Bug 56840 - Linux disables Windows ethernet on Dell Latitude LS
Summary: Linux disables Windows ethernet on Dell Latitude LS
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-28 17:29 UTC by Anthony Green
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 22:57:18 UTC
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Description Anthony Green 2001-11-28 17:29:05 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
My Dell Latitude LS dual boots 7.2 and Win98.  Whenever I switch from 
Linux to Windows, Windows complains about the ethernet device (a 3COM 
part) not working properly, and the driver is disabled.  I have to reboot 
again under Windows for everything to work again.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot Linux 7.2 on Dell Latitude LS
2.Reboot Windows 98
3.Watch for ethernet device error dialog box during Windows boot.

Expected Results:  Windows should work properly.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alan Cox 2003-06-07 22:57:18 UTC
Windows driver bug. Some windows drivers made incorrect assumptions about card
status on boot

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