Bug 1881 - PCMCIA NIC support
Summary: PCMCIA NIC support
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-03-30 15:15 UTC by brian
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-30 17:44:14 UTC

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Description brian 1999-03-30 15:15:57 UTC
I get MODprobe: not found when loading the PCMCIA support..
was going to try installing via ftp...

Loaded off of CDROM... get to the network config point...
Card is a Linksys 10/100MB PCMCIA card. Uses the DEC TuLIP
driver in Caldera, used NE2000 compatible in RedHat 5.2

Tried *All* of the cards listed, none can find the card
when it probes.

---5.2 has this.
Mar 29 03:24:16 localhost kernel: eth0: NE2000 Compatible:
port 0x320, irq 3, hw_addr 00:E0:98:03:C0:7B
--- tried the NE2000 Compatible with the same port and IRQ
in 5.9.. didn't detect again

Comment 1 Adam Thompson 1999-04-04 22:53:59 UTC
Possibly this is related to instimage/modules brain-damage (reported
in Bug #1974) ?  I don't have a PCMCIA system available to verify

Comment 2 thalakan 1999-04-21 06:59:59 UTC
Hmm, sounds like the same problem I had with my no-name NE2000 NIC

Chances are that the /etc/pcmcia/config file does not have a driver
matched up with the configuration information stored on the card.  Get
a working system up, insert the card, and get a copy of the syslog
files with the pcmcia configuration data in them.  If you're
*ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE* that this card uses the tulip drivers, email
David Hinds at dhinds.edu with the model of the card
and the configuration data in your syslog files.  He will add the card
to the pcmcia config file in the next version of the pcmcia drivers,
and then it will work.  Until you RedHat guys get that
soon-to-be-released version of the pcmcia drivers, manually add the
configuration data (the /etc/pcmcia/config file is documented in the
pcmcia package) to the pcmcia config file and match it up with the
tulip driver.

Right now, it looks like the pcmcia config file is matching the
configuration data it's getting from the card with the NE2000 driver;
someone (David Hinds) needs to figure out what the difference is
between this card and the card that is listed in the pcmcia config
file, then create two seperate entries in the pcmcia config file for
the two cards: one with the NE2000 driver, one with the tulip driver.

Note that the pcmcia drivers must have been compiled with 32-bit
CardBus support to work!

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