole system hangs up and the only thing I can
> do is to restart the machine. It took me a long time to came to that
> conclusion, but now I'm quite sure that the problem was related to the
> "eepro100" driver included in the 2.4.18-5 Red Hat kernel.
> this problem by using the Intel "e100" driver.
> So I did the same and now everything works fine.

> And if it's a "eepro100" related problem, what can I do to help?

Try the driver set from

> Will the final 2.4.19 kernel include a "eepro100" driver that fully
> support the 82562 NIC?  I would really prefer to use the GPL'd driver
> rather than the proprietary Intel driver...

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