Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 488833
Fedora 10/11 cannot read EEPROM on Cardbus Ethernet Controllers on Dell D630
Last modified: 2010-06-28 07:24:24 EDT
Created attachment 334212 [details]
zip of text files containing output of lspci, dmesg upon insertion of Netgear card in various Dell Latitudes, including the D630 in Fedora 10 and Fedora 11
I have some Dell Latitude D630s running Fedora 10, and I'm trying to use Netgear FA511 and/or D-Link DFE-690TX PCMCIA ethernet cards on them. However, with both cards, it is unable to read the EEPROM. For the Netgear FA511 cards, this results in an interface that does not send/receive packets (not even in tcpdump on the local machine), and the interface has the well-known "tulip driver can't read the EEPROM" MAC address of 00:4C:69:6E:75:79 ("Linux" in Hex). For the D-Link cards, the behavior is not quite the same, but at any rate, it doesn't appear to be able to read the EEPROM either (all 0's MAC address, when I was able to get the interface to come up).
The same cards work fine with the same OS (Fedora 10) on other Dell laptops (Latitude D600 and D800s, which have a different CardBus controller). Additionally, the card works fine in the same exact machine if I install the Fedora 11 alpha, or if I boot from an Ubuntu live CD (running a very similarly-versioned kernel). I've tried updating the BIOS and the OS, to no avail.
This bug is very important to us -- the machines are worthless without the additional interface. It also shouldn't be that hard to fix, since it's already been fixed for Fedora 11...
So it worked in the Fedora 11 Alpha, but it's busted again in the Fedora 11 Final release. What's the deal?
Still busted in the latest Fedora 11 kernel...
I am also facing similar issue with a proprietary PC Cardbus wireless device. My driver is not able to read the EEPROM. Any clue on which kernel does this work...
Btw, I tried with 4.6.24.fc8 and 4.6.29.fc11. No Luck. Any idea??
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