Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67312
(NET 3C59X) 3com 905B fails to link using 3c59x module
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:06:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading to kernel-2.4.18-5, 3com 905b-TX nic fails to link with switch.
ifconfig shows interface as up, however a link light never shows up on the
switch and I cannot see anything on the network. I am using the 3c59x module
with options=8. This works fine with the 2.4.18-4 kernel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install kernel 2.4.18-5
Actual Results: nic failed to link with D-Link switch
Expected Results: nic should have linked at 100 mbps at full duplex
this is a dual celeron machine with a 3com 905b-TX nic with WOL. It is
connected to a D-Link DSS-5+ switch. I am using the smp kernel, however i
reproduced the problem with the smp kernel and the standard kernel.
Does it still fail if you don't pass the options field ?
could you also try 2.4.18-5a from
I removed the options= field and the nic links at 10mbps and half duplex with
the 2.4.18-5 kernel.
I tried the 2.4.18-5a kernel with options=8 it links properly at 100mbps and
full duplex and without the options= it links at 10mbps and half duplex again.
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