Greg KH wrote:
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 08:20:24AM +0200, Dave Plater
> Greg KH wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 09:54:11AM +0200, Dave Plater wrote:
>>> Hi, I have an intermittent r8169 driver problem, can anyone help me with
>>> a breakpoint when the revision number is written as 0xff instead of 0x02.
>>> The only difference, when the driver doesn't work is the revision number
>>> given in hwinfo --netcard.
>> So reading the pci config registers is different at different times?
>> Perhaps the difference is between warm and cold booting? Running a
>> different OS before warm booting Linux?
Single boot system. I have noticed that ejecting and loading a dvd during boot brings the
problem up with compiled in
Linux should not be changing the version number of the
pci device here.
With the driver compiled into the kernel, the problem is rare and has
occurred at cold boot. With a new kernel and still loaded as a module it is
totally random, sometimes a reboot will load driver properly and sometimes
What kernel versions are you talking about here?
I have updated to 18.104.22.168-0.1 kernel and the problem persists and I had to compile the
driver in again.I think I had
22.214.171.124-6 when I first got the MB.
Disabling the nic in bios and rebooting, then
rebooting with it
enabled mostly caused the driver to work but not always. I assume linux
reads the version number from the device and sometimes fails and reads
garbage. I would like to know if this is a hardware problem or a kernel
It really sounds like a hardware/bios bug. Are there any differences
between the boot log messages when there is a problem and when there
isn't? That might be a way to track this down.
The only difference I have picked up is the revision number. All the vendor
numbers etc are correct just the version
number and of course no network connection although the system thinks it has a
I have opened a bug https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=412823
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