Bug 55272 - (NET NE2000?) Cannot configure RealTek 8019 ethernet card with isapnp
(NET NE2000?) Cannot configure RealTek 8019 ethernet card with isapnp
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.1
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-28 19:16 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:05 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-16 22:23:46 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-10-28 19:16:33 EST
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Description of problem:
V7.0 configues the ISA ethernet card properly. Neither an upgrade to 7.1 
nor a new install of 7.1 gets this card to work.
7.1 does not seem to have pnpdump nor isapnp any more.
/proc/isapnp does not list the NE2000 card (7.1)

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install O/S
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Apparently ISA interfaces are handled differently by 7.1. During startup 
there's no longer any reference to isapnp configuration.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-10-28 20:35:14 EST
/proc/isapnp does not list the card at all, yet it is a PnP card?

What isapnp messages do you get from the kernel at bootup?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-10-29 06:15:57 EST
The system is a Pentium II, 350 MHz and an Intel 440BX chipset. Linux 7.1 
discovers a 3-button PS/2 mouse by default. That is correct. The first boot of 
the installed o/s show no signs of an ethernet interface and the startup log 
reports that the console mouse is busy. That can be fixed by telling 7.1 to use 
a 2-button PS/2 mouse with 3-button emulation.
Automatic configuration of the ISA ethernet interface is done via kudzu. 
Ifconfig reports an irq:12 and io=240. If that is changed to the proper values 
in modules.conf (irq=3 and io=0x0220) then the interface is still not 
responding.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-25 00:14:14 EST
kudzu does not configure ISA cards, only ISAPnP cards; similarly, isapnptools
wouldn't be useful on an ISA card.

If the correct parameters do not result in a working configuration, that
indicates a kernel driver issue.
Comment 4 Jeff Garzik 2003-08-27 13:04:28 EDT
What is the precise name of the driver being used?

What is the output from 'dmesg' when the driver is working?
Comment 5 Dave Jones 2003-12-16 22:23:46 EST
No reply from original reporter in 2 years, I think we can give up on
this one. Especially with the pending EOL of 7.x

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