Bug 18041 - 3com ethernet module problem
3com ethernet module problem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dale Lovelace
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Reported: 2000-10-01 18:47 EDT by aging_tamarin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-11-01 16:20:01 EST
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script of '/sbin/modprobe 3c509' and 'dmesg' (3.42 KB, text/plain)
2000-10-02 23:55 EDT, aging_tamarin
no flags Details
ifcfg script (357 bytes, text/plain)
2000-11-02 17:36 EST, aging_tamarin
no flags Details

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Description aging_tamarin 2000-10-01 18:47:52 EDT
3c509.o worked in redhat 6.1 configured from linuxconf. insmod 3c509 eth0 
fail upon startup for redhat 6.2 and 7.0.
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-10-01 18:57:00 EDT
What happens when you do the insmod 3c509 ? Is anything logged in dmesg ?
Comment 2 aging_tamarin 2000-10-01 19:03:40 EDT
at startup
when it try to bring up eth0 
error: delaying initialization fail
Comment 3 aging_tamarin 2000-10-01 19:33:41 EDT
at redhat 6.2, 7.0 startup 
when it try to bring up eth0 
error: relaying initialization fail
I used to configure ethernet from linuxconf. 
setting for my 3c09 card would be like 
Net device:eth0
Kernel module: 3c509.o
I/O port: 0x300
Net device:eth1    //second ethernet card
Kernel module: tulip.o  //both ethernet cards work fine
For redhat 6.2, 7.0, I configure ethernet from linuxconf. 
Net device:eth0
Kernel module: 3c509  // either 3c509 or 3c509.o can't insmod at startup
I/O port: 0x300        
Net device:eth1    //second ethernet card
Kernel module: tulip  //tulip ethernet card works without .o at the end. 
doesn't work if it's tulip.o

Comment 4 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-10-02 01:47:00 EDT
What are the contents of /etc/modules.conf?  If it includes "alias eth0 3c509",
then this may in fact be a kernel-related bug.
Comment 5 aging_tamarin 2000-10-02 01:58:32 EDT
-------content of /etc/modules.conf --------
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias eth0 3c509
options 3c509 io=3X100 irc=10
--------end of content---------------------
Comment 6 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-10-02 02:10:18 EDT
It looks like that file's been written wrong.  This line:
options 3c509 io=3X100 irc=10
should probably be:
options 3c509 io=0x300 irq=10
Comment 7 aging_tamarin 2000-10-02 02:16:14 EDT
Ops, I typed it wrong. Sorry about that.
-------content of /etc/modules.conf --------
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias eth0 3c509
options 3c509 io=0x300 irq=10
--------end of content---------------------
Comment 8 Alan Cox 2000-10-02 04:52:47 EDT
Type '/sbin/modprobe 3c509' then 'dmesg' and attach the dmesg output please
Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-02 18:16:01 EDT
Switching to appropriate component for the installer (anaconda), but not sure
this is an anaconda issue yet.
Comment 10 aging_tamarin 2000-10-02 23:55:55 EDT
Created attachment 3641 [details]
script of '/sbin/modprobe 3c509' and 'dmesg'
Comment 11 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-01 15:59:10 EST
Assigning to test engineer to replicate.
Comment 12 Brock Organ 2000-11-01 16:19:58 EST
reassigning these to dale@redhat.com for further review ...
Comment 13 Dale Lovelace 2000-11-02 14:31:46 EST
Could you please include the contents of
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 ? You may do this at the command line
by typing "cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 > filename" then
attaching that file (filename) to this bug report. Thanks!
Comment 14 aging_tamarin 2000-11-02 17:36:54 EST
Created attachment 4954 [details]
ifcfg script

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