[CentOS] Sun quad fast ethernet: Failed to allocate mem resource

Louis Lagendijk louis at lagendijk.xs4all.nl
Mon Mar 27 20:17:36 UTC 2006

Hello all,
I have this nice Sun quad fast ethernet card that I would like to use in
my Centos server. I have used it in the past on my old server without
When I insert it in my new server (Epox 8k3a AMD mobo, XP1800 processor)
I get the following messages in dmesg:

ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:00.1[B] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
sunhme.c:v2.02 24/Aug/2003 David S. Miller (davem at redhat.com)
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
eth0-3: Quattro HME (PCI/CheerIO) 10/100baseT Ethernet DEC 21153 PCI
eth0: Quattro HME slot 0 (PCI/CheerIO) 10/100baseT Ethernet
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:01.1[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource #6:1000000 at e3000000 for
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth1
eth1: Quattro HME slot 1 (PCI/CheerIO) 10/100baseT Ethernet
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:02.1[B] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource #6:1000000 at e3000000 for
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth2
eth2: Quattro HME slot 2 (PCI/CheerIO) 10/100baseT Ethernet
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:03.1[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource #6:1000000 at e3000000 for
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth3
eth3: Quattro HME slot 3 (PCI/CheerIO) 10/100baseT Ethernet

the MAC address for eth0 is correct, the other mac-adressess appear to
be random. 
I have been googling around, but have not been able to find a solution.
Does anybody hee have an idea what the problem migt be, or how to tackle
the problem?

for the record: I am running the 2.6.9-34.EL kernel, but had the problem
with older kernels as well.

As the card worked under Centos 4 on my Asus K7M mobo, it looks as a
mobo or bios problem, but I am not sure.
Any help is very much appreciated.

kind regards, Louis
Louis Lagendijk <louis at lagendijk.xs4all.nl>

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