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Old 07-07-2005, 01:37 AM   #1
pmw
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PCMCIA card not detected on Toshiba Sat A60


I'm trying to set up my laptop (a Toshiba Satellite A60) for wireless networking (I have a new 2Wire card) but I'm not having any success. Linux doesn't seem to recognise me inserting the wireless card. The card works fine with Windows, and I haven't tried any other PCMCIA card.

I'm running Fedora Core 2, and my PCI bus is a Texas Instruments PCI1410. Can anybody help?

Please note, this is NOT due to wireless drivers not being installed/installed correctly... I've tried all that. It is simply that the card is not detected by the operating system.

Thanks!

Code:
[pmw@laptop ~]$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device cab3 (rev 05)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 340M]
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc EHCI USB Controller (rev 01)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus (rev 18)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4349
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434c
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4342
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP150 AC'97 Audio Controller
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc IXP AC'97 Modem (rev 01)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility 7000 IGP
02:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
02:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)

[root@laptop ~]# /sbin/cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  no product info available

Last edited by pmw; 07-07-2005 at 01:45 AM.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 03:32 AM   #2
fouldsy
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Start off simple - "lsmod | grep pcmcia" to check if you have your PCMCIA modules loaded. If not, try "modprobe pcmcia_core" to load the core PCMCIA modules. If they're loaded, try restarting the PCMCIA services and hotplug services "/etc/init.d/pcmcia restart" + "/etc/init.d/hotplug restart" (at least that's it on Debian systems).
Also, try leaving "tail -f /var/log/messages" running in a console window to see the realtime logs, then plug in your wireless card and see if the system recognises *anything* happening. The Tosh A60 is only a year or so old, so there shouldn't be that much of a problem with it.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 09:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help, Fouldsy.

However, there's no response at all when I plug in and unplug the wireless card. I tried restarting the pcmcia, but I wasn't able to restart "hotplug" - it doesn't seem to be there on Fedora.

Code:
[root@laptop ~]# lsmod | grep pcmcia
pcmcia                 29025  3 orinoco_cs
pcmcia_core            50909  4 yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic,orinoco_cs,pcmcia
Looks like the modules are loaded.
 
  


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