Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108855
PCMCIA hangs on boot if eth0 is brought up at boot
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:03:48 EST
Description of problem:
As Linux boots, it brings up the eth0 interface and later the PCMCIA
interface. If Linux was successful at bringing up the eth0 interface,
it freezes at the PCMCIA stage and never moves forward. As long as I
disconnect my network cable at startup, it boots fine and I can
reconnect the cable after the PCMCIA interface has started and bring
up the eth0 interface once the system has booted with no problem.
I have an HP Pavilion ze4300 with DP83815 (MacPhyter) Network Controller.
The work-around works, but it is a pain and most people wouldn't
figure it out.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Take your HP Pavilion ze4300 and connect it to a LAN.
2. Boot up the computer.
3. Watch it freeze at the PCMCIA stage.
It freezes during the boot process.
It should boot normally.
Send me a message if you want/need more information.
This hasn't been a problem for me in the latest versions of Fedora
Core. Specifically, I know that I didn't have to worry about this
with Fedora Core 3 test 2 (and I'm pretty sure it's been fine for me
since Fedora Core 2).