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Bug 6308 - invalid parameter io when installing 3c509 card
invalid parameter io when installing 3c509 card
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-10-24 12:11 EDT by sundog32
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 14:30:14 EST
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Description sundog32 1999-10-24 12:11:34 EDT
This is a multi issue problem.autoprobe did not find my
3c509 card in my machine so I could not configure it from

config mode to manual
and the enable toggle is set
I set io port at 0x300
irq at 5
name as lupis02.interesect.com
alias as lupis02
IP address
netmask =
net device to eth0
kernal module 3c509

I then completed the install and used linux to add it as
eth0 in as adapter 1 in the hosts section of networking.

when I reboot I get a message in the log that there was an
error from /lib/modules/2.2.5.-15/net/3c509.o invalid
parameter io

if I remove the configuration from adapter 1 and issue  a
modprobe 3c509
then a modprobe 3c509 io=300 irq=5
and then ifconfig eth0 netmask
then connection works and comes up.

I get a similar problem if I do it through control-panel

when I look in then kernal daeomn configuration in control
panel I see entries for 3c509 and for eth0 when I install
from linuxconfig.

when I do it manually I only see an entry for eth0

lsmod shows 3c509 being loaded after a manual configuration.

ifconfig shows eth0 as being correct after the manual
install as well.

As a result I suspect that there may be a bug in linuxconf
in setting the io parameter for 3c509
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-22 13:57:59 EST
Can you please post the conf.modules file that is being created for you?
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 00:43:06 EDT
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore.

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