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Old 02-21-2005, 06:45 AM   #1
astroem
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Cardbus trouble on IBM Thinkpad 600


I'm having problems getting my D-Link DWL-G650+ cardbus WLAN card to identify correctly.
When I insert the card I get the following message:
PCI: device 0000:05:00.0 has unknown header type 7f, ignoring.
The card doesn't show up on lspci, but with lspci -H1 it is identified as:
0000:05:00.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54 Mbps Wireless Interface
lspci -H1 -n
0000:05:00.0 0280: 104c:9066
My Thinkpad is the old 600 (non E/X/?) with a PII 266.
I've tried kernels 2.6.8-2-686 (debian), 2.6.10 and 2.6.11-rc4 (kernel.org).
Any ideas on how I convince linux to identify my card correctly so I can install a driver?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 07:15 AM   #2
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It won't identify the card exactly.

But it has identified the chipset used by the card which is all linux needs.

My Netgear WG511T card gets identified as a Atheros something or other because it uses the Atheros chipset and it works prefectly.


Check out htis page in the HCL if you need help setting it up.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...p?product=1125

Last edited by okmyx; 02-21-2005 at 07:16 AM.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
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The problem is that the kernel just ignores the card, so the driver module can't find the hardware.
lspci -H1 forces lspci to use direct access instead of asking the kernel, that's probably why I can see the card there, but that doesn't really help.
 
  


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