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Re: [debian-knoppix] 3Com 3c556B not working in Knoppix 3.4

On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 08:37:55PM +1000, dallas@calldesign.com.au wrote:
> Hi,
> I posted this information on the forum without any response. 
> The network card in my IBM Thinkpad A21m is a 3Com 556B mini PCI combo 
> card (ethernet & modem). I have no interest in the modem side... (dumb 
> winmodem) but the ethernet adapter worked OK in Knoppix 3.2 & 3.3. I 
> checked the 3c59x.o driver's file size and it is the same in 3.3 and 3.4 
> so I'm guessing that it hasn't changed. Something has however as it is 
> detected differently. Here is the output of lspci -v from the laptop under 
> 3.3 and 3.4.
> Does anyone have any idea what changed to cause this to fail?
> Knoppix 3.3 initialises the card correctly (3Com Corporation 3c556B 
> Hurricane CardBus) and I get an IP address from the dhcp server. However 
> the card is not detected correctly in Knoppix 3.4 (3Com Corporation 3c556B 
> CardBus [Tornado]). This results in a MAC address of FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. 
> Thanks in advance.
> Dallas

Try booting with

knoppix acpi=off

and/or noapic

Maybe your board has (as many do) a faulty ACPI implementation that
requires ACPI support to be turned off in the Kernel.

-Klaus Knopper
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