Bug 58079 - installer hangs as tulip driver tries to initialize smc etherpower
installer hangs as tulip driver tries to initialize smc etherpower
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-01-07 19:14 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-21 00:51:36 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-01-07 19:14:20 EST
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Description of problem:
the version of the tulip driver (0.9.15-pre6) provided on the redhat 7.2
has a known bug which affects many cards, in particular my netcard, the smc
etherpower (chip: Digital DC21041 Tulip rev 17).

the link LED illuminates when the driver initializes but not data is sent or

the installation cannot proceed

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from bootnet.img	
2.wait for tulip driver to initialize	
3.be bummed out because the provided driver is a problematic developer's version

Additional info:

the 0.9.14 version of tulip which was provided in 7.1 works fine
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-08 20:39:43 EST
If you transfer the drvnet.img to a floppy and boot with 'linux noprobe' and use
F2 to use a driver disk when prompted about drivers, does the other tulip driver
(tulip_old) work any better?
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-01-21 00:51:17 EST
ely, any info here?
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2002-01-26 22:33:07 EST
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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