Bug 74780 - Installer doesn't support LinkSys PCM200 v3 PCMCIA CardBus network card
Installer doesn't support LinkSys PCM200 v3 PCMCIA CardBus network card
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-01 12:24 EDT by Jason A. Pfeil
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:57 EDT
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Description Jason A. Pfeil 2002-10-01 12:24:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
There are a few bugs to report in the PCMCIA installation when booting from the
official pcmcia.img and using the pcmciadd.img image.  There are errors in the
/etc/pcmcia/config file's syntax but those don't appear to be fatal.  The
*major* problem is that the LinkSys EtherFast PCM200 v3 card is not supported by
the modules on pcmciadd.img, despite it being supported in version 0.95b
8/2/2002 of the driver module from Donald Becker.  What is the procedure for
having updated driver modules added to a disk, even if I have to mount the image
and modify the modules.cgz CPIO archive and the etc/pcmcia/config file manually?

The needed data in the tulip.c file (line 407 in the version I have) is:

{ "ADMtek Centaur-C (Linksys PCM200 v3)", { 0xab091737, 0xffffffff },

It's right after this text:

{ "ADMtek Centaur-C (Linksys)", { 0xab0813d1, 0xffffffff }, TULIP_IOTYPE,

and right befor this text:

{ "STMicro STE10/100 Comet", { 0x0981104a, 0xffffffff }, TULIP_IOTYPE,



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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with pcmcia.img on a floppy
2. When prompted, insert the pcmciadd.img floppy
3. Notice the syntax errors and that the network card is not detected

Actual Results:  The network card is not detected

Expected Results:  The network card should be detected

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-01 18:04:00 EDT
Once the kernel has been updated to support the card, the installer will follow
Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:57 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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