Comment 48 for bug 263555

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Chris Jones (cmsj) wrote :

Fahim: the driver has been disabled until a proper fix emerges. This does mean that anyone using e1000e with Intrepid is unable to do so at the moment, but this is felt to be a better workaround than continuing to place unknown numbers of machines at risk of permanently losing their ethernet chips.
One option you may have is to boot your Intrepid system with a Hardy kernel (this is what I am doing), or an older Intrepid kernel (but then you may be at risk again).

Tim: I'm not sure I agree with the status of this being "Fix Released", I would personally opt for "In Progress" - otherwise it may be excluded from searches which (IMHO) absolutely should not exclude it.