Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117659
3c59x device eth0 does not seem to be present
Last modified: 2009-02-04 08:24:30 EST
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Description of problem:
As of about a week ago, every time I boot up, I see a message '3c59x
device eth0 does not seem to be present' when the system attempts
bring up eth0. Once I log in, I have to insmod the 3c59x module, but
it loads immediately and DHCP configures properly.
I have a 3Com 3C905B-TX PCI NIC card.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot the system
Actual Results: have to insmod 3c59x after system is booted
Expected Results: module should be loaded during boot up
Well, I just went hunting to try to find the problem again. It seems
that removing the specification of the IRQ as one of the options when
the system loads the module, fixes the problem. Although, I know that
the specified IRQ was correct. So I guess this is still a bug that
needs to be fixed, but there is a workaround.
There is no need to specify IRQs for PCI cards.