Bug 51961 - EtherWork3 network cards give CRC errors
EtherWork3 network cards give CRC errors
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-17 11:14 EDT by Soren Roug
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-25 03:52:31 EDT
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Description Soren Roug 2001-08-17 11:14:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
We have many DE205 (Digital Equipment) Etherwork3 network cards.
I tried with two cards. The ewrk3.o module complains about an EEPROM CRC 
error and will not load, even though both cards passed the diagnostics 
tests in the MS-DOS maintenance software.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a DE205 network card. Use default conf: IRQ=5 etc.
2. insmod ewrk3.o

Actual Results:  Kernel won't load the ewrk3.o module

Additional info:
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-08-17 15:15:37 EDT
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-24 12:40:24 EDT
Has this ever worked with older/other versions of linux ?
Comment 3 Soren Roug 2001-08-25 03:41:02 EDT
Well, yes. We have a lot of DEC Pentium 60 PCes, and Redhat 5.2-7.1 installed
without glitches.
You just had to remember to set all values to default in the card. However, in
this particular instance
we took one of the well-proven EtherWork3 cards and put it into an older Pentium
PC of an unknown make, and it did not work. We have never tried to install linux
on it before, so I don't know
if earlier redhat versions will work. The diagnostics software found no errors.
We tried with another
EtherWorks3 card with the same results. Then we inserted a 3c509 card and
installed Roswell without problems.

I would not mind making a test install of 7.1 and then Roswell on a DEC pentium,
to see if this is a bug newly introduced or if it is hardware specific to that
unknown brand of PC mentioned above.
Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-25 03:52:26 EDT
The fact that 7.1 worked is good news, I'll check the diffs in the driver
between roswell and 7.1 and if needed go back to the 7.1 version
Comment 5 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-27 07:25:41 EDT
7.1 driver is now back; as of kernel 2.4.7-2.12 or later, should appear in
rawhide in a few days.

Please reopen this bug if such a kernel does not fix this problem.

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