Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 37619
xircom cardbus broken in 2.2.19-6.2.1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:50 EDT
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IBM 10/100 Etherjet CardBus adapter is detected at boot, but cannot
establish a network connection; worked in previous kernel release
Steps to Reproduce:
Boot to stock 2.2.19-6.2.1 kernel and pcmcia-cs
Actual Results: System cannot establish a TCP/IP connection
Expected Results: System should have established a TCP/IP connection
Network is DHCP-only; cannot test whether it would work if I had a static
IP. Machine is a stock ThinkPad 600E.
I took a look at Kernel Traffic and the linux-kernel archive and it
appears to this newbie that there is work going on in the 2.4 tree to
correct the problem; I hope it will filter down to the 2.2.x kernel, RH
I'll attach relevant portions of /var/log/messages.
Created attachment 16386 [details]
excerpts from /var/log/messages
I have the same problem. I have a Xircom 10/100 PCMCIA ethernet card. It is
detected when pcmcia cardmgr starts (emits two beeps to indicate success), but
it cannot establish a network connection, though ifconfig shows eth0 as up, no
packets can get in or out. I am using a static IP configuration. Everything
worked fine before I upgraded to kernel-2.2.19-6.2.1. All previous kernel RPMs
for 6.2 work fine.
A new 2.2.19 kernel has been released yesterday that has the old xircom driver
back in. If this does not fix it, please reopen this bug.