Intel Network card does not work on SELinux?

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at
Wed Oct 3 20:48:19 UTC 2007

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Shintaro Fujiwara wrote:
> Thanks! Eric,
> but my version is F7 so I read both files.
> But no denied messages.
> It's strange and I don't understand why it
> woks on Default permissive, setenforce 1,
> and
> not works on Default enforcing, setenforce 0...
> And strange enough, maybe once in ten times it works
> even in Default enforcing...
> Also, sometimes does not work on Default permissive
> at all.
> I think some other reason...
> or
> I should relabel again.
> If it does not work,
> I manage Default permissive and setenforce 1
> for a while.
Sound like something is being dontaudited.

So this works with setenforce 0/Permissive mode
and Does not work with setenforce 1/Enforincing mode.

> Thanks!
> 2007/10/3, Eric Paris <eparis at>:
>> On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 02:03 +0900, Shintaro Fujiwara wrote:
>>> Hi, I'm having trouble on SELinux, I think.
>>> I bought an old note-pc, NEC Lavie M LM500/3.
>>> Manufactured in 2002.
>>> It has an network controller named "82551QM Fast Ethernet Controller".
>>> By that machine,
>>> I cannot connect network on targeted enforcing mode.
>>> eth0 rises up OK, but ping not reacheable.
>>> On disabled, yes.
>>> So, I thought it's a SELinux problem.
>>> No denied messages, so I have no clues.
>>> Not yet done enableaudit everything.
>>> I tried to install Intel driver but failed,
>>> echoed messages something like,
>>> no such file config.h...
>> My only thought is are you looking in the right place?  denials may be
>> in /var/log/messages or in /var/log/audit/audit.log depending if the
>> audit subsystem is on.  What version of Fedora are you running?
>> /me bets on some mislabeled files from when you ran with selinux off,
>> but if you can find those denials that would help.
>> -Eric
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