Serious e1000e Driver Issue in SLE 11 Beta 1 and openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1
Posted on: 09/23/2008 01:34 PM

The openSUSE project has issued a warning that the e1000e driver in openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1 and SLE 11 Beta 1 can damage Intel e1000e based network cards.

We have an important announcement regarding openSUSE 11.1 beta 1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 beta 1:

The Intel e1000e driver on openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Beta 1 might have a serious issue with the potential to damage the network card in a way that it cannot be used any longer.

Intel and Novell are currently working to analyze and solve the issue.

For the time being:

Please do NOT USE:

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1
or
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Beta 1

on systems with Intel e1000e hardware.

Any other hardware, including systems with Intel e1000 (without -e) network cards, is not affected by this issue.

We will keep you posted. Please watch news.opensuse.org and the opensuse-announce mailing list for more information.

Serious e1000e Driver Issue in SLE 11 Beta 1 and openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1


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