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Forum: Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Mar 16
From: Jeff Key jkey

I'm having trouble getting a RBEM56G-100BTX combo modem/ethernet card working on a Dell Inspiron 7500. I'm running Mandrake Linux 7.0 (kernel version 2.2.14) and installed the latest PCMCIA drivers (3.1.12). I did not do any special configuration or set any options.

Actually, I can get both the networking and modem functions working individually, but not without extra effort and not working at the same time. The first problem is that bringing up the eth0 interface at boot time fails. After I log on, however, restarting the network (/etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart) brings it up. Then network access seems fine.

The next problem is that I can only use the modem if I bring the eth0 interface down (ifconfig eth0 down). I don't think that this should be required, but maybe it's normal. If eth0 is up then either the pppd daemon dies or any attempt to use the network (e.g., ping) goes nowhere.

I read in the PCMCIA-HOWTO that the messages "Delaying eth0 initialization" and "[FAILED]", which I do get, don't really signify a failure. But eth0 doesn't come up during the boot process at all, so something really is wrong. I've included some log messages below.

I probably shouldn't have gotten this card and should have gone with the 16-bit version (non-Cardbus) instead. If I can't get it working properly, I might still be able to exchange it.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff

----------------From /var/log/messages:-------------------

Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.12 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.14-15mdk #1 Tue Jan 4 22:24:20 CET 2000 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfdf50 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   00:04.0 -> irq 11 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   00:04.1 -> irq 11 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: Intel PCIC probe:  
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   TI 1225 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:04, mem 0x68000000 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:     host opts [0]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 11] [lat 168/32] [bus 32/34] 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:     host opts [1]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 11] [lat 168/32] [bus 35/37] 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:     PCI irq 11 seems to be wedged! 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:     PCI irq 11 test failed 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:     ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,7,9,10 polling interval = 1000 ms 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: excluding 0x1000-0x107f 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean. 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 32): vendor 0x115d, device 0x0003 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 32) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60013000-0x600137ff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 0 bar 3: mem 0x60012000-0x600127ff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 1 bar 1: io 0x280-0x287 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 1 bar 2: mem 0x60011000-0x600117ff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 1 bar 3: mem 0x60010000-0x600107ff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0x200-0x27f 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x6000c000-0x6000ffff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 1 rom: mem 0x60008000-0x6000bfff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: tulip_attach(bus 32, function 0) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: tulip.c:v0.91g-ppc 7/16/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: eth0: Xircom Cardbus Adapter (DEC 21143 compatible mode) rev 3 at 0x200, 00:10:A4:C1:CF:39, IRQ 3. 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: eth0:  MII transceiver #0 config 3100 status 7809 advertising 01e1. 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: serial_attach(bus 32, fn 1) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: tty01 at 0x0280 (irq = 3) is a 16550A 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: ISDN subsystem Rev: 1.93/1.80/1.95/1.60/1.17/1.3 loaded 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Linux Driver for passive ISDN cards 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Version 3.3c (module) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Layer1 Revision 2.36 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Layer2 Revision 2.20 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: TeiMgr Revision 2.13 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Layer3 Revision 2.10 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: LinkLayer Revision 2.40 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Approval certification valid 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Approved with ELSA Quickstep series cards 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Approval registration numbers: 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: German D133361J CETECOM ICT Services GmbH 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: EU (D133362J) CETECOM ICT Services GmbH 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Approved with Eicon Technology Diva 2.01 PCI cards 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Card 1 Protocol EDSS1 Id=Teles1 (0) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Teles IO driver Rev. 2.14 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: Teles: 16.3 Byte at d80 is ff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Card Teles 16.3 not installed ! 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: ISDN-subsystem unloaded 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet atd: atd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:11 droplet rc.sysinit: Mounting proc filesystem succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:11 droplet date: Wed Mar 15 15:26:10 CST 2000 

--------------- From /var/log/boot.log: -------------------

Mar 15 15:26:15 droplet rc.sysinit: Enabling swap space succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:16 droplet mandrake_everytime: Building Window Manager Sessions succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:22 droplet kudzu:  succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:22 droplet network: Bringing up interface lo succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:23 droplet ifup: Delaying eth0 initialization. 
Mar 15 15:26:23 droplet network: Bringing up interface eth0 failed 
Mar 15 15:26:23 droplet portmap: portmap startup succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet apmd: apmd startup succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet isdn4linux: Loading HiSax driver 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet isdn4linux: CardID: Teles1 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet isdn4linux: CardType: 3 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet isdn4linux: CardName: Teles 16.3 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet isdn4linux: Parameters: id=Teles1 type=3 protocol=2 irq=10 io=0xd80 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux: /lib/modules/2.2.14-15mdk/misc/hisax.o:  
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux:  
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux: Initialization of ISDN failed! 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux: Check the values in '/etc/sysconfig/isdn'! 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux:  
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux: init_module: Device or resource busy 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet rc: Starting isdn4linux succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet random: Initializing random number generator succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet netfs: Mounting other filesystems succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:27 droplet crond: crond startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:27 droplet inet: inetd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:27 droplet lpd: lpd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:28 droplet nfslock: rpc.lockd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:28 droplet nfslock: rpc.statd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:29 droplet amd: amd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:29 droplet loadkeys: Loading /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/us.kmap.gz
Mar 15 15:26:29 droplet keytable: Loading keymap: us succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:29 droplet loadkeys: Loading /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/compose/compose.latin.gz
Mar 15 15:26:30 droplet keytable: Loading compose keys: compose.latin succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:30 droplet keytable:  succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:30 droplet keytable: Loading system font:  succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:30 droplet postfix: Starting postfix: 
Mar 15 15:26:30 droplet postfix: newaliases: fatal: My hostname droplet is not a fully qualified name - set myhostname or mydomain in /etc/postfix/main.cf
Mar 15 15:26:31 droplet postfix: postmap: fatal: My hostname droplet is not a fully qualified name - set myhostname or mydomain in /etc/postfix/main.cf
Mar 15 15:26:35 droplet last message repeated 4 times
Mar 15 15:26:37 droplet postfix: postfix
Mar 15 15:26:37 droplet rc: Starting postfix succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:38 droplet gpm: gpm startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:40 droplet xfs: xfs startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:41 droplet smb: smbd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:41 droplet smb: nmbd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:44 droplet linuxconf: Linuxconf final setup
Mar 15 15:26:46 droplet rc: Starting linuxconf succeeded

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1. None Maybe a config file problem, and maybe a PPP specific problem by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 16
2. None A partial answer to my own question by Jeff Key, 2000, Mar 19
1. None The script order was actually correct by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 20
(_ None Hmm...it works! by Jeff Key, 2000, Mar 21

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