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Bug 78600 - IBM M41 PC hangup on 10BaseT Hub with REDHAT 8.0
Summary: IBM M41 PC hangup on 10BaseT Hub with REDHAT 8.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
URL: System hangs random on 3Com 10BaseT H...
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Reported: 2002-11-26 06:51 UTC by Karel de Waal
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-16 04:52:50 UTC

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Description Karel de Waal 2002-11-26 06:51:12 UTC
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Description of problem:
We are installing IBM 6794 M41 systems with onboard Intel pro Nic's.
System will randomly hang up on 10BaseT HUB's but works fine on 10/100Base
Switches. Driver for eth0 = eepro100. After hang only a system power down & up
will start it up again. Tested with more than one HUB and 5 cables.Testes on 4
Systems as well.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RH 8.0 on IBM M41 PC - type 6794-21G
2.Link to 10BaseT hub. 
3.System will hang up with in first hour of operation. Have never run for more
than 24Hr's without hanging up. 

Actual Results:  System will randomly hang up!

Expected Results:  Normal uninterupted operation!

Additional info:

The Kernel driver for the Intel Pro NIC Card my have a bug!

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-11-26 10:15:26 UTC
there is a hardware bug in some revisions of the ethernetpro 100 chipset; the
eepro100 driver doesn't always seem to recover from it properly.
Can you try the "e100" driver we also ship? (just change "eepro100" to "e100" in

Comment 2 Karel de Waal 2002-12-20 11:34:13 UTC
Tanks Alan 
The "e100" driver works 100% for 10BaseT Hubs.

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