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Old 08-30-2003, 04:55 PM   #1
jtobias
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Linux -Sony Laptap Vaio (PCG-GRZ630) with FireWire(1394) and wireless 802.11g


Hi To all:

I am John Tobias, new in this mailing list and I am using vaio laptop and asking for help regarding with that laptap.
I am just wondering if there's anyone successfully integrated the firewire(1394) in RH9.0 2.4.x kernel?
Can you give me some information please.

Also, I am using wireless card in my PCMCIA (Belkin 802.11g or the BroadCom). The RH9.0 detected the card because when I execute the "xcardinfo" detects the information of the cardbus.
also, when I ejected or inserted the card the system beep notifying the card is detected. So, I would like to know what other software/issue should I do in order my wireless internet work and my firewire port.


Thank you,

John Tobias
 
Old 08-31-2003, 08:29 PM   #2
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Firewire works well in the kernel, has for ages... Sony Looooooves to put proprietary and goopy chipsets in the Viao, that don't work with the kernel. What's the output of /sbin/lspci?

The Broadcom pcmcia card is a loss, Broadcom refused to release any chipset info, so... no one can code a driver. As far as I know... all Belkin 802.11g products are just more Broadcom kit, but you have two cards... er, what's the output of:

/sbin/cardctl ident

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 08-31-2003, 11:53 PM   #3
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Athough, the firewire detected in my system but loading the module for the firewire is the problem stating the message below.

ohci1394: Failed to allocate shared interrupt 0

Here's what I got in "lspci"

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #3) (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
02:05.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a8)
02:05.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a8)
02:05.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 42)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4320 (rev 02)

and "cardctl ident"

Socket 0:
product info: "Broadcom", "802.11g CardBus", "4.5"
manfid: 0x02d0, 0x0417
function: 6 (network)
Socket 1:
no product info available

then in my "Syslog"

PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/248c] at 00:1f.0
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin B of device 00:1f.6. Please try using pci=biosirq.
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:1d.0
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x1800, IRQ 9
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:1d.1
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x1820, IRQ 9
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin C of device 00:1d.2. Please try using pci=biosirq.
usb-uhci.c: found UHCI device with no IRQ assigned. check BIOS settings!
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin C of device 02:05.2. Please try using pci=biosirq.

I got 3 addresses with no IRQ, I tried to append pci=biosirq in the kernel but still doesn't work.

Thanks,

Jtobias
 
Old 09-01-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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The IRQ issues are acpi, the Viao seems to be an acpi only machine... Viaos and Toshibas just seem to have gotten fully supported acpi around 2.4.22, it might take a recompile, and definately fire up acpid.

The g card, what can I say... its Broadcom, same annoying card that a bunch of people are stuck with. Maybe there will be support for it one day, but from how Broadcom is behaving, I largely doubt it.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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