Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40108
mod not recognized (3c59x.o) pcmcia card not loading (3CCFE575CT)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
On initial install, RH is not recognizing the pcmcia NIC 3CCFE575CT. After
install, pcmcia services are loaded but the 3C59x.o module will not load.
Insmod 3c589.o fails. Card does not "beep" when removed or reinserted
into the bay. TC initiated with Erika in TechSupport. lsmod shows
pcmica_core to be loaded.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Remove and reseat the card
2.exec insmod 3c59x
3.Attempt ifup eth0 after config of eth0
Actual Results: 1. Nothing
2. Generates errors
3. Reports delaying initialization of eth0
Expected Results: 1. Beeps
2. No errors. Module loaded successfully
3. Interface up, network connectivity established
Platform is a Dell Latitude 600. PCMCIA card is labeled 3Com 3CCFE575CT-
D1. Card is listed as as "Cyclone" class in Don Becker module 3c59x.c
Can you attach your /etc/sysconfig/hwconf and /etc/modules.conf files?
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/etc/sysconfig/hwconf as requested
Created attachment 18971 [details]
/etc/modules.conf as requested
Bill, does this sound like a kudzu problem? I think the yenta_socket module
isn't getting loaded...
From /etc/sysconfig/hwconf:class: SOCKET
desc: "Texas Instruments|PCI1420"
And then in the pcitable,
0x104c 0xac51 "unknown" "Texas Instruments|PCI1420"
Shouldn't "unknown" be set to "yenta_socket"?
No, that's done automagically. What does /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia look like?
Created attachment 19251 [details]
/etc/sysconfig/pcmcia as requested
lspci -v output, *when the card is inserted*?
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lspci -v as reqested
Odd, it doesn't look like it's seeing the card at all. Perhaps a problem
with yenta_socket & this chipset?
Do you happen to have more than 256Mb of memory ?
Actually, yes 512 Mbytes. I wanted to be able to load and run Oracle (which I
discovered doesn't run on 7.1 yet, but that is another story).
You're in luck. A new erratum kernel (2.4.3-12) is being sent to the ftp and
up2date servers _right now_ and that has a workaround for a bug in the Dell
Latitude 600 bios wrt systems with > 256 megabyte of ram.
Regarding Oracle: iirc the releasenotes tell you how to install this on
RHL 7.1, there is a workaround needed there.
I will go find the kernel patch - thanks. Which release note on Oracle - the
ones for 8.1.7 or 8.1.6?
The releasenotes of Red Hat Linux 7.1, they can also be found online, the url
below should give you the info you need (but I'm a kernel person, not a Oracle
Ok, the kernel is out and announced, could you please test it and verify
it fixes your pccard problem ?
I have the new kernel burned to CD and will try and install it this evening.
Once I have it on, do I need to load the pciscan and 3c59x module, or will
kudzu find it or are there other procedures I need to follow?
Found the Oracle references, thanks - if the kernel works, then I can start
It should be detected automatically... although some users seem to need
it physically eject/insert it the first time for some strange reason.
JACKPOT! We are in business (I am entering this from Mozilla on 7.1 - KDE rather
than Internet Exploder on Win2K). Question - has the ISO image been updated
with the new kernel yet or do you know? I would like to burn a CD with the fix
so I have it for this machine.
You all do good work! Keep it up...on to Oracle!
PeopleSoft Infrastructure Architech
ManTech International Corp.