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Old 03-18-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
elconde
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What kernel options should I choose for a pcmcia wireless ethernet card to work?


Hello all,

I just got a 3com Airconnect PCMCIA wireless ethernet card. When I compile pcmcia-cs-3.2.7 it says:

Code:
 
** Your kernel is configured with PCMCIA driver support.  Therefore,
** 'make all' will compile the PCMCIA utilities but not the drivers.
** See README-2.4 if this is not what you intended!
I don't know what I intended. All I know is that when starting up the pcmcia script I get the following message in the daemon log:

Code:
watching 2 sockets
socket 1: 3Com AirConnect
executing: 'modprobe hermes 2>&1'
+ modprobe: Can't locate module hermes
modprobe exited with status 255
module /lib/modules/2.4.22/pcmcia/hermes.o not available
executing: 'modprobe orinoco 2>&1'
+ modprobe: Can't locate module orinoco
modprobe exited with status 255
module /lib/modules/2.4.22/pcmcia/orinoco.o not available
executing: 'modprobe orinoco_cs 2>&1'
+ modprobe: Can't locate module orinoco_cs
modprobe exited with status 255
module /lib/modules/2.4.22/pcmcia/orinoco_cs.o not available
get dev info on socket 1 failed: Resource temporarily unavailable
I'm guessing there's something wrong with the way I compiled my kernel. Here are some snippits from the .config file:

Code:
#
# Automatically generated by make menuconfig: don't edit
#
CONFIG_X86=y
# CONFIG_SBUS is not set
CONFIG_UID16=y

#
# Code maturity level options
#
CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL=y

#
# Loadable module support
#
CONFIG_MODULES=y
# CONFIG_MODVERSIONS is not set
CONFIG_KMOD=y


#
# General setup
#
CONFIG_NET=y
CONFIG_PCI=y
# CONFIG_PCI_GOBIOS is not set
# CONFIG_PCI_GODIRECT is not set
CONFIG_PCI_GOANY=y
CONFIG_PCI_BIOS=y
CONFIG_PCI_DIRECT=y
CONFIG_ISA=y
CONFIG_PCI_NAMES=y
# CONFIG_EISA is not set
# CONFIG_MCA is not set
CONFIG_HOTPLUG=y
#
# PCMCIA/CardBus support
#
CONFIG_PCMCIA=m
CONFIG_CARDBUS=y
# CONFIG_TCIC is not set
# CONFIG_I82092 is not set
# CONFIG_I82365 is not set

#
# PCI Hotplug Support
#
# CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI is not set
# CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI_COMPAQ is not set
# CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI_COMPAQ_NVRAM is not set
# CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI_IBM is not set
# CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI_ACPI is not set
CONFIG_SYSVIPC=y
CONFIG_BSD_PROCESS_ACCT=y
CONFIG_SYSCTL=y
CONFIG_KCORE_ELF=y
# CONFIG_KCORE_AOUT is not set
CONFIG_BINFMT_AOUT=m
CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF=y
CONFIG_BINFMT_MISC=m
CONFIG_PM=y
CONFIG_APM=y
# CONFIG_APM_IGNORE_USER_SUSPEND is not set
# CONFIG_APM_DO_ENABLE is not set
CONFIG_APM_CPU_IDLE=y
CONFIG_APM_DISPLAY_BLANK=y
CONFIG_APM_RTC_IS_GMT=y
# CONFIG_APM_ALLOW_INTS is not set
# CONFIG_APM_REAL_MODE_POWER_OFF is not set


#
# Plug and Play configuration
#
CONFIG_PNP=y
CONFIG_ISAPNP=y


#
# Networking options
#
CONFIG_PACKET=y
# CONFIG_PACKET_MMAP is not set
CONFIG_NETLINK_DEV=y
CONFIG_NETFILTER=y
# CONFIG_NETFILTER_DEBUG is not set
CONFIG_FILTER=y
CONFIG_UNIX=y
CONFIG_INET=y
# CONFIG_IP_MULTICAST is not set
# CONFIG_IP_ADVANCED_ROUTER is not set
# CONFIG_IP_PNP is not set
# CONFIG_NET_IPIP is not set
# CONFIG_NET_IPGRE is not set
# CONFIG_ARPD is not set
# CONFIG_INET_ECN is not set
# CONFIG_SYN_COOKIES is not set


#
CONFIG_NETDEVICES=y

#
# ARCnet devices
#
# CONFIG_ARCNET is not set
CONFIG_DUMMY=m
# CONFIG_BONDING is not set
# CONFIG_EQUALIZER is not set
# CONFIG_TUN is not set
# CONFIG_ETHERTAP is not set
# CONFIG_NET_SB1000 is not set

#
# Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)
#
CONFIG_NET_ETHERNET=y
# CONFIG_SUNLANCE is not set
# CONFIG_HAPPYMEAL is not set
# CONFIG_SUNBMAC is not set
# CONFIG_SUNQE is not set
# CONFIG_SUNGEM is not set
CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_3COM=y
# CONFIG_EL1 is not set
# CONFIG_EL2 is not set
# CONFIG_ELPLUS is not set
# CONFIG_EL16 is not set
# CONFIG_EL3 is not set
# CONFIG_3C515 is not set
# CONFIG_ELMC is not set
# CONFIG_ELMC_II is not set
CONFIG_VORTEX=m
# CONFIG_TYPHOON is not set
# CONFIG_LANCE is not set
# CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_SMC is not set
# CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_RACAL is not set
# CONFIG_AT1700 is not set
# CONFIG_DEPCA is not set
# CONFIG_HP100 is not set
# CONFIG_NET_ISA is not set
# CONFIG_NET_PCI is not set
# CONFIG_NET_POCKET is not set

#
# Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)
#
# CONFIG_NET_RADIO is not set

#
# Token Ring devices
#
# CONFIG_TR is not set
# CONFIG_NET_FC is not set
# CONFIG_RCPCI is not set
# CONFIG_SHAPER is not set

#
# Wan interfaces
#
# CONFIG_WAN is not set

#
# PCMCIA network device support
#
CONFIG_NET_PCMCIA=y
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_3C589 is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_3C574 is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_FMVJ18X is not set
CONFIG_PCMCIA_PCNET=m
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_AXNET is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_NMCLAN is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_SMC91C92 is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_XIRC2PS is not set
# CONFIG_ARCNET_COM20020_CS is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_IBMTR is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_XIRCOM is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_XIRTULIP is not set
CONFIG_NET_PCMCIA_RADIO=y
CONFIG_PCMCIA_RAYCS=m
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_NETWAVE is not set
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_WAVELAN is not set
# CONFIG_AIRONET4500_CS is not set

#
# PCMCIA character devices
#
# CONFIG_PCMCIA_SERIAL_CS is not set
# CONFIG_SYNCLINK_CS is not set
# CONFIG_MWAVE is not set

#
# Kernel hacking
#
# CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL is not set

#
# Cryptographic options
#
# CONFIG_CRYPTO is not set

#
# Library routines
#
# CONFIG_CRC32 is not set
CONFIG_ZLIB_INFLATE=y
# CONFIG_ZLIB_DEFLATE is not set
Am I right in thinking it's the kernel options that have been set incorrectly, or is it something else?


TIA,

El Conde
 
Old 03-18-2004, 08:01 PM   #2
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I'd get the latest orinoco_cs drivers and install them.
http://ozlabs.org/people/dgibson/dldwd/
 
Old 03-18-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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Excellent. That worked. Well, the lights are blinking on the device.

Why weren't these modules installed when I installed the pcmcia-cs package?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 09:16 PM   #4
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I've always installed card services with the kernel, so I can't tell you for sure. The message you posted suggests that there is a make option to do the drivers, but it's probably buried in the readme somewhere.
 
  


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