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I have an Orinoco 802.11b Gold PCI Adaptor - with PC Card. This looks like the orinoco pc card that I put in my laptop (which worked without incident by the way), except this is built into an adaptor that plugs into a PCI slot on a desktop computer.
I have been having the nastiest time with this device. I have built a kernel getting pcmcia support from the kernel tree (2.4.26). I have also tried building a kernel and using the pcmcia-cs stuff as stand alone modules. Some people recommend that. I have had no luck either way.
Some one suggested putting "alias eth1 orinoco_pci" in the /etc/modules.conf file. This does no good. Any attempt to insert pcmcia (i82365, yenta_socket) drivers fail with the complaint that there is no such device.
The manufacturer, to their great credit, have directions on a website for installing with linux. They suggest using this in some start up script:
I used this also to no avail.
If anyone out there has any experience with this sort of thing, I would be extremely grateful for some suggestions.