Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122091
3com driver broken for 3c905TX "Boomerang"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
I cannot get a 3com 3C905TX Fast EtherLink XL PCI ("Boomerang") Card
to work on FC2test3. Mainboard is an ECS K7VTA3 V5.0 (with latest BIOS
fixing acpi issues). The error occurs in the transmit part, the driver
seems unable to send packets. I have run a little test-matrix to
isolate the problem. The behavior is identical with "noapic acpi=off",
the "Tornado" has been tested in the same PCI slot to exclude IRQ
RH9/2.4.. Mdk10/18.104.22.168mdk FC2-test3/2.6.5..
3C905 "Boomerang" Works Works Fails
3C920 "Tornado" untested untested Works
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 3C905TX "Fast EtherLink XL PCI" in PCI Slot
2. Boot system to network-up state and try to ping out
3. Look in dmesg for prominent error messages from 3com driver.
Actual Results: No network. Error messages in dmesg.
Expected Results: Network. No Error messages in dmesg.
I attach diagnostic outputs from the relevant utilities (dmesg, lspci)
both for the non-working ("Boomerang") and working ("Tornado") case.
Created attachment 99818 [details]
Misc log output describing the error case
Created attachment 99819 [details]
Misc log output describing a working case
I've seen the same after installing FC2 on a machine at home that has
two 3c905B TX cards (both cards affected). The thing I noticed was
that /proc/interrupts didn't show either eth0 or eth1.
Sorry, I seem to have been mistaken about eth0 and eth1 not being
listed in /proc/interrupts. (Probably because I was playing about with
loading and unloading the modules).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 107389 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.