Re: IBM T21 Ethernet controller not working under Debian Etch
On Sat, 11 Aug 2007 05:25:08 +0200
Franklin PIAT <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 10:18 +0200, ozmate wrote:
> > I've installed Etch on an IBM T21 laptop. [..]
> > But unfortunately I'm struggling with the embedded NIC card.
> > lspci -v
> > Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100]
> > It appears in the Networking configuration panel. But if:
> > 1/ if I set it to dhcp: I don't have any IP Address.
> > ifconfig -a shows me that no IP address has been assigned
> e100 card seems to be supported by two drivers, you could try to
> unload the current one, then load the other one.( "e100" or
I have an a21m thinkpad with exactly the same Ethernet controller. It
used to work flawlessly with Debian, then stopped working about a year
ago, and I have since been using a PCMCIA card.
In its impaired state I am able to get an IP address with DHCP, then in
a very few minutes the interface silently stops working/I can no longer
get out on the network. It breaks this way for both the e100 and the
eepro100 drivers, even if I disable acpi and apic in the kernel boot
options (some googling indicates some have suggested this as a fix).
My experience sounds a lot like
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=387025, except of
course turning off acpi does not work for me.
This bug report http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7159 still
appears to be open upstream, so I am sitting on my hands waiting to see
if anything gets fixed as a result. Since it is now one year later, I
am no longer holding my breath.