Bug 70038 - wrong kernel module loaded for 3C996-SX ethernet card
wrong kernel module loaded for 3C996-SX ethernet card
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.3
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-07-29 12:02 EDT by brian atkisson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-16 20:04:19 EST
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Description brian atkisson 2002-07-29 12:02:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
The kernel module tg3 gets loaded by default for the 3Com 3C996-SX gigabit 
fiber card.  This module works with the card intermittently, but for the most 
part will not work.  The correct kernel module for this card is the bcm5700.  
When the bcm5700 module is loaded instead of the tg3 module, the card works 
like a charm.

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How reproducible:
Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install 3C996-SX card
2.install redhat 7.3
3.card may or may not work... try rebooting several times
4.unload tg3 module and load bcm5700 module and the net card magically work.
	

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Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-07-31 09:16:46 EDT
we're working on an updated kernel with an updated tg3 that does work with this
card.

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