[TriLUG] card bus network card won't auto ifconfig
davis at skink.net
Wed Feb 4 09:29:58 EST 2004
Debian Unstable Userland
intel 2.4.22-pre2 kernel from BitKeeper tree (not-updated in a while)
Kernel Driver Options
3c590/3c900 Vortex Boomerang Support
pcmcia ne2000 support
Support For PCI HotPlug (Experimental)
IBM T20 Laptop
Card #1 PCMCIA IBM Credit Card Adapater 10BaseT
Card #2 3Com Megahertz 10/100 Lan CardBus (3CCFE575CT)
Built-in Nic 3Com Hurricane CardBus (3C556B)
I have a weird problem with a new card bus ethernet card in my laptop. When I insert the new
card, it does not auto ifconfig the interface. However, if I insert my old IBM 10BaseT card
it will autoconfig the interface. I can kludge an auto ifconfig by adding a stanza in
/etc/networking/interfaces and it will ifconfig automatically when the system boots.
But if I subsquently remove the nic and reinsert it, it will not re-ifconfig.
Here are other bits of info. The Vortex Boomerang driver help says it supports a
3c575 card as well. I need this driver for my built-in 3c556b nic. (I'm trying
to run a two interface network laptop.) I am wondering if it is interfering with
my cardbus driver.
In syslog, I get the following messages when I insert the cardbus card:
Feb 4 09:02:24 tadpole cardmgr: socket 0: CardBus hotplug device
Feb 4 09:02:24 tadpole pci.agent: ... no modules for PCI slot 02:00.0
in contrast to these messages when I insert the pcmcia card:
Feb 4 09:27:24 tadpole cardmgr: socket 0: IBM Credit Card Ethernet
Feb 4 09:27:24 tadpole kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
Feb 4 09:27:24 tadpole kernel: eth1: NE2000 Compatible: io 0x300, irq 3, mem 0xd1471000, auto xcvr, hw_addr 00:06:29:14:E7:07
Feb 4 09:27:24 tadpole cardmgr: executing: './network start eth1'
So, it looks like cardmgr doesn't know which driver to load for this adapter. This is my
first cardbus card so this is new to me. Please advise. I don't think I need a new
kernel since I can autoconfig the interface by hand. I think it is a userland problem.
John F. Davis
ABC #6334 1992 R100GSPD Durham, North Carolina
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