The NIC SURECOM EP-320X-S 100/10M Ethernet PCI Adapter stopped to be recognized. It uses driver fealnx which seems deleted from 6.2 kernel
Old kernel 6.1.12 works fine with SURECOM EP-320X-S 100/10M Ethernet PCI Adapter
Sorry, it is my first bug report about the kernel. I don't know what else I should provide
Under old kernel 6.1.12 everything works fine:
$ ethtool -i eth1
Under the new kernel 6.2.2 eth1 is absent
The driver had been removed because it had no maintainer and was assumed to be unused.
Can you share more details about your use scenario and deprecation timeline?
Hi, thank you for your answer. The situation I found that bug is very simple. I remotely updated my mother's Archlinux desktop over ssh. And after reboot, it stopped connecting to ethernet. I asked my 69-old mother to show me over the telephone Zoom Network Manager and didn't find the connection. I asked her to do "sudo downgrade linux linux-headers" to the previous kernel and PCI Network Card started to be recognized and system connected to the Internet. That's all. The network card SURECOM EP-320X-S my parents bought in the shop as a brand new card. Now I put packages "linux" and "linux-headers" to the exception for the package manager not to update them. That's all.
Now I asked her to buy another PCI NIC, now on Realtek chipset for allowing me to update her system without the issues.
I have no idea what you mean under "deprecation timeline". Sorry.
(In reply to ZeroBit from comment #2)
> The network card SURECOM EP-320X-S my parents bought
> in the shop as a brand new card.
I think 3 years ago. The previous stopped working and parents bought absolutely the same.
As far as I remember
Sorry for the trouble, I'll restore the driver upstream (it should probably come back around the 6.2.4 release, it's too late for 6.2.3 I reckon).
FWIW by deprecation I meant when you're planning to replace it. It sounds like you already replaced it with a Realtek card, but if you bought this 3 years ago there may be more of such systems out there.
Thank you very much!
I asked my mother to buy another NIC. But she at the moment cannot do it. But I prevent the kernel from updating. I hope to wait until 6.2.4 release without changing the NIC. I am sure there are many cards like this all around the world.