Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55272
(NET NE2000?) Cannot configure RealTek 8019 ethernet card with isapnp
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:05:11 EDT
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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)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Apparently ISA interfaces are handled differently by 7.1. During startup
there's no longer any reference to isapnp configuration.
/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?
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
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.
What is the precise name of the driver being used?
What is the output from 'dmesg' when the driver is working?
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