Bug 55272 - (NET NE2000?) Cannot configure RealTek 8019 ethernet card with isapnp
Summary: (NET NE2000?) Cannot configure RealTek 8019 ethernet card with isapnp
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-29 00:16 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-17 03:23:46 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-10-29 00:16:33 UTC
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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:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install O/S

Additional info:

Apparently ISA interfaces are handled differently by 7.1. During startup 
there's no longer any reference to isapnp configuration.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-10-29 01:35:14 UTC
/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 11:15:57 UTC
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 

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-25 05:14:14 UTC
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 17:04:28 UTC
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 2003-12-17 03:23:46 UTC
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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