Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126652
init fails to load firmware for prism54 card
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:46:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
During boot, when network is being started, I get the message:
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
and the interface fails to come up.
When booted, doing ifup on the interface succeeds without problem
The device is:
02:04.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Intersil ISL3890
[Prism GT/Prism Duette] (rev 01)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC2
2. Boot it
Actual Results: The interface does not come up, giving the error in
the description, indicating that the firmware could not be loaded.
Jun 24 11:44:17 localhost kernel: eth0: could not upload firmware
Jun 24 11:44:17 localhost kernel: prism54: request_firmware() failed
Expected Results: Firmware should load, interface should come up.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 112824 ***
Please change this bug so that it is no longer a duplicate of bug
112824. These are *not* the same problem, and this issue is *not*
resolved by the fix for bug 112824.
I have an x86_64 system with a PCI prism54 device running FC2 on which
I have installed initscripts-7.80-1 and mkinitrd-4.1.11-1 from FC3
test2 and the behavior is unchanged. Specifically, the network card
cannot start at boot because without hotplug support firmware cannot
be loaded. Using ifup later brings it up with no problems and can be
used as a work around.
Still, this should be fixed because in many cases it is quite
cumbersome. For example, I run DNS and DHCP (the machine is
essentially an 802.11g access point) so these services must be
restarted as well.
Did you *only* install the initscripts and mkinitrd from FC3 test?
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.