Networking problem! Watchdog -- Timeout

Henrik Zagerholm henrik at
Mon Apr 19 13:41:37 PDT 2004

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:

> Henrik Zagerholm wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> Installing 5.2 on my new box with an integraded Intel PRO 1000 CT NIC.
>> System detects it as em0 but I cant get it to work. I'm trying dhcp 
>> and I have added the line: ifconfig_em0="DHCP" in rc.conf but I still 
>> get this problem.
>> em0: Watchdog Timeout ---Resetting
>> IF I disable ACPI it works perfectly so I think it's IRQ related or?
> Please note that I am not associated with the Project
> while you read this.
> I think that this is a bug with the em driver on the 5.X
> series.  You did note that it's a "new technology" release
> and not "advertised" to be suitable for everybody, right?
> IIRC, there have been issues with both em(4) and
> ACPI on the -HEAD (CURRENT, 5.X) code for a while.  Good
> programmers are giving lots of the time and energy, coding
> for free to get it working, but some things are tricky.  You might
> run without ACPI for a while, switch NICs until the problem is
> fixed, or run 4.9 or 4.10 [which is due out Real Soon Now(tm)]
> instead of 5.2 ....
> Kevin Kinsey
I guess you have a good point! =0)
I just now another guy with the some NIC (Intel PRO 1000 CT) and it 
worked fine but it could be antoher device that is really messing up my 
What eactly do I miss with ACPI disabled?

Have a good one Kevin!


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