e1000 fails to load first time "The EEPROM Checksum Is Not Valid"

Bug #140771 reported by Paul Sladen on 2007-09-18
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
linux-source-2.6.22 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-source-2.6.22

Wired ethernet driver 'e1000' failed to load first time, showing Checksum Error:

dmesg | grep -B3 -A2 e1000.*Checksum
[ 3.960000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 3.960000] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:02:00.0 to 64
[ 4.000000] Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -280411482 ns)
[ 4.024000] e1000: 0000:02:00.0: e1000_probe: The EEPROM Checksum Is Not Valid
[ 4.044000] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:02:00.0 disabled
[ 4.044000] e1000: probe of 0000:02:00.0 failed with error -5

$ uname -r

$ dpkg -l | grep linux-image-2 | tail -1
ii linux-image-2.6.22-11-generic 2.6.22-11.33

Ideally the driver would just ignore the Checksum mismatch and magically fix things so that the user never boots the machine and experiences a non-functioning NIC.

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