Bug 2901 - PCMCIA install fails on Tosh Tecra 780DVD w/ 3c589C
Summary: PCMCIA install fails on Tosh Tecra 780DVD w/ 3c589C
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-05-18 02:23 UTC by dave
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 19:43:47 UTC

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Description dave 1999-05-18 02:23:17 UTC
Hi.  Installing 6.0 fails to detect my 3c589 PCMCIA ethernet
card during install.

It initializes the card, and the green light on the network
connector turns green, but prints:

insmod /tmp/pcmcia/lib/modules/preferred/3c589_cs.o
RequestIRQ: Resource already in use
get dev info on socket 1 failed: Resource temporarily

I've tried configuring the card services for both CardBus
and PCIC, both of which failed.  The laptop has the latest
BIOS version.

Dave Wreski

Comment 1 jmoses 1999-05-18 20:05:59 UTC
We've seen this one before on some inhouse machines.

The Tecra 780DVD seems to have a little difficulty parting with
already-used interrupts. Make sure /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia PCIC_OPTS
has "pci_csc=1", and that you are _not_ excluding IRQ 3 in
/etc/pcmcia/config.opts. Alternately, it is okay to define an
irq_list in PCIC_OPTS.

The reason seems to be that the revision of the PCMCIA chipset is
slightly incompatible with earlier versions, and is thus slightly
incompatible with pcmcia_cs. The 780 uses the ToPIC 97, but it seems
to differ from the one in the 750. You're lucky, though: the Tecra
7000's PCMCIA doesn't work for me at all.

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