[warty] lack of ethernet media autodetect (works in knoppix tho')

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Mon Nov 1 04:13:10 GMT 2004


On Sun, Oct 31, 2004 at 12:12:13PM -0500, Noah Dain wrote:

> ibm thinkpad r40, pentium-M, yada yada.  
> 
> The kernel (warty i686, i386) fails to detect media on the integrated
> intel pro/100ve.  I've tried both intel drivers and donald becker's by
> blacklisting the other and rebooting.  Manual configuration and
> running of ifplugd does not work (for obvious reasons).  Also, nothing
> appears in /var/log/messages about media changes.
> 
> So, I grabbed the latest knoppix and it does detect eth0 media, the
> kernel messages appearing on tty1.
> 
> I also have a wifi pcmcia card running via ndiswrapper, but
> hotplug+ifplugd work it just fine.
> 
> hardly a show stopper, but of some annoyance as it is a laptop.
> 
> where to go from here?

Please file a bug against component 'linux', and include the following
information:

- Complete dmesg output from Ubuntu
- Complete dmesg output from Knoppix (showing the link detection messages)

It works fine on my T42, but it uses the e1000 driver.

-- 
 - mdz




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