[etherlab-users] ec_e1000e not compatible with Intel I218-LM NIC

Benjamin Neef b.neef at tu-bs.de
Sun Sep 17 21:51:41 CEST 2017


I set up the latest stable EtherLab EtherCAT Master (branch stable-1.5 
from Mercurial-Repository) on my Lenovo X250 Laptop (one Intel I218-LM 
NIC) with Debian installed (3.2.0-4-rt-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Debian 
3.2.89-2 x86_64). When I try to use the compiled ec_e1000e kernel module 
(./configure --enable-e1000e; not compiled into the kernel - kernel 
config set is =M) the EtherCAT Master will not find my NIC and stucks on 
the dmesg message:

EtherCAT: 1 master waiting for devices.

ec_e1000e: Ethercat-capable Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 

When I use the generic driver everything works fine and the Master find 
my NIC. /etc/sysconfig/ethercat is configured with the right MAC address 
of my NIC.

I'm not sure if the I218-LM NIC is supported, but in this post it seems 
that it is 
Does anyone have an idea?

Thank you for your help,


Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin Neef

Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungstechnik (IWF)

Nachhaltige Produktion & Life-Cycle-Engineering

Langer Kamp 19b
38106 Braunschweig

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