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When Linux Goes Bad: the e1000e Ethernet bug

Sep 30, 2008, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"But, if you're living on the bleeding edge of technology and want a run a beta Linux that's using the 2.6.27 kernel, do not, do not run until you're sure your machine doesn't use the Intel ICH8 and ICH9 chipsets, with the 82566 and 82567 Ethernet chipsets. If you do, you're very likely to fry your Ethernet's firmware and you can say bye-bye to your network connection."

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