Bug 67312 - (NET 3C59X) 3com 905B fails to link using 3c59x module
(NET 3C59X) 3com 905B fails to link using 3c59x module
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-22 00:27 EDT by Charles Schwer
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:41 EDT
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Description Charles Schwer 2002-06-22 00:27:23 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.

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How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-06-22 05:08:34 EDT
Does it still fail if you don't pass the options field ?
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2002-06-22 10:50:36 EDT
could you also try 2.4.18-5a from
Comment 3 Charles Schwer 2002-06-23 03:41:19 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:41 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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