Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20002
Network Communication Issue
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:34 EDT
I'm not sure where exactly I should report this bug, so I'll report it under the kernel section.
I performed a clean installation of RH Linux 7.0 on my notebook...
The notebook is a Digital HiNote Ultra 2000 system consisting of the following configuration:
- Pentium 166 MHz CPU w/MMX
- 48 MB of RAM
- 4.3 GB HD
- CD-ROM Drive
- ESS Integrated sound card
I attempted to configure an OSITECH Jack of Spades Trumpcard CardBus (Multicard: 10/100BaseTX Ethernet card
and 56K modem) which uses the epic_cb and serial_cb drivers... the problem is that the Ethernet part of things just don't
work at all... ifconfig correctly reports the Ethernet link to be up (eth0) and netstat -rn correctly shows the routing
table. There were no abnormal messages in /var/log/messages. Looking at the hub port the OSITECH is hooked up to, the link just doesn't
come up, thus I can't establish communications with any station - this card works for a fact! The modem part of it works without any problems.
This issue is present with kernel 2.2.16-22 and pcmcia-3.1.19 (recompiling kernel and pcmcia scripts made no
I obtained the latest virgin kernel (2.2.17) and virgin pcmcia scripts (3.1.21), compiled them both and presto... the
card works just perfectly... I can communicate over the modem and an Ethernet network.
Fortunately I resolved this problem, but a newbie would have given up a long time ago... any insights on this one?