Serious e1000e driver issue on Intrepid
tim.gardner at canonical.com
Tue Sep 23 19:08:27 BST 2008
Tim Gardner wrote:
> 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?
Pursuant to discussions on this list, ongoing discussions in the bug
report (Bug #263555), and IRC chats with our release manager Steve
Langasek I've uploaded module-init-tools_3.3-pre11-4ubuntu10 to Intrepid
with a blacklist file for e1000e. Hopefully this is a temporary measure.
Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
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