b44 error eth0 "device not found" [fedora 6][Dell]
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Looks like a bug in the xen kernel.. do all 4 machines have the xen kernel installed ? or just the two that aren't working..
Funny, I just installed my new inspiron 9400 with FC6 x86_64 and it also
installed the XEN kernel. However, for some reason it could not find the
ethernet device. Then b44 module just reported an error.
Nov 8 19:51:07 localhost kernel: b44.c:v1.01 (Jun 16, 2006)
Nov 8 19:51:07 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ
Nov 8 19:51:07 localhost kernel: b44 0000:03:00.0: No usable DMA configuration, aborting.
Nov 8 19:51:07 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:03:00.0 disabled
Nov 8 19:51:07 localhost kernel: b44: probe of 0000:03:00.0 failed with error -5
After installing a 'normal' kernel the network came up fine (as it did when
installing FC6 over the net)
Looks like the fix for the time being is to install an non Xen enabled kernel..
You shouldn't have to re-install the entire system just to switch the kernel..
In Debian it would be a simple apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.18-686 to add a different kernel.. then reboot and select the new kernel from the grub boot menu. It can't be much harder than that in Fedora using yum, or whatever their package front end is these days..
I tried to install the kernel but it says its already installed, how can I enable the non-xen one? actually there are two kernel directories i686 and i686xen
also, when I do uname -mpi I get i686 i686 i386 (machine, processor, hardware infrastructure)
also, I downloaded the driver from BroadCom trying to compile it and install it, but I get an error saying that it:
/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build could not locate file or directory.
the file actually exist, but when I try to open it it says file not found.
when I try to create it (new), it says file already exist (??)
Now I understand better,
the difference between the two 'connected' PCs and the one failed is that the two working ones don't have xen kernel. that's because I didn't select the Virtualization package during installation.
Still, I don't understand why the driver failed to compile.
Also, could anyone please explain what does that mean:?
i686 i686 i386
Do I have a 64bit processor on a 64bit machine with a 32bit hardware infrastructur ??