[realtek] device or resource busy error with rtl8139 driver

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Wed, 6 Dec 2000 13:22:31 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Tiago Pedroso wrote:

> I'm trying to setup a Conceptronic CON100TC pcmcia card with the
> rtl8139 driver following the instructions on conceptronic inclosed 
> documentation.

Note that a RTL8139 card is a CardBus card, not a PCMCIA card.
The generic name is "PC Card".

   (They *really* did a bad job on the naming.  Just when people got used to

> All goes well until the insmod... which reports 'device or
> resource busy'... and it should insmod correctly as stated by
> Conceptronic... :)

You shouldn't be running 'insmod'.  All module manipulation should be
handled by the PCMCIA control code.

Try the instructions at

It might be easier to just update your entire PCMCIA package from
David Hinds' PCMCIA package source:

Donald Becker				becker@scyld.com
Scyld Computing Corporation		http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210		Second Generation Beowulf Clusters
Annapolis MD 21403			410-990-9993