Bug 64907 - (NET TULIP) Installer selects wrong module for DS21142 netword card
(NET TULIP) Installer selects wrong module for DS21142 netword card
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-05-14 05:57 EDT by Giovanni Corriga
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:34 EDT
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Description Giovanni Corriga 2002-05-14 05:57:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have installed RH 7.3 on a Digital Personal Workstation 350i. The network card
was correctly recognized as a Digital DS21142, but the installer selected
tulip.o as the module for the card ('alias eth0 tulip' in modules.conf). This
caused an error on every packet sent or received. 

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Simply install the OS on the workstation


Actual Results:  See description.

Expected Results:  See description.

Additional info:

RedHat HCL lists the DS21142 card as supported by the module de4x5.
Setting 'alias eth0 de4x5' in modules.conf solves the bug.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-14 11:28:24 EDT
Bill is this something we need to change in the pcitable?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-05-14 14:10:19 EDT
Eh, well, it's a matter of the tulip driver being broken. We *could* alias it to
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-14 16:09:01 EDT
So this is a hwdata issue?
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2002-05-15 10:16:19 EDT
It's actually more of a kernel issue... the driver claims to support those
cards, and was originally written for them. It just doesn't work.
Comment 5 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:34 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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