Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12353
IBM 10/100 EtherJet PCMCIA (XIRCOM tulip_cb) card does not communicate on a 10Mb Lan
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
PCMCIA recognizes the card. It lights up yellow on the dongle with traffic
and a green 'working' led. It does not communicate. ifconfig and netstat
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If you 'ping -n <some other address>', do the package counters as shown
by ifconfig increase?
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The TX packet counter increases, RX does not.
Here is some stuff from DMESG
ROM image dump:
image 0: 0x000000-0xffffffff, signature PCIR
cs: cb_config(bus 4)
fn 0 bar 1: io 0x400-0x47f
fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x6000d000-0x6000d7ff
fn 0 bar 3: mem 0x6000c000-0x6000c7ff
fn 0 rom: mem 0x60008000-0x6000bfff
cs: cb_enable(bus 4)
bridge io map 0 (flags 0x21): 0x400-0x47f
bridge mem map 0 (flags 0x1): 0x60008000-0x6000dfff
tulip_attach(bus 4, function 0)
tulip.c:v0.91 4/14/99 firstname.lastname@example.org (modified by email@example.com
deburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford)
eth0: Xircom Cardbus Adapter (DEC 21143 compatible mode) rev 3 at 0x400, 00:04:A
C:90:76:02, IRQ 3.
eth0: MII transceiver #0 config 3100 status 7809 advertising 01e1.
Is there any status on this?
I have noticed that the lights on the Ethernet HUB do not flash as i am trying
to ping another machine.
Also, probably about 5% of the pings do receive reponses.
Do you have any suggestions for getting this working?
Thx & rgds, john
Does it work any better or worse with the errata kernel?
how do i try the errata kernel?
By the way, i temporarily borrowed a 3Com card from someone and the card worked
with no modifications to any of the setup. The correct module loaded and ran
There are known bugs with Xircom CardBus card support. They are documented in
the BUGS file for PCMCIA; you can get that from pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net. A
workaround for the rx problem is described in this file.
As a long term solution for Red Hat, I'd suggest that the RPM's for PCMCIA
should include some of the basic PCMCIA documents; particularly, the BUGS and
SUPPORTED.CARDS files would be useful to put in /usr/doc/pcmcia-cs-X.X.X.
Could this possibly be a auto-sensing issue? I've seen FDX/HDX problems like
this before. One of the ports is forced into an incompatible duplex, causing
all sorts of errors. Also, does it work on 100Mbit networks, but not 10Mb?
Perhaps it's not negotiating the proper speed?
Closing at customer's request.