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Bug 56840 - Linux disables Windows ethernet on Dell Latitude LS
Linux disables Windows ethernet on Dell Latitude LS
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-28 12:29 EST by Anthony Green
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 18:57:18 EDT
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Description Anthony Green 2001-11-28 12:29:05 EST
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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 18:57:18 EDT
Windows driver bug. Some windows drivers made incorrect assumptions about card
status on boot

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