[driverloader] eth0 disabled after start up (Suse 9, DWL-G650+)

Jochen Staerk jstaerk at usegroup.de
Tue Apr 13 12:32:37 EDT 2004


Driverloader is great, except I have to eject and re-insert my D-Link 
DWL-G650+ whenever I booted or re-booted my laptop.

Symtoms are as follows: after booting (see for my dmesg-log and for the output of my lsmod-command) 
ifconfig will not show eth0 ( as you 
can see I have vmWare installed) and iwconfig 
( will contain a wireless card, but 
no connection. dmesg says it's disconnected. The "Act"-LED does not 
blink, but the "Link"-LED is on.

When I eject and insert the card again, I'll see the following dmesg 
( and lsmod 
( As you can see, there is now 
a "eth0: New link status: Connected (0001)", the brigde actually starts 
and Act blinks when data is transferred.

I've been having this for some months, so I know it's not limited to my 
current 2.4.21-199-default kernel but the 2.4.21s that I used before 
upgrading to this kernel are affected as well.

Does anybody have an idea or a similar problem?

mit freundlichen Grüßen
Jochen Stärk

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