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Old 02-14-2011, 05:26 AM   #1
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Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet on Ubuntu 8.04


I'm having issues with Ubuntu 8.04 to see my Intel 82574L ethernet card. Ubuntu is not detecting it at all.

I downloaded the drivers from

copied it to the server, untarred, make install ,and now i'm getting notifications that kernel-devel is not installed. I installed linux-headers from the install cd ( ihave the alternate and server one), but i cannot find any kernel-devel or linux-kernel-devel. The driver still does not want to build after installing linux-headers.

Any suggestions what i can do. I need to use Ubuntu 8.04 due to some specific requirements, do i need the network cards to work.

Old 02-14-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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You may need a compiler (although don't quote me on this). Is this a test server or non production? Either way backup. If so try installing build-essential. Then try installing the drivers.

Have you tried searching apt for kernel-devel?
Old 02-15-2011, 02:21 AM   #3
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Looks like i had the incorrect linux-headers installed. I got it working as follows.

1) Add the cd rom to apt get.
2) apt-get install linux-headers-<linux version>
3) apt-get install build-essential

untar the above driver. Run make install and then modprobe e1000e.

All is working fine now
Old 04-13-2012, 01:21 AM   #4
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Just for guys who may arrive here after searching:
1.there's kernel bug in intel 82574L e1000e driver on centos 6(MSI/MSI-X interrupts issue), we can resolve this by install kmod-e1000e package from and later add pcie_aspm=off e1000e.IntMode=1,1 e1000e.InterruptThrottleRate=10000,10000 acpi=off to kernel parameters. You can read more info Intel e1000e driver bug on 82574L Ethernet controller causing network blipping.
2.For the high Tx traffic, this was caused by port 53 dns flooding attack. I've resolved this by writing some iptable rules. More info here: port 53 dns flooding attack


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