Bug#92919: no subject)
Yes. You have saved us money and time - enable PNP is the fix. This does
not appear in any documentation I found.
On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Hendrik Schaink wrote:
> Helllo Jeffery,
> 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
> performing well.
> Hope this helps you out.
> Hendrik Schaink
> Hendrik M. Schaink
> Prop. & Chief Consultant
> InfoVision Consulting "Small Business Solutions & Dependable Service"
> Calgary, Alberta, Canada
> Phone: (403) 239-0099