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Old 05-14-2009, 02:28 AM   #1
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eth0 : delaying initialization e1000e

Hi Friends,
I am struggling to install RHEL 5 in one Hp Compaq dc7900 machine.
My network is not coming up with a message e1000e device eth0 does not seem to be present.

lspci givens following message

00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 10de (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Unknown device 3035
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 5
Region 0: Memory at f0500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
Region 1: Memory at f0525000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Region 2: I/O ports at 1100 [size=32]
Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
Capabilities: [e0] #13 [0306]

I could see /etc/modprobe.conf has a line "alias etho e1000e" present. In fact another machine dc7900, installed with Fedora Core 10, detects the card with e1000e as the module.

Please help me to bring my network up.
With regards,
Ashis Kumar Mal
Astt. Professor,
NIT Durgapur
Old 05-15-2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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Looks to me like your distribution does recognize that the card is present, but probably does not have a suitable driver for it. You might be able to compile a module and include it into the boot sequence, or you might have to download one either compiled already or not. If you have enough knowledge to recompile the whole kernel, you may be able to find a driver that you can build into the kernel and try that. I'm no expert, and have trouble with networking through Linux all the time, that's just what I thought of when I read this. Maybe someone else has been through this and can provide more info. For the record, I've never liked Compaq for various reasons, and this could actually be related to the machine's configuration as well, I just can't help any more than that.
Old 05-15-2009, 11:48 AM   #3
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