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Bug 83917 - HP Omnibook 6100 with Intel Pro 10/100 VM Ethernet
Summary: HP Omnibook 6100 with Intel Pro 10/100 VM Ethernet
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
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-10 02:36 UTC by Jamie
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:30 UTC

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Description Jamie 2003-02-10 02:36:23 UTC
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Description of problem:

After setup, I am unable to retrieve the redhat updates because the ethernet
driver configured for my system is faulty. It works for approximately 5 minutes
and then cuts out. I have to restart the ethernet link (driver) to get it going
again. The redhat auto-update system is not able to handles situations when a
network connection drops suddenly. It screws up my entire system.

HP Omnibook 6100 with Intel Pro 10/100 VM Ethernet

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Redhat 8.0 on an HP Omnibook 6100 with Intel Pro 10/100 VM Ethernet
2. Use the Internet for approximately 5 minutes and see what happens

Actual Results:  (1) Redhat auto update causes the system to become unstable
(2) Ethernet driver is dropped after approx. 5 minutes of use

Expected Results:  (1) Linux should be reliable and robust. This is my first
attempt at running Linux after a couple of years and I am very disappointed. I
was under the impression that its usability had improved somewhat.

Additional info:

HP Omnibook 6100 with Intel Pro 10/100 VM Ethernet
Redhat Linux 8.0 

You should consider using the e100 driver. It at least works for a little longer
than the ethernet express pro 100 driver. However, it too has big problems.
Keeps output this message to the kernel log:

e100: eth0: e100_wait_exec_simple: failed

Another problem entirely. I can't seem to find any resolution to the above.
However, please could you update the red hat distribution to support the HP
Omnibook 6000. I really want to give this OS a try but whenever I do something
awful happens.

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:30 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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