Bug#552299: forcedeth: nVidia MCP55 ethernet and forcedeth module - fails to connect
On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 05:49:50AM -0500, Lubos Rendek wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.26-2-686
> Version: 2.6.26-19lenny1
> Severity: important
> File: forcedeth
> Debian 5.0 netinstall problem with network cards build-in on motherboard
> P5N32-E SLI. forcedeth module loaded, however both network interfaces fail
> to connect to LAN. Pinging loopback interface works. Anything outside the
> network card is unreachable. Quick solution to this problem is to use
> modprobe during the installation process ( ALT+F2 ) to remove forcedeth
> module and load it back with forcedeth msi=0 msix=0.
Sorry for the slow followup. Our efforts are now mostly focused on
the upcoming Debian release 6.0 (code name Squeeze). For Lenny the
workaround will have to suffice for now.
We should verify that this issue is fixed in the next release, which
will be based on 2.6.32. Please test the current 2.6.32 from unstable
and tell us whether the problem persists. If so, we should report it
upstream to the kernel.org developers.
The 2.6.32 kernel is available from packages.debian.org and can
be installed in both Debian stable, testing and unstable