Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40324
cat /proc/isapnp screws up the ethernet card (ne-compatible)
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
My ethernet card was properly detected and setup when I first started
redhat 7.1. Internet worked fine. Then I installed the oss sounddriver and
the network stopped working. I removed the oss sounddriver and the network
After much fiddling I found out that making a /cat/isapnp not only lists my
two isa devices (opt932 soundcard and an ethernet card) but also makes the
network stop working. I believe this might be the same bug that prevents me
from getting sound and network at the same time.
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: netscape, telnet etc. doesn't work.
Expected Results: Well, netscape should have worked
Eeep... this is scary. I'll investigate on my machine with ISA bus on monday.
>Eeep... this is scary. I'll investigate on my machine with ISA bus on monday.
Please let me know how it went!
I have noticed that if you start netscape before doing a cat /proc/isapnp you
might be able to use it for a minute or so before the network stops.
I need to go looking for another isapnp card as the card I use for this seems
to have died....
I have a ne2000 pnp card which is detected fine by pnpdump and isapnp claims to
configure it but when i cat /proc/isapnp it just displays 0xFF or 0xFFFF for
everything. When i "ifup eth0" it says there are two cards although I just have
one card. The card doesn't work properly, and i get errors about interrupt from
card that isn't active.
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