[Problem Found] Re: [Feisty] Today's updates (2.6.20-10) killed my nic

NoOp glgxg at mfire.com
Tue Mar 13 22:01:10 UTC 2007

On 03/13/2007 01:44 PM, NoOp wrote:
> Todays updates on Feisty Herd5 caused my ethernet nic card to stop
> working. The card (Winbond Electronics Corp W89C940) had been working
> just fine prior to the updates today. It shows up in lspci and the
> Networking gui (it's configured with a fixed IP address), but lsconfig
> shows:
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:20:78:14:53:AE
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:45 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:2599 (2.5 KiB)  TX bytes:2808 (2.7 KiB)
>           Interrupt:9 Base address:0xe400
> I also tried setting it with DHCP and that changed nothing.
> Updates went from kernel 2.6.20-9-generic to 2.6.20-10-generic.
> Connected a Airlink 101 USB ethernet adapter that I use for testing and
> that was immediately recognized and is up and running on eth1 without
> any configuration necessary.
> Backing down to 2.6.20-9 doesn't seem to make any difference, so it
> appears that it might be something other than the kernel update that
> broke it.
> The card works just fine when running Dapper on the same machine.
> Anyone else having networking problems after todays 2.6.20-10 update?

I think I found the problem; the new 0.6.4-6ubuntu3 network-manager
updates appear to be the culprit.  Uninstalled network-manager (along
with it's bundled ubuntu-desktop meta package) & the card is now working
again just fine.

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