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Old 08-17-2003, 06:53 AM   #1
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Question Edimax Carcbus CIS problem


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A) My Problem
B) My System
C) Symptoms
D) Program Outputs
E) Syslog
F) Configuration
G) What I tried


A) My Problem

I try to run an Edimax cardbus fast ethernet card with David Hinds pcmcia package.
It is not listed in /etc/pcmcia/config and 'cardctl ident' returns no usable values (see below).
What can I do to make it run?


B) My System

Debian 3.0 r1 stable ("Woody")
2.4.18-bf2.4 kernel
pcmcia-cs_3.2.2-1.1_i386.deb installed

Siemens Nixdorf Scenic Mobile 710 Laptop (P 166, 64 MB RAM)
Cirrus CL-PD 6832 cardbus controller

Edimax EP-4103 DL cardbus fast ethernet card
(which uses a Realtek 8139 chip)


C) Symptoms

I had to remove all lines concerning memory ranges from /etc/pcmcia/config.opts except 'include memory 0xc0000-0xfffff'. Otherwise the system freezes when the card is inserted. (When I unplug the card there are beeps - middle, low, high.)

With the changes to config.opts I get a very short and low crack and the line 'cs: cb_alloc(bus 1):vendor 0x10ec, device 0x8139' when I insert the card.

When I remove the card I get one high beep and the line 'cs:cb_free(bus 1)'.


D) Program Outputs (with card inserted to Slot 0, in alphabetical order)

'cardctl config'
Socket 0:
Vcc 3.3V Vpp1 3.3V Vpp2 3.3V
interface type is "cardbus"
function 0:

'cardctl ident'
Socket 0:
no product info available
PCI id: 0x10ec, 0x8139

'cardctl status'
Socket 0:
3.3V CardBus card
function 0: [ready]

'cat /proc/pci' (excerpt)
Bus 0, device 20, function 0:
CardBus bridge: Cirrus Logic PD 6832 (rev 193).
IRQ 9.
Master capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=192. Max Lat=4.
Non-prefetchable 32bit memory at 0xfedfb000 [0xfedfbffff]

Socket 0:
no CIS present

bash: dump_cardbus: command not found


'lspci -v'
pcilib: Cannot open /proc/bus/pci/01/00.0
lspci: Unable to read 64 bytes of configuration space.

(without the card it reads
00:14.0 Card Bus bridge: Cirrus Logic PD 6832 (rev c1)
Flags: bu master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
Memory at fedfb000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4k]
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=04, sec-latency=176
I/O window 0: 00000000-00000003
I/O window 1: 00000000-00000003
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001


E) Syslog


Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.33
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: kernel build: 2.4.18-bf2.4 unknown
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: ds: no socket drivers loaded!
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: unloading PCMCIA Card Services
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.33
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: kernel build: 2.4.18-bf2.4 unknown
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: Intel ISA/PCI/CardBus PCIC probe:
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: Cirrus PD6832 rev c1 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:14, mem 0xfedfb000
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: host opts [0]: [ring] [0/7/4] [3/17/4] [pci irq 9] [lat 64/176] [bus 1/4]
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: host opts [1]: [ring] [0/7/4] [3/17/4] [pci irq 9] [lat 64/176] [bus 5/8]
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida kernel: ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,5,7 PCI status changes
Aug 16 13:41:04 kida cardmgr[182]: starting, version is 3.1.33
Aug 16 13:41:05 kida cardmgr[182]: watching 2 sockets


F) What I tried

1) The card ran perfectly under WinXP on the same machine. There it was not identified as an Edimax, but as a Realtek 8139 family card.
The card configuration in system control read (translated from German):

'Realtek RTL8139-Family-PCI-Fast Ethernet-NIC'
Type: Network adapter
Producer: Realtek
Location: PCI-Bus 1, Device 0, Function 0

I/O Range FF00-FFFF
IRQ 09

'Cirrus Logic PD6832 Cardbus-controller'
Type: PCMCIA adapter
Producer: Cirrus Logic
Location: PCI-Bus 0, Device 20, Function 0
Memory Range FEDFB000-FEDFBFFF
Memory Range FFEFF000-FFEFFFFF
Memory Range F9000000-FCFFFFFF
I/O Range FF00-FFFF
I/O Range FE00-FEFF
IRQ 09
Memory Range 000DB000-000DBFFF

2) Under SuSE 8.1 with PCMCIA_PCIC="external" the card was at least recognized by YaST2, but I couldn't get it run.

Section PCI:
Card Type: CardBus
Bus: PCI
mem 0xc8000
active: Yes
start: 819200
Rev: 16
active: No
modpobe: Yes
modules modprobe 8139too

active: No
modprobe: No
modules modprobe mii
modprobe 8139too
bus_id: 1
hotplug: cardbus

3) When I insert my ELSA Microlink 28.8 MC PCMCIA Modem card when running Debian I get:

2 high beeps.

cs: warning: no high memory space available!
cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: excluding 0xdc000-0xdffff
cs: memory probe 0x0c0000-0x0cffff: excluding 0xc0000-0xcbfff
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x200-0x207 0x220-0x22f 0x330-0x337 0x370-0x37f 0x388-0x38f 0x398-0x39f 0x3c0-0x3df 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0208-0x021f: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0238-0x032f: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0338-0x036f: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0390-0x0387: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x03a0-0x0397: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x03e0-0x03bf: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0308-0x04cf: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x04d8-0x04ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean.
ttyS02 at port 0x03e8 (irq=3) is a 16550A

4) loading kernel module 'pcnet_cs' or 'cb_enabler'

5) /etc/default/pcmcia:
adding 'cis_speed=500' or 'cis_speed=900'
adding 'wakeup=1'


G) Kernel Configuration

/boot/config-2.4.18-bf2.4 (no changes made!)

(default values are


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