Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 25717
Installer does not detect and install proper module for pcmcia
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:04 EDT
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Using Dell Inspiron 5000e with a Xircom_tulip_cb and when installing it
does not load this module. When trying to load it after installing the
module does not work...
Steps to Reproduce:
Reinstalled Fisher with the same result.
Actual Results: eth0 doesn't work
Expected Results: eth0 does work
cant produce this due to the fact that I cant connect to network from
Errormessage when booting:
symbol for parameter reverse_probe not found
Changing component to anaconda
We (Red Hat) should really fix this before the next release.
It's not really anacondas fault though, after looking around I've found that
it's really a kernel related problem. When switching to 2.4.0 tulip_cb has been
renamed to xircom_tulip_cb and probably got extended functionality. This gets
the same if I deinstall networking and reinstall it manually. But the module
isn't listed in linuxconf either.. tulip is but not xircom_tulip_cb. I'm
keeping fisher installed if you need additional info.
What kind of pcmcia card do you have? Can you run 'cardctl ident'?
cardctl ident gives me:
"Xircom", "Cardbus Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56", "CBEM56G", "1.03"
Are you sure we don't try and install this module? What module is pcmcia looking
for? Does /etc/pcmcia/config look right for this card?
Yes, you install it, but it doesn't work... It, as I've stated earlier,
tries to enable the module when booting but exits with:
"symbol for parameter reverse_probe not found"
Will return with /etc/pcmcia/config look after reboot.. ;)
When I booted to look in /etc/pcmcia/config I also tried running netconf and
stripping the eth0 section of it down to only DHCP and module xircom_tulip_cb
I then restarted network and tried the solution to another bug 'ifconfig eth0
arp' and see and behold, I'm online using fisher...
However, this is not a working solution for newbies to the system. So even if
the bug is "solved" it really isn't because a user needs to hack around to much
to get it working.
xircom tulip is just hosed
When 2.4.2-0.1.16 or later shows up in rawhide, please try it. It
fixes all our known xircom cardbus problems.