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pioter 01-08-2004 05:15 PM

2.6.0 kernel, Wifi [prism 2] and slackware 9.1
 
I recently bought IBM t40 laptop, and EnGenius NL-2511CD Plus wifi b card with prism2 chipset. Was anyone successful in getting this kind of wifi card to work on slackware?

Vincent_Vega 01-16-2004 12:23 PM

not with 2.6.0. As of right now, on an Inspiron 4000 and Slack 9.1, I can't get the pcmcia slots to even start. No sign of life! I'm working on it though...

pioter 01-18-2004 12:47 PM

I got mine to work after hours of experimenting and pain, I used 2.6.1 thou. But so far everything works perfect, acpi is working sleep feature is working too, centrino speedstep works too. It you wan't I'll email u my kernel config so you can see how my pcmcia is configured.

Kraa26 02-03-2004 03:06 PM

I also have not been able to get my PCMCIA wifi card to work. I am using slack9.0..

Any pointers would help.. I have tried various things and still come up empty... I cheating now by using a wireless adapter that lets me connect to hardline but changes it to wifi aftwards.

Kraa26 02-03-2004 10:40 PM

The 2.6.1 kernel did in fact solve my pcmcia problem with my wifi.. but.. now I can not use my USB optical mouse.. working on that one still.

pioter 02-04-2004 01:07 PM

While you're at it you can try out 2.6.2 which was released today.

finegan 02-04-2004 02:36 PM

When I went for a 2.6 kernel on Slack 9.1, actually it was I think the last of the 2.5's, I had to hand probe all the pcmcia modules and then fire up cardmgr myself. When Patrick called 9.1 kernel 2.6 ready, I don't think he meant pcmcia... a hand recompile will probably do the trick. When I "emerged" 2.6 on my gentoo laptop, it did a recompile of pcmcia-cs, so there must be some 2.6 oriented kernel flags that weren't there in the default Slack 9.1 pcmcia-cs Makefile.

Cheers,

Finegan


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