Serious e1000e driver issue on Intrepid

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at
Tue Sep 23 14:16:01 BST 2008


There are beginning to be an increasing number of reports regarding a
serious regression in Intrepid with regard to the e1000e ethernet driver
wherein it can be rendered permanently inoperable. The original Bugzilla
report is here:

SuSE has also made an announcement regarding this issue:

Given the severity of this issue, I'm inclined to blacklist the driver
by default in modutils until such time as Intel develops a fix.

How do we inform users when their ethernet suddenly stops working after
an update?

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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