Bug 109610 - Bad configuration in modules.conf for PCMCIA network cards
Summary: Bad configuration in modules.conf for PCMCIA network cards
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 121742
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kudzu
Version: 1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-10 08:49 UTC by Yovko Lambrev
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:59:54 UTC

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Description Yovko Lambrev 2003-11-10 08:49:44 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have 3Com Megahertz PCMCIA card (10/100LAN+56MODEM) and it has
worked perfect for many years. I used to use RedHat (5.0-9) for my
desktop 4 days ago. Now I am with Fedora Core 1 and noticed that after
installation I had this for my PCMCIA card in /etc/modules.conf:

alias eth1 serial_cs
alias eth0 3c574_cs

First line is for my modem and second for my network interface...
The problem is that network service starts before the pcmcia service,
so everytime I will recieve an error message with delaying init for my

I fixed the problem (as it is fixed in RedHat 9) removing these lines
and wrote only:

alias 3c574_cs

(without eth0)

I don't need even eth1 for my modem actually...

It's a good idea to be fixed in next releases also because of many
laptop users...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just try to start a laptop with PCMCIA network card activated on boot


Additional info:

Comment 1 Yovko Lambrev 2003-11-10 09:27:30 UTC
More info from my /etc/sysconfig/hwconf file for this PCMCIA card:

class: NETWORK
detached: 30
device: eth0
driver: 3c574_cs
desc: "3Com/Megahertz 3CCFEM556 Ethernet/Modem"
network.hwaddr: 00:00:86:32:F6:50
vendorId: 0101
deviceId: 0556
function: 0
slot: 0
class: NETWORK
detached: 30
device: eth1
driver: serial_cs
desc: "3Com/Megahertz 3CCFEM556 Ethernet/Modem"
vendorId: 0101
deviceId: 0556
function: 1
slot: 0

You can see that the modem is recognized as eth1 network device with
serial_cs driver...

The card works perfect without these selected entries.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2004-08-27 22:41:32 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 121742 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:59:54 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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