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Old 12-21-2003, 08:54 AM   #1
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PCMCIA ISA Bridge Issues


How can I tell if my PCMCIA ISA adapter is working? I'm trying to install my wireless card and having problems. So I thought I'd jump back and see if the hardware is even being detected. Problem is, I don't know how to do that. Help please!
 
Old 12-21-2003, 02:05 PM   #2
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/var/log/messages is a good place to start; it usually shows all hardware detected when you boot up, as well as any things like USB devices that are connected later on.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:58 PM   #3
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I looked in the messages log, and the only thing i could find for isa was :

isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug and Play device found
Starting PCMCIA services
....
Serial driver version ...ISAPNP enabled
ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
/lib/modules/2.4.20.8/kernal/drivers/pcmcia/i82365.o failed

I'm assuming that the ISA adapter for the PCMCIA card is still not working properly. Am I correct?
 
Old 12-21-2003, 09:03 PM   #4
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It looks that way... in fact, it looks like it's trying to load the module i82365.o, which may not be the correct one for your card. It does seem to be detecting it, though.

Something else I just thought of: see if you have /proc/bus/pci/devices, or /proc/bus/isa/devices, or something similar; those are text files (sort of) that list what kind of hardware your kernel thinks you have. Try googling around for the vendor numbers or other information you may get from that, along with the name/model of your wireless card, and see if you can determine what module is appropriate for your card. With luck, it'll be a module that is already installed with your kernel, and you can just load it with 'insmod' or 'modprobe'; if not, you may end up needing to recompile the kernel to get the right module.

Sorry I can't be of more help! Haven't done much with PCMCIA stuff.

Oh yeah, also, I know that there is a separate package of modules called pcmcia_cs which you may need to install. It handles a lot of PCMCIA stuff that the kernel doesn't. Have a look at their supported cards to see if yours is in there.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 02:42 PM   #5
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I removed the /pcmcia directory from kernal modules and installed pcmcia_cs. This solved the problem. Now i just need to get the wireless config straightened out and I'll be a happy camper. Thanks!
 
  


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