Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50792
Madge Network Card Driver Not loading
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have installed redhat 7.1 and am able to install the onboard Ethernet
driver, however, I have rebuilt the kernel to include the Abyss driver as
a module (Madge smart 16/4 Ringnode MK2) and it won't load, I also
compiled it as a part of the kernel which should automatically load the
driver without KMOD however, it fails to load on startup and also fails to
load if you use "ifconfig tr0 up", I have manually added the network-
scripts (ifcfg-tr0) and the alias automatically gets added to modules.conf
so I didn't need to change that. I know I have entered the correct
details as I have had no problems using Madges own driver on an earlier
kernel version (2.2.18). I'm stuck now. Any advice? Has this ported
driver been tested?
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Recompile kernel to include Token Ring drivers also include the abyss
driver (Madge smart 16/4 Ringnode MK2).
2.Write the Network-script (ifcfg-tr0) to include either DHCP or assign an
Actual Results: You should notice during the loading sequence that the
tr0 initialisation is delayed. When you go into the system and try and
view details about the card ifconfig doesn't even display a hardware
Expected Results: The driver should initialise during startup or if you
use "ifconfig tr0 up".
I know that Madge haven't released a version of the driver for the new
kernel (I have been speaking to them about it), even though kernel 2.4 has
been available for testing since before christmas last year!!! I was
surprised when I saw that the card I use was supported on the new kernel.
I don't think we support token ring, but in any case this is a kernel bug, not dhcp.
Is this the 2.4.2-2 kernel as installed by RHL7.1 or the updated 2.4.3-12 kernel
Closing old dead bug