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SubjectRe: 2.4.21pre3 and 3com Integrated 3C556B (3c59x module)
Chuck Burns <> wrote:
> Having recently upgraded my Mandrake 9.0 Laptop to the latest Mandrake cooker
> (9.1beta) it uses the 2.4.21pre3 kernel. A problem has occured somewhere
> between 2.4.19 and 2.4.21pre3, with regards to the 3c59x driver module. It
> incorrectly returns the MAC address for my IBM Thinkpad a20m with 3com
> integrated PCI 10/100M ethernet/Modem combo card. (the Nic is a 3com 3c556b,
> which is supported under the 3c59x module) The 2.4.19 kernel module
> accurately reports the MAC address.
> The 2.4.21pre3 MAC address reported for my card is FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,
> which, obviously, is incorrect. I have never submitted a bug report before,
> so I am not quite sure what all information you need.. there is no error
> message associated with this

Yup, seen a couple of these. It appears that the PCI and/or Cardbus code
broke the 3com driver.

Please send the full `dmesg' output so we can see the kernel boot messages
and also the `lspci -vx -s' output for that device.

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