Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51961
EtherWork3 network cards give CRC errors
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:00 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):
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
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
Has this ever worked with older/other versions of linux ?
Well, yes. We have a lot of DEC Pentium 60 PCes, and Redhat 5.2-7.1 installed
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.
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
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.