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Bug 78333 - Netgear FA510 PCMCIA card does not work with kernel-2.4.18-18.8.0
Summary: Netgear FA510 PCMCIA card does not work with kernel-2.4.18-18.8.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On: 42750
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Reported: 2002-11-21 15:16 UTC by Kevin DeKorte
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:13 UTC

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Description Kevin DeKorte 2002-11-21 15:16:31 UTC
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Description of problem:
Upgraded Kernel source to 2.4.18-18.8.0 used .config from 2.4.18-17.8.0. Did
make oldconfig, make install, make modules_install. Rebooted into new kernel.
tulip module loads but does not work. Reboot back into 2.4.18-17.8.0 and card
works again.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Build new kernel
3.insert card

Actual Results:  light on card would not come on for about 30 seconds when it
did, the connection was non-functional

Expected Results:  Card to obpain an IP address over DHCP.

Additional info:

With machine running, I pulled out the Nethear card and inserted a 3com card and
that card worked 100%

Comment 1 josip 2003-01-20 08:58:44 UTC
Hot unplug/reinsert of NetGear FA510C makes this card work, but the card is NOT
seen initially on my laptop (w/Yenta socket).  I'm using Red Hat 8.0 kernel
(currently 2.4.18-19.8.0).

Apparently, one MUST hot unplug/reinsert the card to make it work under 2.4.18-*
kernels even though on the same machine 2.2.* kernels caused no trouble.  I
believe that kernel 2.4.* handling of Yenta socket at bootup is to blame for
failure to properly initialize PCMCIA network cards.  The same happens with my
Linksys wireless card w/custom driver: not found at startup, but works OK when

Very annoying...

Comment 2 josip 2003-01-28 23:18:15 UTC
This bug is similar to bug #42750.  Also, after I rebuilt its custom drivers, my
Linksys wireless card does not require eject/reinsert any more but NetGear
FA510C w/standard drivers still does.

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:13 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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