Re: ACPI problems with 2.6.6

From: Jurgen Kramer
Date: Sat May 15 2004 - 04:15:52 EST

On Sat, 2004-05-15 at 05:01, David Johnson wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got some serious strangeness being caused by ACPI on 2.6.6.
> 2.6.3 works perfectly on the same machine. I don't use any acpi option on the
> kernel command line so it's just using the default options.
> The first problem is that a strange device appears as eth0:
> eth0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr
> 00-90-F5-00-00-22-91-25-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
> 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)
> It seems to be some incarnation of the real ethernet adaptor, but even when I
> manually configure it it is unable to actually talk to the network.
> I can configure the real ethernet adaptor (8139too) as eth1 with no problems.
> Also, for some reason the loopback device is not added to the routing table
> which in turn causes a stack more problems.
> Lots of other stuff also doesn't work including X.
> But if I boot 2.6.3 or set acpi=off for 2.6.6 everything works perfectly. The
> same problems exist in 2.6.5 but I haven't tried 2.6.4.
> I've attached my dmesg and .config - let me know what else is needed.
> Thanks,
> David.
This is not a ACPI problem. Here's the culprit:


The IEEE1394 ethernet module is loaded and is now eth0. Tell tail sings
are the long MAC address and the Link encap. which is set to


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