Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123575
(USB) broken cdcether.ko freezes machine on ifup
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a cable modem and one ethernet card.
Since I need to distribute network for my home I have been using
cdcether for network through the cable modem's USB interface. It's
been running okay from Red Hat 9 through FC1.
Now cdcether.ko loads, but as I try lifting up the interface:
the machine freezes completely: caps and num lock, for instance, don't
even lit on the keyboard.
I tried this with another computer that has a different usb controller
and the result is the same, so that is why I think that cdcether is
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
plugging usb interface loads cdcether module
Actual Results: crash
Expected Results: eth1 with a DHCP provided address and machine
working fine :)
Please tell me what more should I give you, the dmesg until just
before ifup? I will add it later on.
If you do this with a text mode console do you get an oops trace ?
Hi. No. Total freeze.
Only on boot did I get a trace... It took me some time to find out
what it was since the trace dragged up all normal Init lines upper
than what I could see.
could you try usbnet instead of cdcether?
Needinfoing - yes, users should try usbnet first.
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