[tulip] Strange issue upon boot up with tulip driver

mlmeber ml at imux.net
Mon Aug 16 10:06:43 PDT 2004

Chris Story wrote:
> Hello guys and girls,
> I'm hoping someone can help me out here with an issue I'm having on a
> machine running SuSE Linux 9.0 Pro that has a Linksys LNE100TX 2.0 card that
> uses the tulip driver.  It's acting rather strange...
> Here's the scenario:
> Upon boot up of the machine once the sequence reaches "Loading Network
> Interface" and eth0 is loaded the card ceases to function.  Meaning it
> doesn't see the network and the network doesn't see it.  The light for the
> port it's plugged into on the router flashes steady and solid, but very slow
> so I know no data is being transmitted or received.  Can't ping, etc... 
> Now once I go into Yast2 like I'm going to make changes to the NIC and it
> reloads all is fine. I really need to get this to load properly on boot
> up...
> So far I've tried:
> Changing ports on the router
> Changing cables
> Changing PCI slots for the card
> Changing the card for another just like it that is known to work
> Removing and reloading the driver
> Any other help will be greatly appreciated!
> Chris

I had a similar problem with a Realtek based PCMCIA card on SuSE 9.0 and 
I found it was that the driver module wasn't being loaded properly on 
boot.  I think there's an issue with the was YaST sets up NIC modules 
for boot in SuSE 9.0.


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