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Bug 111884 - Tool converts hex numbers to deciaml
Tool converts hex numbers to deciaml
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2003-12-11 02:46 EST by Ron Sokoloski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Ron Sokoloski 2003-12-11 02:46:59 EST
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Description of problem:
I was installing a DE220 network card in a friends firewall. This card
uses the legacy ne driver, which needs the io address and irq supplied
in an 'options' line in modules.conf.

I tried the network tool in gui mode, but it refused to load when I
set the irq to 10 and the io address to 0x300. Doing "modprobe ne
io=0x300 irq=10" from the command line worked, however. I opened
modules.conf in vi, and found the following:

alias eth1 ne
options ne irq=10 io=12c

12c is 300 in hex. Manually changing it to 

alias eth1 ne
options ne irq=10 io=0x300

fixed the problem.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install NE1000/2000 hardware
2.use the graphical redhat-config-network tool to try and set the IO
address of the card to a hex number, like 0x300
3.Save the config. The driver fails to load

Actual Results:  Driver refused to load, since the io was set to 0x12c
not 0x300

Expected Results:  NE*000 ethercard probe at 0x300: 00 80 c8 2c f1 a5
eth1: NE2000 found at 0x300, using IRQ 10.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-01-29 09:47:39 EST
did you enter "0x300" or "300" in the io entry? if you mean hex, you
should prefix with "0x", 
Comment 2 Ron Sokoloski 2004-01-29 18:48:07 EST
Hi, Harold.

I did prefix it - I entered 0x300 (without quotes of course)in the I/O
entry. I tried that 3 times just to make sure before I knew it was a
bug and not user error.


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