Bug 77258 - Ethernet interface not working on SiS 963 south bridge (SiS 648 chipset)
Summary: Ethernet interface not working on SiS 963 south bridge (SiS 648 chipset)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2002-11-04 13:36 UTC by David Monniaux
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-11-16 11:07:04 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Replacement sis900.c (64.82 KB, patch)
2002-11-04 13:39 UTC, David Monniaux
no flags Details | Diff
Replacement sis900.h (9.45 KB, patch)
2002-11-04 13:40 UTC, David Monniaux
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2002:262 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : New kernel fixes local denial of service issue 2002-09-23 04:00:00 UTC

Description David Monniaux 2002-11-04 13:36:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
The sis900.o driver in kernel 2.4.18-14 refuses to load, complaining about the
impossibility of reading the "EERPOM" (I guess they meant EEPROM - the station
address ROM, containing the MAC address):

Error EERPOM read 0

This driver is meant for SiS <= 962, not 963.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run on a machine with a SiS 963 south bridge with attached Ethernet (SiS 648
chipset - Asus P4S8X is an example motherboard).
2.modprobe sis900

Actual Results:  Error EERPOM read 0

Expected Results:  Loading the driver

Additional info:

You need to upgrade the driver in the kernel to a recent one supporting SiS 963
(one exists in kernel 2.5.40). People from SiS sent me replacement sis900.{c,h}
that working with 2.4 kernels.

Comment 1 David Monniaux 2002-11-04 13:39:18 UTC
Created attachment 83485 [details]
Replacement sis900.c

Comment 2 David Monniaux 2002-11-04 13:40:11 UTC
Created attachment 83486 [details]
Replacement sis900.h

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2002-11-16 11:07:04 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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