9 Replies Latest reply on Jul 5, 2018 11:02 AM by Carlos_A

    ethtool --identify fails for ixgbe X553 NICs

    Dysomnia Community Member

      I originally posted on "Wired Ethernet" and was told to post my issue in this forum, soooo here goes:





      we're currently setting up new hardware with Linux (Devuan Ascii / Debian 9) on Atom Denverton 3758 SoC systems utilizing the X553 NICs.


      While general networking seems to work mostly fine (albeit they do seem to need a manual ifdown / ifup after a reboot to properly work...), our go-to method to identify the NICs by LEDs blinking (ethtool -p / --identify ethX) doesn't seem to do anything. The command is being accepted (on unsupported hardware we'd get a "Operation not supported"), but there's simply no blinking happening .


      Various other Intel NICs in use (older chipsets using the e1000 or igb drivers, for example 82574L or I350) display the expected behavior. We've tried the newest drivers 5.3.7. as well as the ones shipped with our kernel of choice (4.16. from backports) - neither seem to work.