hotplug and 8139too

Oliver Martin oliver.martin at
Thu Jul 24 06:13:30 PDT 2003

I've got a problem with hotplug: whenever I insert my Edimax 4103dl 
CardBus NIC into my laptop, it tries loading 8139cp and fails as the 
card needs 8139too. I compiled both because I wasn't sure which one my 
card needed. When I modprobe 8139too manually, it works fine. Also, 
blacklisting or renaming 8139cp doesn't make it load 8139too: it just 
doesn't load anything then. As a quick fix, I've replaced hotplug's 
default pci.agent with a script that loads 8139too and runs 
/etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifup eth0. That works when I really 
_hot_plug the card, but I haven't got coldplugging to work as described 
on the linux-hotplug page. When I configure their /etc/init.d/hotplug 
script to be loaded at startup, it just spits out error messages. And, 
of course, when I force it to insert the 8139too module, it complains 
about missing hardware when the card isn't inserted. Has anyone got 
hotplug to work correctly, or are there any alternatives that can handle 
CardBus cards?

Thanks in advance,

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