Bug 440209 - PCMCIA card correctly named, no driver loaded
Summary: PCMCIA card correctly named, no driver loaded
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-02 09:58 UTC by Anne
Modified: 2009-07-14 18:04 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:04:13 UTC
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2008-04-21 13:25 UTC, Anne
no flags Details

Description Anne 2008-04-02 09:58:08 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.5; Linux) KHTML/3.5.4 (like Gecko)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.No special steps, just presence of Netgear PCMCIA card.

Actual Results:
See above

Expected Results:
eth0 activated

Additional info:
The card has been previously used with FC6 and Mandriva 2008.

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2008-04-02 10:03:30 UTC
should be fixed in system-config-network-1.5.5

Comment 2 Anne 2008-04-17 16:11:59 UTC
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
the test.

Comment 3 Anne 2008-04-20 10:48:30 UTC
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

Comment 4 Anne 2008-04-20 16:25:43 UTC
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?

Comment 5 Harald Hoyer 2008-04-21 07:07:08 UTC
what is in /etc/modules.conf ? Any "alias eth0 " ??

Comment 6 Anne 2008-04-21 09:20:54 UTC
There is no /etc/modules.conf.  There is a modprobe.conf but it is empty.

Comment 7 Harald Hoyer 2008-04-21 12:34:06 UTC
sry, yes, modprobe.conf... 

what does:

# /sbin/lspci
# /sbin/lshal
# /sbin/ifconfig -a
# /sbin/ethtool -i eth0


Comment 8 Anne 2008-04-21 13:25:05 UTC
Created attachment 303144 [details]
Commands output

Comment 9 Anne 2008-04-25 19:54:02 UTC
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?

Comment 10 Harald Hoyer 2008-04-27 09:18:31 UTC
/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)

Comment 11 Anne 2008-04-27 10:03:01 UTC
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.

Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 08:34:16 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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