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Re: [SLE] *** EEPROM MAC address is invalid. 3c905B
  • From: Clayton <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 11:20:37 +0200
  • Message-id: <e299678805062002207386ff37@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 6/20/05, Steven T. Hatton <hattons@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > 3c59x: vortex_probe1 fails. Returns -22
> > > 3c59x: probe of 0000:00:0c.0 failed with error -22
> >
> > [snip}
> >
> >
> > This seems to be a known problem with the driver. Take a look here:
> > http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/msg78894.html
>
> I couldn't tell if disabling ACPI will prevent this from happening or not. I
> don't care to have a go at compiling my own modules. I can simply cold boot
> for now, and wait for the patch.

It seems to be a hit and miss thing. For some people, disabling ACPI
works... and for others it doesn't help.

It's been reported also over in the RedHat camp:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=158725
and in a Debian thread I found here:
http://www.mail-archive.com/rtnet-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/msg00474.html
I also found some stuff with Ubuntu, but... it's more of the same.

Basically... if you don't wanna tinker with the manual patch... :-)
(and I can understand that) you are stuck waiting for a public patch
release. Enough people are running into this that I can't imagine it
being too much longer before it shows up in YaST or APT... especially
given the popularity of the 3COM 3c50x NICs.

C.

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