Bug 79104 - Davicom Ethernet Driver doesnt work on HP Pavilion
Davicom Ethernet Driver doesnt work on HP Pavilion
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-12-05 14:05 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-06 02:56:20 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-12-05 14:05:00 EST
Description of Problem:

just installed rh80 on HP-pavilion, Davicom NIC was correctly identified,
but on boot it fails to initialize properly.  At power-up the Green LED
is on, it is turned off when boot hits the ETH0 step.

Per D.Becker (at Scyld site), Ive set BIOS OS to Other.

Ive added 'options eth0 debug=1', the log responds, 
but nothing there looks amiss.
I can copy to floppy and sneakernet it if you'd like..

Ive also turned off dhcp, given it a static addr. This results in
the addr showing in ifconfig output - card is UP, but doesnt work.
Ping to local addy works, but (obviously) not to other end.

If I comment out the 'alias eth0 dmfe' in modules.conf, the light
stays on, and ETH0 boot step succeeds (cuz nothing failed).
Then I do 'insmod dmfe' and light immediately goes out.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
driver from kernel-2.4.18-14

How Reproducible:  every time.


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Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-12-05 23:03:40 EST
I pulled card, plugged into my Dell D-233, failed there as well
(eliminating HP-Pavilion BIOS issues)

filtered from /var/log/messages ...

Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: Davicom DM9xxx net driver, version 1.36.4
(2002-01-17)
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_init_one() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_get_stats 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_do_ioctl() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_get_stats 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_open 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_init_dm910x() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_parse_srom()  0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_descriptor_init() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: send_filter_frame() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_interrupt() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_set_filter_mode() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: Set multicast address 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: send_filter_frame() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_interrupt() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_get_stats 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_set_filter_mode() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: Set multicast address 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: send_filter_frame() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_interrupt() 0
Dec  5 20:48:56 groucho kernel: dmfe: dmfe_get_stats 0

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-12-06 02:56:13 EST
After some more card-swapping - the Davicom works on my Dell, and my 3Com
(3c59x) doesnt work on the HP, nor does the tulip.

Its gotta be an HP thing, custom BIOS nonsense.  chg to NOTABUG if you wish, Ill
search more.. thx.

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