Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56752
eth0 failed to load at startup under RedHat 7.2
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
eth0 failed to load at startup under RedHat 7.2. This happened to 2
different Intel-based servers using either 3C905B and AMD PCInet32. These
two nics worked fine under previous 7.x RedHat versions
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Watched startup modules loading and looked for eth0. Eth0 never loaded
3.Check cat /proc/pci
4. 3c905B or PCInet32 present
5. tried insmod to load the net module.
Actual Results: eth0 never loaded either.
Expected Results: nic module driver should be installed and initialized
after redhat installation. eth0 should be loaded when system booted up.
If I isntalled Redhat 7.1 using those nics, they will work fine.
The 3c59x driver works for me (my testmachine uses it for net connectivity); is
this by chance a 440GX chipset system ? (If so, please use the smp kernel)
Affected systems were not 440GX chip set types.
Installed Intel Pro 100 NIC. This NIC works fine.
I am experiencing this difficulty on my machine as well. I spend quite a bit of time
trying to get Xircom ethernet/modem card working before I realized that eth0 never
appeared on startup.
Dell Inspiron 7500, 500MHz, 512 MB RAM
dual boot: RedHat 7.2/Windows 98se using lilo
ethernet/modem card: Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56, RBEM56G-100
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