[eepro100-bug] 82559ER and DHCP

David Mattes mattesd@hogwarts.rt.cs.boeing.com
Mon Oct 21 19:32:01 2002


I've been pulling my hair out for the last couple days with a JumpTec 
PC104 Board (266MHz Pentium w/ MMX) and onboard 82559ER.  I have 
installed several Redhat versions (7.2, 7.3, 8.0) only to get the same 
results.  I have compiled and used the eepro100 driver distributed with 
Redhat and the new drivers from Donald Becker's website (1.25 27Aug2002).

I can configure the NIC to use a static IP address just fine.  Large 
files transfer, the interface works as it should.

When I try to use DHCP, the interface never comes up with an IP address. 
 I'm quite familiar with setting up DHCP and am fairly certain that I 
don't have any other broken links in the chain.  I've tried to get an 
address with pump, dhcpcd, and dhclient (ISC's DHCP client).

Has anyone else seen this problem, or have a fix for it, or have 
suggestions of things to try.

Thank you very much,

P.s.  please reply directly to me!

David Mattes                                The Boeing Company
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