Page 1 of 1

4.8: network interfaces disappear unless ACPI is turned off

Posted: 2009/12/10 00:51:00
by GullibleJones
Hello again... I'm trying to install 4.8 on an Aspire 3680 laptop, and it's giving me some trouble with the network interfaces and ACPI. As with FreeBSD on this laptop, ACPI has to be turned off, or the interfaces simply do not appear in ifconfig and network connections fail. The problem, from what I understand, has to do with there being no support for allocating resources from scratch for certain kinds of devices.

Is there any workaround for this on old Linux kernels? As far as I can see Linux is a bit more developed (at least in the ACPI department) than FreeBSD, so I'm hoping there's some option I can pass to the kernel to help it see those network devices. I tried acpi=noirq and pci=noacpi, is there anything else I should try?

4.8: network interfaces disappear unless ACPI is turned off

Posted: 2009/12/11 14:02:15
by pschaff
How about CentOS 5.4?