Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78204
(NET 8139TOO) driver not initializing eth0
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:08:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
eth0 is a Realtek Semi...8139/8139C/...
The 8139too driver loads fine. Doesn't hang the system or anything... but when
the system tries to bring the card up at boot (or any other) time, it fails with
a 'device or resource busy' message. The card works fine in another machine
(RH7.x) using the same driver.
H/W - Dual Athlon 1800 on Asus A7m266 m/b
Installed from CD - Redhat 8.0
After loading the modules for the card manually and 'network restart,' 'ifconfig
eth0 up,' and reboots, upon attempting to bring the eth0 interface up, it failed
with a 'device or resource busy' error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Reboot the PC
# ifconfig eth0 down
# ifconfig eth0 up
Actual Results: The interface goes down normally on shutdowns or net. restarts.
"device or resource busy" is the response whenever attempts are made to bring it
Expected Results: "OK"... since you asked...
seems to be a kernel problem rather than of redhat-config-network
jeff: sounds like your ballgame
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