Ethernet card stops working after upgrade to FC1

Joel Uckelman uckelman at
Sun Nov 16 17:18:01 UTC 2003

Thus spake Colin Paul Adams:
> It may of course be pure coincidence, but I have just upgraded one of
> my systems from RH9 to FC1, and my ethernet card has stopped working.
> Could it be a coincidental hardware problem, or is it a software problem?
> Here is the output from dmesg:

You have one of the 3Com cards that uses the 3c59x driver. Kudzu and
the 3c59x driver that ships with FC1 do not play well together. The
simple solution is to turn off kudzu until you have a kernel which
doesn't have this problem.

You can read about the bug here:

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