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babagau 02-11-2012 04:04 PM

Ralink wireless PCI card issue with old ECS motherboard
 
Hello, my Ralink wireless card kind of miscommunicates with the motherboard 2004 era ECS-dx+ or sth like that model. Occasionally the internet connection goes really slow and I even get disconnected. The leds stop beeping during those moments. It sure is not a problem of the router since I checked synchronously with a laptop and the laptop doesn't get disconnected. I suspect irq issues. Maybe sometimes there isn't given much processing time to the wireless card to operate. The card is sharing irq 5 with a usb, this is normal I suppose.

Output of lspci -v:
Code:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS645DX Host & Memory & AGP Controller
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
        Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: agpgart-sis
        Kernel modules: sis-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
        Memory behind bridge: ddd00000-dfefffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: bda00000-ddbfffff
        Kernel modules: shpchp

00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 04)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
        Flags: medium devsel
        I/O ports at 0c00 [size=32]
        Kernel modules: i2c-sis96x

00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (prog-if 80 [Master])
        Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 128
        [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
        [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
        [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
        [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
        I/O ports at ff00 [size=16]
        Kernel driver in use: pata_sis

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
        Subsystem: Device a007:1019
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
        I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
        I/O ports at d800 [size=128]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
        Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
        Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
        Memory at dfffd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
        Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
        Memory at dfffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
        Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
        Memory at dffff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller (prog-if 20)
        Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
        Memory at dffdf000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:08.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
        Subsystem: SiteCom Europe BV Device 9074
        Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
        Memory at dfff0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: rt61pci
        Kernel modules: rt61pci

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
        Subsystem: LeadTek Research Inc. Device 2960
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
        Memory at de000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Expansion ROM at dfee0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel modules: nvidiafb

Output of cat /proc/interrupts:
Code:

          CPU0     
  0:    9605478    XT-PIC-XT        timer
  1:      5216    XT-PIC-XT        i8042
  2:          0    XT-PIC-XT        cascade
  3:          1    XT-PIC-XT     
  4:          1    XT-PIC-XT     
  5:      80880    XT-PIC-XT        ohci_hcd:usb4, 0000:00:08.0
  6:          3    XT-PIC-XT        floppy
  8:          0    XT-PIC-XT        rtc0
  9:          0    XT-PIC-XT        acpi
 10:          0    XT-PIC-XT        ohci_hcd:usb3, SiS SI7012
 11:          0    XT-PIC-XT        ehci_hcd:usb1, ohci_hcd:usb2
 12:    307868    XT-PIC-XT        i8042
 14:      19920    XT-PIC-XT        pata_sis
 15:    194304    XT-PIC-XT        pata_sis
NMI:          0  Non-maskable interrupts
LOC:          0  Local timer interrupts
SPU:          0  Spurious interrupts
CNT:          0  Performance counter interrupts
PND:          0  Performance pending work
RES:          0  Rescheduling interrupts
CAL:          0  Function call interrupts
TLB:          0  TLB shootdowns
TRM:          0  Thermal event interrupts
THR:          0  Threshold APIC interrupts
MCE:          0  Machine check exceptions
MCP:        31  Machine check polls
ERR:          0
MIS:          0

I'd like some more expert opinions since I'm stuck, I use puredyne linux, a multimedia distro based on xubuntu. Thank you :-)

babagau 02-22-2012 07:09 PM

kind of a solution
 
The card on my other pc, in the basement that has an Asrock 2004 age mobo behaves properly, so I swapped pc's!


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