Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118987
(sundance?) D-Link DFE-550TX Fails
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:18:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
Dlink DFE-550TX Ethernet card detects on reboot and is added to
/etc/sysconfig/hwconf. But no user interaction is prompted for
Card indicates link and traffic, but setting up
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethx by hand or through the GUI
does not work. After setting up the ifcfg file (and
/etc/sysconfig/network) I execute a /etc/init.d/network restart. This
indicates a successful start yet ifconfig -a shows only the loopback.
two of these cards were tried on two different RH Ent3 boxes, nothing
worked. Swaped cards with a Mandrake 9.2 box and the D-Link worked
fine in Mandrake the stolen Netgear card worked in RH Ent3.
I believe this has to do with the Sundance chipset driver. I
understood there were issues with this in a RH9 Beta, but supposedly
it was fixed. Is this a re-emergence of the same bug? (100456, Please
excuse the double-post on that report.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install card
2. Reboot system
3. configure ethernet device
4. attempt to start (DHCP or Static - results are the same)
Actual Results: No ethernet connection
Expected Results: An ethernet connection
Additional info: As stated, both cards worked on other Linux platforms.
RHEL 4 Desktop Beta 1, the same problem is present. Exact same details
Can someone provide lspci/dmesg/lsmod info?
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