Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64907
(NET TULIP) Installer selects wrong module for DS21142 netword card
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:06:03 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Simply install the OS on the workstation
Actual Results: See description.
Expected Results: See description.
RedHat HCL lists the DS21142 card as supported by the module de4x5.
Setting 'alias eth0 de4x5' in modules.conf solves the bug.
Bill is this something we need to change in the pcitable?
Eh, well, it's a matter of the tulip driver being broken. We *could* alias it to
So this is a hwdata issue?
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.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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