Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116505
Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Cards not Supported
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
Description of problem:
XircomÂ® CreditCard Ethernet II Adapter not supported.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Attempt to use Xircom PCMCIA card parts:
No support. Unable to administrate via any network functions.
Error upon property assignment or attempts to initiate hardware.
Expected recognition of card, loading of proper drivers, assignment of
network properties and addresses.
Product Information Pages:
Specific Model in question:
What's the specific error?
Any attempt to apply network settings to the adapter using the pcmcia
driver that kudzu selects for the card causes the redhat-network-
config to terminate.
Further, attempt to make the adapter active lights the green power
light but zero activity light indications before the text comes back
about an error activating this device.
This hardware is known good, tested working on a Windows 2000
Professional configured laptop as of 13:00 today. Will recreate
issue, post specific adapter message.
Appears fixed on FC2-T1. Further Testing with updated platform
exhibits normal operation. Tests with FC1 still show bugs of type
Will continue to monitor Xircom device performance over time in the
course of routine re-configuration and update as needed.
The workaround of FC1 is to execute "service pcmcia restart" after
boot, then config the ethernet interface, reboot.
On each subsequent reboot the service must be restarted, but at least
you have a working interface.
Discussions around the web point to a race condition between the
pcmcia and network services.