Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 44057
PCNet/PCI card fails to init correctly.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
On an Australian spec Compaq Deskpro 486, the onboard PCnet/PCI ethernet
device fails to initialise correctly. I'm not sure whether it's the device
or the PCI bus on this early PCI system.
In dmesg, I see the following
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 00:00.0
for regions 0 to 5.
The output of the PCnet/PCI driver modules is:
eth0: PCnet/PCI 79c970 at 0x1000, warning: PROM address does not match CSB
address 00 00 00 00 00 00
pcnet32: pcnet_32_private lp=c1d71000 lp_dma_addr=0x1d71000
pcnet32.c:v1.25kf 26.9.1999 firstname.lastname@example.org
Any attempt to bind the device to an IP results in an Operation failed
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a clean copy of Red Hat Linux 7.1
2. Boot the PCI :)
Actual Results: Ethernet card fails to initialise/load/bind/whatever.
Expected Results: I should be able to bind an IP to the ethernet device.
As it is /etc/rc.d/init.d/network start fails.
This is fixed in kernels 2.4.3-7 and later, should be available in rawhide....
If such a kernel doesn't fix it for you, please reopen this bug.