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Bug#400837: Sun Netra-X1 install configures dmfe driver rather than Tulip driver

Hi Richard,

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.

Best regards,
Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
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