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Bug 125608 - spurious warning: device eth0 does not seem to be present
spurious warning: device eth0 does not seem to be present
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-06-09 08:06 EDT by Dimitri Papadopoulos
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-26 12:08:23 EDT
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Description Dimitri Papadopoulos 2004-06-09 08:06:39 EDT
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Description of problem:

This is Dell Latitude CPx laptop running up-to-date Fedora Core 2. It
has a PCMCIA 3Com 3cCFE575CT CardBus Ethernet controller.

I'm booting the laptop with this PCMCIA Ethernet controller connected
to our network. I get this warning while entering init level 5:
3c59x device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialiaztion.
interface 'eth0' not found

This is not really a problem as the network eventually works. It's
just that the warning shouldn't appear. This is a vanilla Fedora Core
2 installation. I didn't modify anything in the configuration, this is
a fresh Fedora installation. The installation process or initscripts
should make sure this wwarnings doesn't appear.

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Actual Results:  A warning message.

Expected Results:  No warning message.
Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 12:04:35 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-26 12:08:23 EDT
The simplest solution to this is to remove the 'alias eth0 pcnet_cs' line from
/etc/modprobe.conf, probably. Essentially, there's configuration information
there that shouldn't be.

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