opensuse 11.1 rc1 still bricks dg45fc with e1000e

I don’t know if I should enter a bug on this or not as I thought this one was fixed already, but I have an Intel dg45fc that comes with a gig enet card built in. If I force the connection to 100mb by connecting a switch that is only capable of 100mb, all is good, as soon as I connect it to a gig capable switch, it bricks the machine forcing me to reload the bios.

Also, the sound card does not work at all on this machine, although it does recognize it as an Intel HDA STAC92xx analog device.

Also, the “core multiplexing technology” option within the bios must be turned off in order to load and run OpenSuse 11.1 at all. With this option turned on within the bios, the machine will boot to grub, let you select your boot option, will show about 5 lines on the screen (f2 quickly), then powers off/on.

I have tried the following combinations: x86_64 with and without XEN, i586 with and without XEN, all behave identically with the above observations.

Please give me some direction on whether I should pursue this with Intel or through a bug report (or three).

Thanks.

Reference the sound, … what have you tried to get it working?

RC1 should be mostly plug and play, but one never knows. Take a look at the audio troubleshooting guide to see if there is anything there that might be of help: SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE

smoring wrote:
> I don’t know if I should enter a bug on this or not as I thought this
> one was fixed already, but I have an Intel dg45fc that comes with a gig
> enet card built in. If I force the connection to 100mb by connecting a
> switch that is only capable of 100mb, all is good, as soon as I connect
> it to a gig capable switch, it bricks the machine forcing me to reload
> the bios.

Post this problem to the Linux Kernel Mailing List
<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org> and the e1000 developers list
<e1000-devel@lists.sourceforge.net> with the output of the following commands:

uname -r
/sbin/lspci
/lspci -n

There were a lot of problems with the e1000e that delayed the release of 2.6.27,
but I also thought that these were fixed. Some machines had worse problems than
yours as they were unable to restore the bricked machines. You can at least recover.

Good luck,

Larry

Hi!
maybe ist helpful? - I’m testing a DQ45CB it should be not so fare away.
SuSE 11.1 rc1

Loaded nic module: e1000e
default Kernel and xen

Plug/Unplug RJ45:
Dec 3 11:54:20 xensrv2 kernel: 0000:00:19.0: eth2: Link is Down
Dec 3 11:54:20 xensrv2 kernel: br0: port 1(eth2) entering disabled state
Dec 3 11:54:25 xensrv2 kernel: 0000:00:19.0: eth2: Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: None
Dec 3 11:54:25 xensrv2 kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
Dec 3 11:54:25 xensrv2 kernel: br0: port 1(eth2) entering forwarding state

Switch cisco/linksys

worked.
Network transfer tested via ssh connection an file up/downloads

check: Bios Update, ground - Voltage differential?

my lsmod:

binfmt_misc 10260 1
snd_pcm_oss 48896 0
snd_mixer_oss 16808 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 61968 0
snd_seq_device 8604 1 snd_seq
i915 34520 2
drm 100592 3 i915
bridge 57288 1
stp 3020 1 bridge
ipv6 293608 26
cpufreq_conservative 8272 0
cpufreq_userspace 4204 0
cpufreq_powersave 2248 0
acpi_cpufreq 8936 0
fuse 61088 3
loop 17924 0
dm_mod 73968 0
snd_hda_intel 545396 4
snd_pcm 95440 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel
snd_timer 26664 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 9816 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 9072 1 snd_hda_intel
rtc_cmos 13960 0
i2c_i801 12836 0
snd 74632 12 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
ata_piix 21180 0
rtc_core 22420 1 rtc_cmos
intel_agp 29936 1
e100 37000 0
i2c_core 35280 1 i2c_i801
e1000e 122788 0
soundcore 8816 2 snd
button 8328 0
rtc_lib 3560 1 rtc_core
joydev 12112 0
sr_mod 16196 0
mii 6024 1 e100
pcspkr 3064 0
serio_raw 6412 0
cdrom 36200 1 sr_mod
sg 35344 0
usbhid 52896 0
hid 41568 1 usbhid
ff_memless 8912 1 usbhid
sd_mod 35064 4
crc_t10dif 2152 1 sd_mod
uhci_hcd 27928 0
ehci_hcd 55044 0
usbcore 198656 4 usbhid,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
edd 10272 0
ext3 141928 2
mbcache 10412 1 ext3
jbd 68792 1 ext3
fan 6016 0
ide_pci_generic 4652 0
amd74xx 7152 0
ide_core 118012 2 ide_pci_generic,amd74xx
ata_generic 6044 0
thermal 24232 0
processor 49904 4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
thermal_sys 14336 3 fan,thermal,processor
hwmon 4040 1 thermal_sys
ahci 34628 3
sata_nv 26480 0
pata_jmicron 4104 0
pata_amd 13692 0
libata 182832 6 ata_piix,ata_generic,ahci,sata_nv,pata_jmicron,pata_amd
scsi_mod 179144 4 sr_mod,sg,sd_mod,libata
dock 14564 1 libata

add:
sound works - module see above

reply 2
‘my’ ‘core multiplexing technology’ option is enabled in bios (running on OpenSuse 11.1 rc1)

  • because of some installation ‘hangs’ i use a 11.1 installation from an other machine,
    change the grub lines with the /dev/…scsi by id… to the ‘old’ /dev/sda1…2…3,
    delete with yast the sound-card and nic’s
    delete the ‘unused’ /etc/udev/rules.d/70-presisten-net lines
    (eth0…(x-1)) and change the new-detected ethx to eth0
    restart and
  • configure the Nic (connect to the bridge)
  • configure the sound card

this works for me

I will try the same things and see if there is any difference in outcome. Any way you can check internally to see if there is any newer BIOS for the dg45fc? I’m having a hard time believing that I am the only one seeing this on the dg45fc. Can you get your hands on a dg45fc for testing with an e6850?

Thank you.

I checked the datasheets and even the Network Chip differs between DQ45CB an DG45XY - i wonder wy???

We have a lot boards in the lab but mainly AMD - so i’ve no access to a DF45XY nor a e6850.
But there is a Bios 0085 on the intel downloadcenter 10/29/2008 you should test.

The update is a bit tricky (…7MB…)
I prefer a USB-Floppy with a XP oder DOS Boot-Disk and the BIOS files on a USB-Stick
boot from A: and then you can change to C: (the USB-Device) to update

The Intel Atom series MB that I have is fairly new. I do have the 10/29/2008 bios already installed. I have not had time to install the e1000e driver from a previous post yet. That could help with the issues that I am having with having to reload the bios everytime I connect it to a gig switch, but it won’t resolve my other issues with the multi-processor support. :frowning:

If there is anyone out there with a dg45fc that is having success, I sure would like to hear from them.