Re: Dec Tulip LAN card, ne2000 and 2.0.31-3

Leonard N. Zubkoff (
Tue, 5 Aug 1997 20:19:18 -0700

From: William Perkins <>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 20:13:49 -0400 (EDT)

I am having a small problem with 2.0.30-3 on a Pentium system...
I have a ne2000 clone card set up as eth1 and a Dec Tulip LAN card
set up as eth0. The Tulip card has never been used. My network is
all 10base-2. However, it is configured into the kernel and the
network for future use.

When I started using 2.0.31-3, the ne2000 card stopped being
recognized by the kernel at boot time. Both LAN card drivers are
compiled as part of the kernel, not as modules. If I back down to
the 2.0.30-2 kernel, or compile the 2.0.30-3 kernel without the
Dec Tulip driver, the ne2000 card works just fine.

Any ideas?


Yeah. I already sent a patch to Linus. I've given up trying to get this in
Becker's sources...

--- tulip.c~ Tue Aug 5 08:51:15 1997
+++ tulip.c Tue Aug 5 08:51:44 1997
@@ -500,7 +500,7 @@
#if defined (MODULE)
return cards_found;
- return 0;
+ return (cards_found > 0 ? 0 : -ENODEV);