|Summary:||PCMCIA network Card cant transmit|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||jbore|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-22 15:58:16 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description jbore 1999-11-11 02:02:00 UTC
After entering the IP address and such for the local machine for NFS install, the network card never seems to transmit. Sony VAIO PCG-N505VE, LinkSys 10/100 EtherFast Card, (PCMPC100) From the log... cardmgr socket 0: Linsys EtherFast 10/100 Fast Ethernet cardmgr executing 'modprobe net/8390.o' cardmgr executing 'modprobe pcnet_cs.o' eth0: NE2000 Compatible io 0x300, irq 5, hw_addr xxxxxx... cardmgr fopen(stabfile) failed: no such file or directory) cardmgr exiting and then while it is trying to use the network i get these eth0: tx timed out, lost interrupt? TSR=0x43, ISR=0x1, t=1000 eth0: tx timed out, lost interrupt? TSR=0x43, ISR=0x1, t=1500 etc... help... It wont respond to pings either
Comment 1 jbore 1999-11-11 05:10:59 UTC
http://www.linksys.com/support/solution/nos/linux_others.htm mentions a new rev of the chip set and has links for the kernel driver... how does one get these changes in the pcmcia boot floppy?
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-11-29 20:38:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 3 brandon 1999-12-24 20:48:59 UTC
I have this same problem on my PCG-N505VE. I believe the issue is that the sound subsystem is using IRQ 5. There needs to be a way to choose a different IRQ or something during probe. You cannot use any method of installation on this laptop that requires a second disk either as the fd is USB and only works for the first disk boot :( Someone help me out here, I'm dying to run RH on my shiny new laptop.
Comment 4 brandon 1999-12-28 01:04:59 UTC
This can be solved by doing the following Get the latest pcmcia.img for RedHat Mount it as type msdos somewhere (loopback device) Copy the initrd.img file to somewhere else Gunzip this initrd.img and mount the result somewhere (type ext2, loop) Go into your mounted initrd tree and edit '/etc/pcmcia/config.opts' Add 'exclude irq 5' Unmount the initrd image gzip -9 the initrd image copy it back to the mounted pcmcia.img tree overwriting the old initrd.img unmount the pcmcia.img rewrite your install floppy with your modified pcmcia.img and boot install and enjoy