Intel PRO/1000 CT (82547EI) - em0: watchdog timeout

Petri Helenius pete at
Fri Sep 24 06:20:04 PDT 2004

Pavel V.Zheltobryukhov wrote:

> I send Ctrl+C and boot process was continued. But network card doesn't 
> work. I check cable - it's good. I can't send any ping packet to other 
> computers. I tried other transmit modes - I switch NIC to 10Mbit half 
> duplex and 10Mbit full duplex via ifconfig options. No result. What is 
> a problem? Bad driver? That is not a card problem, because (as I wrote 
> above) it work in Windows.

This is a BIOS problem. Many BIOSes which come with CSA ethernet chips 
have broken interrupt routing information.


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