Klaus Knopper <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent by: email@example.com
14/05/2004 08:48 PM
Re: [debian-knoppix] 3Com
3c556B not working in Knoppix 3.4
On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 08:37:55PM +1000, firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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...
> winmodem) but the ethernet adapter worked OK in Knoppix 3.2 &
> checked the 3c59x.o driver's file size and it is the same in 3.3 and
> so I'm guessing that it hasn't changed. Something has however as it
> detected differently. Here is the output of lspci -v from the laptop
> 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
> CardBus [Tornado]). This results in a MAC address of FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF.
> Thanks in advance.
Try booting with
Maybe your board has (as many do) a faulty ACPI implementation that
requires ACPI support to be turned off in the Kernel.
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