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Bug 5974 - NIC initialization during kernel loading
Summary: NIC initialization during kernel loading
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-15 03:36 UTC by eschambe
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-06 02:20:59 UTC

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Description eschambe 1999-10-15 03:36:29 UTC
While the kernel loads there is a line:

device eth0 delayed initialization   [Failed]

This creates a lack of network connection.  The module
loaded is the 3c59x for a 3com NIC.
The installation was an upgrade from existing install(6.0)
in which the NIC loaded properly.  Might be caused by an
autodetecting/probing of the device to specify the line
passed to the kernel?

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-15 15:39:59 UTC
What does /etc/conf.modules look like?

------- Additional Comments From   10/15/99 16:58 -------
alias eth0 3c59x
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
pre-install pcmcia_core /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start
options 3c59x irq=11

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-19 18:14:59 UTC
What happens if you do 'modprobe 3c59x' from the command line?

------- Additional Comments From   10/19/99 17:31 -------
returns back with "can't locate module 3c59x"
Is this module missing from the kernel that is installed with 6.1, I
need to check the kernel version.

Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:27:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-06 02:20:59 UTC
The 3c59x module is included with 6.1.

Comment 5 Alan Cox 2000-08-08 13:43:32 UTC
This sounds like a corrupted install. Closing it in the absence of other info

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