[tulip] (no subject)

Jesus M Fernandez-Gallar Casillas jesusmfedz@es.ibm.com
Mon Sep 2 11:38:00 2002

Hello everyone

I´m trying to get my SMC EZ Fast Ethernet Card 10/100 SMC1233A-TX to work
on my RedHat 6.2 2.2.14 Linux box.

The manufacturer indicates that tulip.o is the right device driver for it.

Before configuring the loading of the driver as a module at boot time by
modifying /etc/conf.modules,
I attempted to load it manually with modprobe; but I always get:

/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.1/net/tulip.o: init_module: Device or resource busy
/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.1/net/tulip.o: insmod
/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.1/net/tulip.o failed
/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.1/net/tulip.o: insmod tulip failed

As far as I could find, I think it has to do with some of the card basic
resources: ioport, irq and base memory.
But none of these is parameter I can change.

Any idea?

This is the information I could get from the system:

-- The pci card is detected by kernel:

00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Bridgecom, Inc: Unknown device 0985 (rev 11)
      Subsystem: Accton Technology Corporation: Unknown device 1216
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 55
      I/O ports at d800
      Memory at fedffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
      Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

-- The interruptions used by the system are:

  0:      61317          XT-PIC  timer
  1:       2105          XT-PIC  keyboard
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  4:          3          XT-PIC  serial
  8:          1          XT-PIC  rtc
 11:          0          XT-PIC  es1370
 12:          0          XT-PIC  PS/2 Mouse
 13:          1          XT-PIC  fpu
 14:      39970          XT-PIC  ide0
 15:          6          XT-PIC  ide1
NMI:          0

-- The ioports used by the system are:

0000-001f : dma1
0020-003f : pic1
0040-005f : timer
0060-006f : keyboard
0070-007f : rtc
0080-008f : dma page reg
00a0-00bf : pic2
00c0-00df : dma2
00f0-00ff : fpu
0170-0177 : ide1
01f0-01f7 : ide0
0376-0376 : ide1
0378-037a : parport0
03c0-03df : vga+
03f6-03f6 : ide0
03f8-03ff : serial(auto)
dcb0-dcb7 : ide0
dcb8-dcbf : ide1
dcc0-dcff : es1370

Any idea?

Thanks in advance.

Jesús M. Fernandez-Gallardo