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Old 11-17-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
francio
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Problem with pcmcia network card driver


Hi all

I have a problem I hope somone can help.
I can't get my new pcmcia network card Conceptronic CSP100TCL (for which
there are drivers - realtek compatible) to work.

I followed all instructions, I changed modules.conf, I have all the drivers
but upon "/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart" I get this
<quote>PCI: Enabling device 02:00.0 (0000 -> 003)
8139cp: pci dev 02:00.0 (id 10ec:8139 rev10) is not an 8139C+ compatible chip
8139cp: Try the "8139too" driver instead </quote>

So, ok, the driver 8139cp tells me that I should try the 8139too driver.
I have this one too in my HD, I have put it in the directories:
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia
and
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/pcmcia
but I get allways the same message.

Oh, my system:
Laptop Compaq presario 12XL403 redhat9 Kernel 2.4.20-8.

"/sbin/cardctl ident" gives me this:
Socket 0:
product info: "Conceptronic" , "100TCL CardBus 10/100 Ethernet"
manfid: 0x0000, 0x021b
function: 6 (network)

bottom line of "/sbin/lspci" is this:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

Can someone help me please?
Thank's

Francisco
 
Old 11-17-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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perhaps edit your /etc/pcmcia/config file to include lines like these

card "Conceptronic"
manfid "0x0000","0x021b"
bind "8139too"

or whatever name fits your card (mine is wireless, it's bind "orinoco_cs")
 
Old 11-18-2004, 07:12 AM   #3
francio
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Thank's!!
I just solved the problem (since 5 or 10 min ago local time) and I'm replying using my linux laptop! Yeah!!

What I did:
I had added the lines in /etc/pcmcia/config according to what is told in the
install.txt file which came in a CD along with the card
Card "--something-- conceptronic"
manfid 0x0000, 0x021b
bind "realtek_cb"

And added the line "alias rtl8139too eth0" in /etc/modules.conf

Yesterday I changed the name of
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o to
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/8139cp.o
hmm, no success.

Today I changed that line in modules.conf to "alias 8139too eth0"
Then did /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart
and then went to readhat-config-network and activated the device.
Success, and now I'm here!

I will try to change the bind "realtek_cb" to "8139too" or "rtl8139too" or whatever , and see what happens Just for curiosity

Thank's a lot!
Don't know how to properly thank you, I guess the best way is hang out a bit and help whoever I can

regards
Francisco Duarte
 
Old 11-18-2004, 09:26 AM   #4
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Great! That is what started me down the primrose path. The thing about linux people I have discovered is that we are not afraid to "see what happens", nor are we afraid to tweak our system till we have to download a new iso and start over Each time we do, we learn stuff, and sneak in here to share what we have learned!
 
Old 10-11-2006, 02:42 PM   #5
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I also have the Conceptronic 100TCL pcmcia card, but can't get it working under Mandriva 2006.

Have followed the install.txt file and did wat francio has put in. But got errors.. Somehow it can't find the right name for the Card :-s

Can anyone help me further to get it working?
Have got the /etc/pcmcia/config done and the modprobe.conf, because can't find the modules.conf. And did it also with Mandriva System Configuration part, then clicked on install new network.

Nothing happend.
thanks.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 10:09 PM   #6
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Can you go to a console, and then pop in your wireless card, then type dmesg, it should show the name and some useful information about your card in the last couple lines that dmesg prints out for you. Post up those last couple lines that have unknown card in slot type messages, we'll try to sort through them for you.
 
  


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