Bug#400837: Sun Netra-X1 install configures dmfe driver rather than Tulip driver
Thanks for your report. Unfortunately, this issue is pretty well
known (check out the bug 334104, for example), and so far we have
failed to come up with a decent solution to it. The problem is that
both dmfe and tulip cards advertise support for this particular PCI
id. The sad part is that there are some cards out there, having the
same PCI id, but requiring different drivers to work!
So far I could not come up with anything better than patching both
modules to introduce a parameter which can be used to prevent them
from initializing any devices. Unfortunately, it will still be up to
user to recognize that the problem comes from tulip/dmfe driver
conflict, and disable the "faulty" one.
Jurij Smakov firstname.lastname@example.org
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