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Bug 145271 - Network initialization fails with de2104x
Network initialization fails with de2104x
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-01-16 08:54 EST by a Fedora user
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:15 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-08-09 16:39:03 EDT
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2005-01-16 08:55 EST, a Fedora user
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Description a Fedora user 2005-01-16 08:54:15 EST
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Description of problem:
After upgrading Fedora Core 3
from kernel-2.6.9-1.667
to kernel-2.6.10-1.741_FC3
my NIC, with driver de2104x, does not work anymore on boot.

Rebooting with kernel-2.6.9-1.667 makes it work flawlessly again.

After booting into kernel-2.6.10-1.741_FC3, which takes a looong time,
because the network does not get initialized, messages appear in
/var/log/messages, see attachment.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. reboot into kernel-2.6.10-1.741_FC3

Actual Results:  no working NIC

Expected Results:  working NIC

Additional info:

MANUALLY performing the following tasks after booting into

rmmod tulip
rmmod de2104x
modprobe de2104x

makes the NIC work again.
Comment 1 a Fedora user 2005-01-16 08:55:35 EST
Created attachment 109839 [details]
Comment 2 a Fedora user 2005-01-16 09:07:47 EST
On first installment of Fedora Core 3 I had to manually change the
following line in /etc/modprobe.conf to get the NIC working at all:

alias eth0 tulip -> alias eth0 de2104x

After every reboot the module 'tulip' still gets loaded, together with
module 'de2104x'. I can safely 'rmmod tulip', because the NIC uses
module de2104x...

How can I stop module 'tulip' from loading on boot?
Comment 3 Oliver Paukstadt 2005-01-21 13:30:55 EST
Same problem here, except it is platform i686.
I changed initial installation from tulip to de2104x too.
This setup ran without any problems until update to 2.6.10.

I fixed it this way:
In /etc/modprobe.conf:

alias eth0 de2104x
install de2104x /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install de2104x ; /sbin/rmmod
de2104x ; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install de2104x

Comment 4 a Fedora user 2005-01-22 06:31:17 EST
thanks Oliver for the workaround...it works...around...  ;)

now let's see if RedHat can fix this bug without the need of this

I still want to know how to get rid of the dreaded default 'tulip'
driver. When I enter the command 'kmodule' I still get the line:
'NETWORK tulip'
How can I set this line to 'NETWORK de2104x' ?
There seems to be NO manpage for 'kmodule'  :(
Comment 5 a Fedora user 2005-01-22 06:34:18 EST
Comment on attachment 109839 [details]

>Jan 16 11:06:18 localhost kernel: eth0: set link 10baseT auto
>Jan 16 11:06:18 localhost kernel: eth0:    mode 0x7ffc0040, sia 0x10c4,0xffffef01,0xffffffff,0xffff0008
>Jan 16 11:06:18 localhost kernel: eth0:    set mode 0x7ffc0040, set sia 0xef01,0xffff,0x8
>Jan 16 11:06:23 localhost kernel: eth0: link up, media 10baseT auto
>Jan 16 11:06:23 localhost dhclient: sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
>Jan 16 11:06:24 localhost dhclient: sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
>Jan 16 11:06:26 localhost dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to port 67
>Jan 16 11:06:35 localhost last message repeated 2 times
>Jan 16 11:06:40 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 6
>Jan 16 11:06:46 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 15
>Jan 16 11:07:01 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 15
>Jan 16 11:07:16 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 11
>Jan 16 11:07:27 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 14
>Jan 16 11:07:41 localhost dhclient: No DHCPOFFERS received.
>Jan 16 11:07:41 localhost dhclient: Trying recorded lease xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
>Jan 16 11:07:45 localhost kernel: eth0: timeout expired stopping DMA
Comment 6 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 15:49:15 EDT
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.
Comment 7 a Fedora user 2005-08-07 09:20:56 EDT
I already upgraded to FC4 and am using a different NIC, so can't report if the
problem is solved in FC4. Maybe someone else could help out.
Comment 8 Oliver Paukstadt 2005-08-07 11:40:43 EDT
My FC3 box (i686) now runs with latest kernel.

I don't need to remove and reload the module any more.

Now I only use this line for network in modprobe.conf
alias eth0 de2104x

For me this bug looks fixed ...
Comment 9 a Fedora user 2005-08-09 14:26:14 EDT
Well, I think this bug is indeed solved and the case can be closed.

Thank you for the final conclusive respons, Oliver, but I would like
to know the exact kernel version your running, so I can close this

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