e1000 cannot bring up intel pro/1000 MT interface
i have a dell precision 360 with an Intel® PRO/1000 MT Gigabit6 Ethernet
LOM. i learned that e1000 is the driver and got it by compiling kernel
2.4.22. i inserted aprop entries in /etc/network/interfaces and in
modutils/ and updated modules.conf. when i try to bring up the
interface, this message appears on the console
e1000: eth0 NIC Link is up 100Mbps full duplex
without any obvious error message. but when i check ifconfig, i get all
the lines in a standard interface display except the line with the IP
address and mask. route is empty and trying to directly use dhclient or
pump gives similar results. mii-tool gives a SIGG..something error. what
should i do?
is the driver correct?