hotplug and 8139too

Guenter Hopf qe1 at
Thu Jul 24 08:42:19 PDT 2003


there is a map file which determines what module needs to be loaded for
what pci device, take a look at

i hope this helps,

On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 15:13, Oliver Martin wrote:
> Hello,
> 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,
> -- 
> Oliver
Kiss that frog, and you will get your prince... 8)

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