Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104459
PCMCIA trouble with xircom_cb
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:03:11 EST
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Description of problem:
When the system boots up, nearly everything looks to be fine (except USB
keyboard and mouse, but thats not important for me). Logging into the system
shows (/sbin/ifconfig) that my PCMCIA ethernet card was not start up (no eth0
device). Calling 'service network restart' brings eth0 up (ip adress discovered
by DHCP). So far so good (except the fact that I must execute the network
restart everytime I boot).
When shutting down the computer, the shutdown freezes when loopback device is
unmounted. This result in possible data looses due to the fact that the normal
hard disk isn't unmounted at this stage. If I don't restart the network (only lo
is availible), the reboot or shutdown is going straight forward.
Conclusion: Looks like a big mistery to me, no logs are written to /var/log
(syslog is down when freeze start), no strange messages on the screen, the
computer just freeze (only switching through virtual terminals work, but no
input is accepted from the terminal). Needless to say that everything work till
RH9beta with 2.4.x Kernel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.31-13, kernel-2.6.0-0.test5.1.34, initscripts-7.28-1
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Execute service network restart
Actual Results: System freeze
Expected Results: Clean shutdown/reboot
Dell Latitude CPx, 512MB RAM, 48GB HD, ES1983S, Rage Mobility AGP 2x, Xircom
Cardbus Ethernet + 56k Modem (rev3), Texas Instruments PCI1225 CardBus Bridge.
Since update to kernel-2.6.0-0.test5.1.38 the reboot works again without
freezing the system while unmounting the loopback device. The problem with eth0
still occurs, after starting the system, xircom_cb module is loaded but no eth0
device is setup up.
After installing hotplug-2003_08_05-1_rh9.noarch.rpm and
http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.com/ the detection of the eth0 device works
well during startup. Looks like missing definitions in pci.agent under
/etc/hotplug. There is one item left during startup which throws an error, the
initialization of USB keyboard and USB mouse. I didn't find valuable information
using Google and several newgroups. I think that the names in /etc/modprobe.conf
have changed in 2.6.0-test5 comparing with 2.4.x. Is there any hint what I've to
add to modprobe.conf?
how are things with the current release ?
closing due to inactivity.