Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440209
PCMCIA card correctly named, no driver loaded
Last modified: 2009-07-14 14:04:13 EDT
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Description of problem:
system-config-network, on the hardware tab, shows Netgear FA411 Fast Ethernet
on device eth0, Status OK. 'Activate' brings '3c501 device eth0 does not seem
to be present, delaying initialization'.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 KDE Live CD installed
Steps to Reproduce:
1.No special steps, just presence of Netgear PCMCIA card.
The card has been previously used with FC6 and Mandriva 2008.
should be fixed in system-config-network-1.5.5
I regret that I am unable to test this. I have put the necessary package onto
the laptop, but cannot get it installed. I suspect that the spec of the laptop
is just too low to be able to run anything at all. Apologies that I can't do
I finally managed to install system-config-network-1.5.6. Unfortunately this
has not solved the problem. I still see '3c501 device eth0 does not seem to be
present, delaying initialization'. This is, of course, not the correct
hardware. Is it expected that one of the PCMCIA drivers listed would work with
the Netgear FA411? I'm experimenting, but it's a very slow process on this old
I returned to the LiveCD. This time I used the nm-applet (plug icon in panel)
to set up the connection. The hardware was correctly identified, and after
configuring the static IP the connection worked.
The question, then, is why did that work, yet trying to do the same thing on the
hard drive install tells me that no devices were found?
what is in /etc/modules.conf ? Any "alias eth0 " ??
There is no /etc/modules.conf. There is a modprobe.conf but it is empty.
sry, yes, modprobe.conf...
# /sbin/ifconfig -a
# /sbin/ethtool -i eth0
Created attachment 303144 [details]
I created a local repo with the rpms from the Preview DVD, then updated.
Unfortunately I see no improvement whatsoever. At this stage I can't think of
anything more I can do, unless specifically instructed.
My question stands. Why could the LiveCD recognise and use the card?
/sbin/ethtool -i eth0
Cannot get driver information: No such device
seems like the kernel does not have a driver/module for your device.
udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pcmcia__1__1'
info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1217_6832_0' (string)
info.product = 'FA411' (string)
info.subsystem = 'pcmcia' (string)
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pcmcia__1__1' (string)
info.vendor = 'NETGEAR' (string)
linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2) (int)
linux.subsystem = 'pcmcia' (string)
linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0c.1/1.0' (string)
pcmcia.card_id = 49579 (0xc1ab) (int)
pcmcia.func_id = 6 (0x6) (int)
pcmcia.manf_id = 329 (0x149) (int)
pcmcia.prod_id1 = 'NETGEAR' (string)
pcmcia.prod_id2 = 'FA411' (string)
pcmcia.prod_id3 = 'Fast Ethernet' (string)
pcmcia.product = 'NETGEAR' (string)
pcmcia.socket_number = 1 (0x1) (int)
pcmcia.vendor = 'NETGEAR' (string)
While running the LiveCD with an active connection I found that pcnet_cs was
being used. However, although I have modprobed that module (confirmed by lsmod)
pcnet_cs 38704 0
8390 11776 1 pcnet_cs
I haven't so far got it to work. I shall be away for the next two weeks, so if
any test are required I only have a few more hour to do them.
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