Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59190
(NET DMFE)using dmfe module causes kernel panic
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:05:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
Using RH7 (2.2.19-7.0.12) on Dell 8200 which shipped with CNET Tech PRO200WL
ethernet adapter (Davicom chip set), I can load dmfe module and see eth0
interface appear but when traffic is sent over interface the kernel panics.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get machine with CNET Pro200WL PCI FastEther Adapter and 2.2.19-7.0.12 kernel
2. insmod dfme
3. configure eth0 interface
4. send traffic over interface
Actual Results: Kernel panics with:
<bunch of data>
Code: 89 50 04 68 ...
Aiee, killing interrupt handler
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
Interrupt handler - not syncing
Expected Results: I should be able to use the interface to pass traffic.
kudzu does not seem to identify the card properly but I determined
that the card has a davicom ethernet chip in it and so manually choose the dmfe
module. I understand the 2.2 dfme modules might not
be very good? You have any suggestions?
Obviosuly, step (2) of "Steps to reproduce" should be "insmod dmfe" *not*
"insmod dfme" Argh. - Jim
i too have a dimension 8200, what graphics card did you get? i got the
geforce3 and it didn't autodetec my monitor...but i think i have fixed that
issue by intalling the nvidia drivers
i still can't get ethernet to work =( anyone at redhat help please?
actually i think dell is purposely not supporting linux as microsoft is giving
them the shaft about being a premiere business partner and selling linux on
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