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Bug 39257

Summary: Can't bring eth0 up
Product: Gentoo Release Media Reporter: Nicolas Maire <trexmaster>
Component: EverythingAssignee: Bob Johnson (RETIRED) <livewire>
Severity: blocker    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: AMD64   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Nicolas Maire 2004-01-24 09:28:47 UTC
When I try to configure eth0 I get the following message :
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Function not implemented
SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable
Type "ifconfig" to make sure the interface was configured correctly.

"ifconfig" only displays information lo.
"ifconfig eth0" displays the following info :
eth0     Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:01:E4:48:C9:49
         inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
         RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

Trying to bring eth0 up using "ifconfig eth0 up" returns the following error message :
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Function not implemented

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Just try to bring my ethernet interface up

Actual Results:  
eth0 won't come up

Expected Results:  
eth0 should have came up

"lspci" returns the following info for my ethernet controler :
Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)

I'm trying to install Gentoo on my Laptop which exact hardware configuration is
as follow :
Athlon 64 3000+
512 MB DDR-PC2700
ATI Radeon 9600 Mobility 64MB

I'm trying to use the beta LiveCD for AMD64
Comment 1 Nicolas Maire 2004-01-24 09:31:27 UTC
I almost forgot to tell I have the exact same problem when booting with the official 1.4 release cd and compiling a 2.6.x kernel
Comment 2 Brad House 2004-01-28 18:34:48 UTC
WHICH beta livecd (provide the date on the livecd)?
everything is beta right now dude, there's a bunch of
versions online.

also, I need the output of lsmod 
I need to know if you're using the tg3 or bcm  driver

Comment 3 Nicolas Maire 2004-01-29 03:32:43 UTC
The livecd I was talking about was the one from 12/21/2003.
I've tried using the latest one (01/24/2004) but it hangs on boot (even if I boot using "gentoo-nofb idle=poll nousb"). Maybe I should create another bug for that...

lsmod says I'm running the b44 driver. Funny thing is I got it working with a 2.6.1 kernel (gentoo-dev-sources) when compiled as a module.
Comment 4 Nicolas Maire 2004-03-02 00:02:43 UTC
Yay I finally found a solution to make this network card working right off booting from the livecd !

I booted using the official 2004.0 livecd with the following parameters :
gentoo acpi=off noapic nodhcp