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Bug 66742 - Kernal upgrade on 7.1 leaves Ethernet Card (NIC) inoperable
Kernal upgrade on 7.1 leaves Ethernet Card (NIC) inoperable
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-14 15:10 EDT by Curtis Falany
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Description Curtis Falany 2002-06-14 15:10:55 EDT
Description of Problem:  We have a Linux 7.1 system on an IBM  300GL PC with an SMC 8432 NIC (Tulip chip # 21041) which works fine
'straight out of the box'.  When we upgraded the Kernel to -34, the NIC seems to work fine but no packets traverse the network.  No unusual or
error messages appear in the logs.

If we run linux.bak, all is ok.

I noted that there is a newer Tulip chip driver in the the kernel update.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):  SMC 8432 BT (Tulip chip 21041)

How Reproducible:  after upgrading to the latest kernel for 7.1, we can boot linux and the network interface fails.  We can boot linux.bak and the
network interface works.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build Linux 7.1 on an IBM 300GL with an SMC 8432B NIC
2Update Kernel. 
3.Reboot Linux 

Actual Results:
Can ping NIC IP address but no other IP address on the LAN.  No other protocols tested.

Expected Results:
Normal LAN connectivity

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-06-14 15:13:43 EDT
what is the previous kernel version you used?
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2002-06-14 15:20:49 EDT
note that 2.4.9-34 also has the "tulip_old" driver, which is the older driver of
the tulip driver, eg the one you probably were using.
To switch to this driver you need to edit /etc/modules.conf and replace tulip
with tulip_old there

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