[Bug 45295] PCMCIA does not bring up eth1 during boot

SimonWerner simonwerner at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 22:26:59 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:


After upgrading (apt-get dist-upgrade) from Breezy to Dapper my PCMCIA
network card was no longer  configured during boot.  dmesg will report
that a PCMCIA card is present in the slot, but it will not configure it.
After manually ejecting the card and putting it back into the slot the
PCMCIA card is detected, the network magic happens and eth1 is
configured with an IP address (via DHCP). I am required to do this after
every boot such that the network works properly.  The same problem will
occur if I the PC hibernates or is put to sleep.


- IBM ThinkPad R40 (has internal ethernet and is configured properly as
eth0 at boot, but can not be used because it is physically damaged).

- PCMCIA card is a Xircom combo modem and ethernet card.

- ADSL modem connected to eth1 that assigns DHCP

Things I have tried:

- Running "dhcp eth1" after boot

- Turning off acpi in the kernel using boot flags

- Turning on acpi partially (using pci=noacpi)

- reinstalling/removing pcmciautils package

See the attached dmesg output for details.

See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=172687 for a call for help

** Affects: linux-source-2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Medium
         Status: Unconfirmed

PCMCIA does not bring up eth1 during boot

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