Bug#92919: no subject)
You, Jeffery Kline wrote:
> Package: kernel-image
> Package: boot-floppies
> Version: kernel versions 2.2.12 thru 2.2.18pre21
> Cannot install smc-ultra module. error includes:
> /lib/modules/2.2.17/net/smc-ultra.o: init_module: Device or resource busy
> Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
> including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
> /lib/modules/2.2.17/net/smc-ultra.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.2.17/net/smc-ultra.o failed
> /lib/modules/2.2.17/net/smc-ultra.o: insmod smc-ultra failed
> We have the correct io and irq params from each card (collected from dmesg
> while running slink and using the slightly different output we get when
> using the DOS utilities disk) -- we get the same error with both insmod
> (after installing 8390, of course) and modprobe. We have compiled new
> kernels with smc-ultra.o module and compiled smc-ultra support into the
> kernel. We have attempted every combination of io/irq settings available
> with modprobe and insmod (even settings we knew to be incorrect). We have
> tried using the safe-boot floppies. We reported this bug last July. Net
> searches produce minimal help and offer no new suggestions. Three of our
> staff have tried to solve this problem since April 2000.
> We are stumped.
> The cards _do_ work with slink. We have about 15 machines we wish to
> upgrade to potato.
We had very much the same experiences with our SMC8416 NICs. The solution we found that
worked was to *turn on* the SMC8416 Plug-and-Play setting and use the ISApnp utilities to
initialize the card(s). The downside of this solution: if you perform a reboot without
powering down the computer, the isapnp utilities fail to initialize the SMC NICs, so a
full power down must be performed every time a reboot is necessary. Our SMC NICs have been
Hope this helps you out.
Hendrik M. Schaink
Prop. & Chief Consultant
InfoVision Consulting "Small Business Solutions & Dependable Service"
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone: (403) 239-0099