[realtek] Resource allocation errors

Daemion . daemi0n@hotmail.com
Mon Nov 25 17:05:02 2002

Hi David,
It is a Cardbus network card.

It was put out by Surecom, the model is an EP-428x.

What is responsible for the Cardbus bridge control?  Something in the card 
itself, or something to do with the socket the card plugs into?

I'm currently running Debian v3.0 r0 (woody) with a 2.2.20 kernel.  I tried 
an installation with the bf24 flavour (2.4 kernel) and I think I had about 
the same amount of luck.

Could it even be something weird with the card itself?

>From: Donald Becker <becker@scyld.com>
>To: "Daemion ." <daemi0n@hotmail.com>
>CC: realtek@scyld.com
>Subject: Re: [realtek] Resource allocation errors
>Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 17:07:09 -0500 (EST)
>On Sun, 24 Nov 2002, Daemion . wrote:
> > I'm running Debian with a 2.2.20-idepci kernel.  (dist is Woody)
> >
> > If I set the network card to use the rtl8139.o driver it comes up with
> > errors to say that resources have not been allocated to it (IRQs & 
>What kind of card?
>PCI?  CardBus?  MiniPCI?
> > I have run the rtl8139-diag program and it says the same thing.  Its
> > recommendation is to disable PnP in the BIOS.
> >
> > I'm running a Compaq Armada 100s laptop,
>Ahhh, then this is very unlikely to be a normal PCI NIC.
>My guess is that it is CardBus.  If so, the CardBus bridge control code
>should allocate the IRQ.
>If it is MiniPCI, the simplest answer may be to run the 2.4 kernel.
> > and there is NO part in the BIOS to
> > disable PnP.  (I never was really that keen on Compaqs, but got this one 
> > a good deal)
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