Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30642
aic7xxx and de4x5 modules seem to conflict
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:57 EDT
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I have the standard release of RH 6.2 installed on a Gateway K6 system with
96M of RAM, and two ethernet cards. Normally, this system auto-loads
modules de4x5 and eepro100 to support the two ethernet cards. The two
cards are a LinksysPCI LAN card and a non-descript Intel card supplied by
Gateway (chip numbers available if needed).
When I install my SCSI card (Adaptec AVA-2906), during startup the system
detects the new hardware and Kudzu asks if I want to configure the SCSI
card. No matter what I choose (configure, ignore or skip), the system
hangs when it initializes the ethernet cards. Note, the SCSI card's
existence seems to be the problem. The system initializes eth0 (the
eepro100) and hangs during initialization of eth1 (the de4x5 driver).
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Adaptec AVA-2906 card.
3.Kudzu detects new hardware.
4.Choose any option to configure or not.
5.At the point when the ethernet cards are initialized (in
/etc/rc.d/init.d/network), the system will hang when initializing the de4x5
Actual Results: System hangs. <CTRL><ALT><DEL> has no effect.
Expected Results: System continues to boot after initializing ethernet
Does it behave better if you use the tulip driver instead of de4x5?
Absolutely! It's strange that Kudzu selected de4x5 rather than the tulip driver
(must search drivers in alphabetical order).
Thanks a lot!
P.S. I searched the FAQ and bugzilla for de4x5 related issues and didn't find
anything of interest.