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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:26 pm    Post subject: Linksys WPC11 v3 + HP Pavilion ze4145 + genkernel Reply with quote

I'm having issues configuring my laptop to access a wireless network. Keep in mind I'm a complete and utter newbie.

I have no clue the order to undergo to configure my computer to access the network, but here's several steps I've taken:

I'm using genkernel and have pcmcia-cs installed.
I'm using grub as the boot loader. For the kernel I have "pci=biosirq,noacpi".
I'm using a linksys WPC11 v3 802.11b network card.

I have installed linux-wlan-ng 0.2.0-r2
I have a few other tools installed also, but don't recall the package names.

What steps do I take from here?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how far have you gotten? when you boot up do pcmcia services startup, ie do you hear the "beep beep?" if so, try "ifconfig -a" and it should return more than just lo. if you have a builtin ethernet adapter (not wireless) then that's probably eth0. if you see eth1, more than likely that's your wireless card so do "dhcpcd eth1" and that should be that. that's all i had to do after emerging pcmcia-cs and getting the modules.autoload etc going. cheers
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have problems when I boot up with the card in the pcmcia slot, so I typically leave it out until I'm logged in. I have gnome installed and configured to load upon boot. When I have card inserted into the pcmcia slot loading brings the computer to a blue background with a dialog box:

I cannot start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?

Choosing yes displays:

XFree86 Version 4.3.0
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-gss i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 07 December 2003
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Fri Dec 12 19:02:55 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
(EE) xf860OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse
Device or resource busy.
(EE) xf860OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse
Device or resource busy.
(EE) Mouse1: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse1"
No core pointer

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

--

Now I believe that is due to there being a conflict with the embedded touchpad and the wireless network card. I am not sure how to resolve such an issue though. Removing the card and rebooting X server (ctrl+alt+backspace) brings me to the proper GNOME login screen and everything works from there, except the wireless network card which is still not inserted. After logging in, inserting the card causes 2 different toned beeps and the lights on the network card light up. Both the power and the link (keep in mind at the moment I am not within range of any wireless networks to have an active link at the moment).

ifconfig -a shows eq1, eth0, lo, and tap0.
iwconfig shows no extensions for lo, tap0, eth0, and eq1.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jsub12 of #gentoo-laptop suggest I create /etc/pcmcia/hermes.conf:
Code:
device "orinoco_cs"
class "network"
module "hermes", "orinoco", "orinoco_cs"
# LinkSys WPC11
card "Instant Wireless Network PC Card"
manfid 0x0274, 0x1613
bind "orinoco_cs"


since I had the same card as him:
cardctl info:
Code:
PRODID_1="The Linksys Group, Inc."
PRODID_2="Instant Wireless Network PC Card"
PRODID_3="ISL37300P"
PRODID_4="RevA"
MANFID=0274,1613
FUNCID=6


He also suggested that he "put i82365 in /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4" and "then when /etc/init.d/pcmcia runs later in the boot process it brings it right up. you have to edit /etc/conf.d/net also"
Also suggested "if you are having trouble booting. I would get it to boot first. then modprobe i82365. then /etc/init.d/pcmcia start"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case you haven't fixed your problem, you might try to compile your kernel with;
Code:
make menuconfig

Go through menuconfig line by line and read the help files. You may get a better outcome. After you feel comfortable with your selections, do;
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make dep && make clean bzImage modules modules_install

make sure that /boot is mounted.
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cp /boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage.orig

Code:
cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot

You won't break anything by recompiling your kernel.
If your system won't boot and you have an error, simply use your install cd to boot the system and compile the kernel again. Eventually you will get it right and learn a great deal about the linux kernel in the process.
Also, the live cd can be used to boot your system.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
root@laptop mizery # make menuconfig
make: *** No rule to make target 'menuconfig'. Stop.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mizery de aria wrote:
Code:
root@laptop mizery # make menuconfig
make: *** No rule to make target 'menuconfig'. Stop.


Your PS1 up there makes it look like you're in a directory named mizery. To make menuconfig, you must be in the kernel source directory.
Code:
rob@dell rob $ cd /usr/src/linux
rob@dell linux $ make menuconfig
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recompiled the kernel with:
Network device support -> Wireless LAN (non-hamradio):
<*> Hermes chipset 802.11b support (Orinoco/Prism2/Symbol)

I just noticed in the kernel config something that may be key to getting this to work that I missed.

General setup -> PCMCIA/CardBus support:
< > PCMCIA/CardBus support

I just included it:
<*> PCMCIA/CardBus support

I was also advised to disable the following:

Network Device Support / Ethernet (10 or 100mbit)
[*] Pocket and portable adapters

which I did

[ ] Pocket and portable adapters
and then it expanded and I selected:

[*] CardBus support

I recompiled and this seems like an error:

Code:
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.22_pre2-gss/pcmcia/i82365.o
depmod:               pci_irq_mask
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.22_pre2-gss/pcmcia/tcic.o
depmod:               pci_irq_mask


How can I determine if my wireless network card is functioning properly and ready to access a wireless network without having access to a wireless network?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:55 am    Post subject: HP4145 w/ Orinoco Gold Reply with quote

I had wireless working in 2.4 without any problems. I am aware that PCMCIA has totally changed in the new 2.6 kernel. Installing PCMCIA-CS only installs drivers because the module needs to be compiled into the kernel. I was able to get PCMCIA to run, but I have been having a hell of a time getting the Orinoco drivers to work. I downloaded the drivers and tried compiling them into the kernel with no luck. Once I plugged into my PCMCIA card, the whole OS just FROZE. Installing the Hermes chipset as a module in the kernel produces the same results. This laptop is a major pain to get working ;)

Anyone have better luck?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this moment disregard my current status/issues as disgussed above. I still haven't properly configured my wireless network card, so I'm still in need of assistance, but, my current status is that nothing happens when I insert my Linksys WPC11 v3 PCMCIA wireless network card.

I'm using the 2.6.0 kernel and have included nearly every option I think necessary for PCMCIA/network card. The power light doesn't even turn on on the card when inserted. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Booting with the Gentoo LiveCD using "gentoo dopcmcia"

Code:
 *  PCMCIA enabled via cmdline...
 * Starting pcmcia...
cardmgr[781]: watching 1 sockets

Code:
 * Network device  eth0 detected, DHCP broadcasting for IP....




Now keep in mind I am trying to configure my card without having access to a wireless network to connect to. I can try configuring it with one to connect to, but then I won't have an active Internet connection to install anything if needed in the process of configuring the wireless network card.

Also note that eth0 is my wired connection, not a wireless connection.

cardctl ident
Code:
Socket 0:
  product info: "The Linksys Group, Inc.", "Instant Wireless Network PC Card", "ISL37300P", "RevA"
  manfid 0x0274, 0x1613
  function: 6 (network)


iwconfig
Code:
wlan0     IEEE 802.11-b  ESSID:""
          Mode:Auto  Channel:0  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
          Bit Rate:2Mb/s   Tx-Power: 2346 dBm
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality:0/92  Signal level:-69 dBm  Noise level:-90 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0


Okay, so I guess without a wireless network to connect to, "iwconfig" should display wlan0, which when booting from my system, it doesn't because it's not configured properly.

lsmod
Code:
Module        Size  Used by    Tainted: GF
natsemi      15168   1
prism2_cs    61536   0  (unused)
p80211       16332   1  [prism2_cs]
floppy       47004   0  (autoclean)
serial       48932   0  (autoclean)
isa-pnp      28100   0  (autoclean) [serial]
cloop         5520
usb-storage  59372
hid          12564   0  (unused)
usb-ohci     17248   0  (unused)
usbcore      55712   1  [usb-storage hid usb-ohci]
ide-cs        4184   0  (unused)
ds            7188   1  [prism2_cs ide-cs]
i82365       41108   1
pcmcia_core  44032   0  [prism2_cs ide-cs ds i82365]


I modifed the 2.6.0 kernel config to include as a module
Code:
Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA) --->
  Support for hot-pluggable devices
    PCMCIA/CardBus support --->
      i82365 compatible bridge support

CardBus yenta-compatible bridge support is also selected as a module. Should I remove that?

Code:
root@laptop mizery # modprobe i82365
FATAL: Error inserting i82365 (/lib/modules/2.6.0/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/i82365.ko): No such device


Also, where can I find the p80211 module? Where in the kernel config is it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: mizery... Reply with quote

I have the same laptop and you seem to be able to get PCMCIA up without it locking the entire machine. Can you send me a copy of your .config for kernel 2.6.0? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the following portions of the 2.6.0 kernel config ( /usr/src/linux/make menuconfig ) all pertain to my configuration of my Linksys WPC11 v3.0 802.11b wireless network card. Do they seem like they're configured correctly? Because with this configuration, my system doesn't detect the network card. What else do I need to do or what do I need to change? Also, if I missed any portions of the config that may relate to my PCMCIA card, please notify me and I'll update this post with my config options.
Code:

Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA) --->
  [*] Support for hot-pluggable devices
    <M> PCMCIA/CardBus support --->
      <M>  CardBus yenta-compatible bridge support
      < > i82092 compatible bridge support
      <M> i82365 compatible bridge support
      < > Databook TCIC host bridge support
Device Drivers --->
  [*] Networking support --->
    [*] Network device support
      [*] Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) --->
        --- Wireless 802.11 Frequency Hopping cards support
        < > Aviator/Raytheon 2.4MHz wireless support
        --- Wireless 802.11b ISA/PCI cards support
        < > Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 ISA and PCI cards
        <M> Hermes chipset 802.11b support (Orinoco/Prism2/Symbol)
          < > Hermes in PLX9052 based PCI adaptor support (Netgear MA301 etc.) (EXPERIMENTAL)
          < > Hermes in TMD7160 based PCI adaptor support (EXPERIMENTAL)
          < > Prism 2.5 PCI 802.11b adaptor support (EXPERIMENTAL)
        --- Wireless 802.11b Pcmcia/Cardbus cards support
        <M> Hermes PCMCIA card support
        < > Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 PCMCIA cards
        < > Atmel at76c502/at76c504 PCMCIA cards
        < > Planet WL3501 PCMCIA cards
      [*] PCMCIA network device support --->
        < > 3Com 3c589 PCMCIA support
        < > 3Com 3c574 PCMCIA support
        < > Fujitsu FMV-J18x PCMCIA support
        < > NE2000 compatible PCMCIA support
        < > New Media PCMCIA support
        < > SMC 91Cxx PCMCIA support
        < > Xircom 16-bit PCMCIA support
        < > Asix AX88190 PCMCIA support


Keep in mind, I needed this configured as of 24 hours ago. I am urgently in need of configuring this properly ASAP. Any help is greatly appreciated...no, really...it is...

Also...

"modprobe i82365" results in "FATAL: Error inserting i82365 (/lib/modules/2.6.0/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/i82365.ko): No such device" Any ideas why?

Is there a way I can boot from the livecd (which allows me to get my wireless network card to function properly booting with "gentoo dopcmcia") and then somehow configure into my laptop the setting needs to be able to detect the network card when I boot without the livecd?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asking for assistance yet again on IRC I was directed to http://members.iinet.net.au/~mtriggs/wireless.html

I reconfigured my kernel config as stated in the guide and successfully executed
Code:
modprobe orinoco_cs


The next step is where I had problems:
Code:
iwconfig eth1 mode ad-hoc nick "" essid "matc" channel 6


eth0 is my wired network card, so I'd assume that my wireless would be eth1 or wlan0. I tried the above command with wlan0 also and got the following response both times:
Code:
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device eth1/wlan0 ; No such device.


Any ideas on how to get such a device?

It won't last long, but here is my dmesg: http://www.pastebin.org/index.php?page=show&id=6767&key=y61ylzvqsp
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, an update on my kernel configuration:

Code:

Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA) --->
  [*] Support for hot-pluggable devices
    <M> PCMCIA/CardBus support --->
      <M>  CardBus yenta-compatible bridge support
      < > i82092 compatible bridge support
      <M> i82365 compatible bridge support
      < > Databook TCIC host bridge support
Device Drivers --->
  [*] Networking support --->
    [*] Network device support
      [*] Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) --->
        --- Wireless 802.11 Frequency Hopping cards support
        < > Aviator/Raytheon 2.4MHz wireless support
        --- Wireless 802.11b ISA/PCI cards support
        < > Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 ISA and PCI cards
        <M> Hermes chipset 802.11b support (Orinoco/Prism2/Symbol)
          <M> Hermes in PLX9052 based PCI adaptor support (Netgear MA301 etc.) (EXPERIMENTAL)
          < > Hermes in TMD7160 based PCI adaptor support (EXPERIMENTAL)
          <M> Prism 2.5 PCI 802.11b adaptor support (EXPERIMENTAL)
        --- Wireless 802.11b Pcmcia/Cardbus cards support
        <M> Hermes PCMCIA card support
        < > Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 PCMCIA cards
        < > Atmel at76c502/at76c504 PCMCIA cards
        < > Planet WL3501 PCMCIA cards
      [*] PCMCIA network device support --->
        < > 3Com 3c589 PCMCIA support
        < > 3Com 3c574 PCMCIA support
        < > Fujitsu FMV-J18x PCMCIA support
        < > NE2000 compatible PCMCIA support
        < > New Media PCMCIA support
        < > SMC 91Cxx PCMCIA support
        < > Xircom 16-bit PCMCIA support
        < > Asix AX88190 PCMCIA support


I believe my problem is something in regards to cardmgr because everytime I execute "cardmgr" or "cardmgr -f" the system stops responding, but only if the linksys pcmcia card is inserted. If it's not in, I get the response "cardmgr[4034]: watching 1 sockets"

From my boot sequence:
Code:
* Starting pcmcia...
cardmgr[2942]: no sockets found!
* cardmgr failed to start.  Make sure that you have PCMCIA
* modules built or support compiled into the kernel [ !! ]


I tried booting my computer without the card inserted and logged in as root. I then executed "cardmgr" which stated
Code:
cardmgr[4003]: watching 1 sockets
then I inserted the card and after a couple seconds the system stopped responding.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if this makes a difference, but I had the package linux-wlan-ng installed prior to installing the 2.6.0 kernel. Is this necessary to have or can I uninstall it completely? If needed, I had a problem reemerging it. Do I need it or should I not have it even?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:44 pm    Post subject: locking up Reply with quote

I am experiencing the same problems where if I have the card plugged in, when PCMCIA initializes, that whole laptop just FREEZES immediately. I have wlan-linux-ng installed as well. Does uninstalling help any? I am going to unmerge it and see. I will let you know of my findings.

Mizery.. I've also been waiting for a while to get this up and running. Right now I've just been using the 10/100 card, but I would really like to get the wireless up and running as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge pcmcia-cs


I installed pcmcia-cs-3.2.5 prior to the following, but I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the following working properly. Try it with 3.2.4 and see if the version is irrelevant.

I just "/etc/init.d/pcmcia zap"ed and then "/etc/init.d/pcmcia start"ed and FINALLY "cardctl ident" identifies my Linksys WPC11 v3 802.11b wireless network card.

The following is performed directly after a reboot.
Code:
root@laptop mizery # cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  no product info available
root@laptop mizery # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
yenta_socket           14336  -
ds                     10464  -
pcmcia_core            59168  -
root@laptop mizery # /etc/init.d/pcmcia status
 * status:  started
root@laptop mizery # /etc/init.d/pcmcia stop
 * WARNING:  you are stopping a boot service.
 * Stopping pcmcia...                                                     [ !! ]
root@laptop mizery # /etc/init.d/pcmcia zap
 * Manually resetting pcmcia to stopped state.
root@laptop mizery # /etc/init.d/pcmcia status
 * status:  stopped
root@laptop mizery # /etc/init.d/pcmcia start
 * Starting pcmcia...
cardmgr[4243]: watching 1 socket                                          [ ok ]root@laptop mizery # cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "The Linksys Group, Inc.", "Instant Wireless Network PC Card", "ISL37300P", "RevA"
  manfid: 0x0274, 0x1613
  function: 6 (network)


Now I just need to figure out what to do from here. I.E. how to have pcmcia started at a time that will allow it to function. It's seemingly being started too early. What file do I modify for this?

Also, after pcmcia is started, what then?

Code:
root@laptop mizery # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:9F:29:F0:B4
          inet addr:192.168.1.102  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:288 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:262 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:314561 (307.1 Kb)  TX bytes:63616 (62.1 Kb)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1000
 
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:126 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:126 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:7024 (6.8 Kb)  TX bytes:7024 (6.8 Kb)
 
root@laptop mizery # ifconfig wlan0
wlan0: error fetching interface information: Device not found
root@laptop mizery # ifconfig wlan1
wlan1: error fetching interface information: Device not found


Code:
root@laptop mizery # iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.
 
lo        no wireless extensions.
 
root@laptop mizery # iwconfig eth0
eth0      no wireless extensions.
 
root@laptop mizery # iwconfig eth1
eth1      No such device
 
root@laptop mizery # iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     No such device


Code:
root@laptop mizery # dhcpcd wlan0
root@laptop mizery # iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.
 
lo        no wireless extensions.
 
root@laptop mizery # iwconfig wlan0 (many comments removed)
wlan0     No such device


Here's my /etc/conf.d/wlan.conf file:
Code:
#! /bin/sh
# Wireless LAN adapter configuration
WLAN_DEVICES="wlan0"
ChannelList="01:02:03:04:05:06:07:08:09:0a:0b:00:00:00"
ChannelMinTime=200
ChannelMaxTime=250
WLAN_SCAN=n

SSID_wlan0=""
ENABLE_wlan0=y
#SSID_wlan1=""
#ENABLE_wlan1=n
#SSID_wlan2=""
#ENABLE_wlan2=n

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure what I did now, but whenever pcmcia starts with the pcmcia card inserted, or whenever I insert the pcmcia card after pcmcia is started, my system hangs immediately. I have pcmcia-cs 3.2.5 installed.

I also typed "rc-update del pcmcia" and "rc-update add pcmcia default" so that "cardctl ident" works properly without my having to restart pcmcia.

Here's what happens when I boot with the card inserted.

Code:
 * Starting USB and PCI hotplugging... [ ok ]
 * Starting pcmcia...
cardmgr[3440]: watching 1 socket
cardmgr[3440]: starting, version is 3.2.5
cardmgr[3440]: socket 0: Instant Wireless Network PC Card
cardmgr[3440]: executing 'modprobe hermes'
cardmgr[3440]: executing: 'modprobe orinoco'
cardmgr[3440]: executing: 'modprobe orinoco_cs'


Then the system hangs.

Another update on my 2.6.0 kernel configuration:

Code:

Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA) --->
  [*] Support for hot-pluggable devices
    <M> PCMCIA/CardBus support --->
      <M>  CardBus yenta-compatible bridge support
      < > i82092 compatible bridge support
      < > i82365 compatible bridge support
      < > Databook TCIC host bridge support
    < > Support for PCI Hotplug (EXPERIMENTAL)
Device Drivers --->
  [*] Networking support --->
    [*] Network device support
      [*] Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) --->
        --- Wireless 802.11 Frequency Hopping cards support
        < > Aviator/Raytheon 2.4MHz wireless support
        --- Wireless 802.11b ISA/PCI cards support
        < > Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 ISA and PCI cards
        <M> Hermes chipset 802.11b support (Orinoco/Prism2/Symbol)
          <M> Hermes in PLX9052 based PCI adaptor support (Netgear MA301 etc.) (EXPERIMENTAL)
          < > Hermes in TMD7160 based PCI adaptor support (EXPERIMENTAL)
          <M> Prism 2.5 PCI 802.11b adaptor support (EXPERIMENTAL)
        --- Wireless 802.11b Pcmcia/Cardbus cards support
        <M> Hermes PCMCIA card support
        < > Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 PCMCIA cards
        < > Atmel at76c502/at76c504 PCMCIA cards
        < > Planet WL3501 PCMCIA cards
      [*] PCMCIA network device support --->
        < > 3Com 3c589 PCMCIA support
        < > 3Com 3c574 PCMCIA support
        < > Fujitsu FMV-J18x PCMCIA support
        < > NE2000 compatible PCMCIA support
        < > New Media PCMCIA support
        < > SMC 91Cxx PCMCIA support
        < > Xircom 16-bit PCMCIA support
        < > Asix AX88190 PCMCIA support


--added: I typed "rc-update del pcmcia" and "rc-update add pcmcia boot" to resolve the system from stalling each time I insert the card. The card doesn't stall anymore, but "cardctl ident" doesn't display the card. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone happen to have the same wireless card configured properly with a 2.6.* kernel?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I followed the first post at https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=99753 to resolve the issue of my system freezing. It had to do either with shared ports or memory in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts

Now on to the next step. Where do I go from here?

"iwconfig" shows no wireless extensions
"iwconfig wlan0" shows no such device.
"ifconfig -a" only shows eth0 and lo, eth0 being my internal natsemi network card.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mizery,

Do you keep getting the error ?

/sbin/runscript.sh: line 526: 3718 Segmentation fault /sbin/modprobe ds
* Starting pcmcia...
cardmgr[3719]: watching 1 socket [ ok ]

I cant seem to find a good memory location as well.

- Jeff
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get a problem modprobing ds.

I have been debugging the range of memory to include in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts over the last week. I've been busy to take too much time all at once, so I haven't finished picking out the ranges that cause my system to freeze. Once I resolve that issue, I'll post to https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=99753 with my results. Then I'll come back here and hopefully be able to continue with getting wireless network access.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm stupid.
I'm using a Linksys WPC11 v3.0 802.11b PCMCIA wireless network card.
I'm using the 2.6.3 kernel (mm-sources) -- but I'm sure the following will work with any 2.6.* kernel.

I restored my /etc/pcmcia/config.opts ports/memory ranges to the following:
Code:
#include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x800-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
#include port 0x100-0x16f, port 0x800-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcf7
 include port 0x100-0x16f,                   port 0xc00-0xcf7
#include memory 0xc0000-0xfffff
 include memory 0xd0000-0xdffff

 include memory 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff, memory 0x60000000-0x60ffffff

# High port numbers do not always work...
# include port 0x1000-0x17ff

# Extra port range for IBM Token Ring
include port 0xa00-0xaff


Yep, I had no need to go through what I was going through before. It was completely unnecessary because....

in my kernel config I had:
Code:
Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA)
  <M> PCMCIA/CardBus support
    <M> CardBus yenta-compatible bridge support
Device Drivers
  Networking support
    Networking device support
      [*] PCMCIA network device support


That final item "PCMCAI network device support" was the culprit. I wasn't supposed to have that since I already had PCMCIA-CS installed. I had PCMCIA-CS 3.2.5 installed, but I upgraded to 3.2.7 now. I recompiled excluding PCMCIA network device support (in the kernel) and now "/etc/init.d/pcmcia start" loads properly and "cardctl ident" identifies my card correctly. Yey!!! After nearly two months, I'm back on track.
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