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Old 03-15-2002, 12:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy Intersil Prism2 iwconfig blank response


hi [people,

i am try to get my linux laptop to talk with anything else. currently we are using the trendnet TEW-PC16 card from www.trendware.com. we're using Rhat 7.2.

i think we've tried everything. we know the card work well with XP so we know we know they are not busted. we have configured our box so that the cards are recognised wlan0.
Cardctl is able to load and eject the card and identify it
Of the two beeps we receive when we load the card we get a bonk for the second beep (which is not a good sign, since it means our machine has not been able to identify the card). We have tweaked and played with the wireless.opts and network.opts file everywhere but it is of no use.

When we use iwconfig wlan0, we get No such device
when we use just iwconfig, we get nothing

any suggestions or pitfalls can be appreciated. please note we have followed instructions from every major site out there.

thanks-
 
Old 03-17-2002, 03:53 PM   #2
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If you can, would you post the output of 'dmesg' upon card insertion. Also, have you actually located any of the external driver packages for this card, or are you just running with stock RH 7.2? Also, what's the output of 'lsmod' after the card is inserted?

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Old 03-17-2002, 08:46 PM   #3
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Here is the information you asked for.

Card control still works (we can eject and insert the card). We are still getting the bleep, blonk combination. At one point we were able to insert the card and the OS recongnized that we had inserted the card (still bleep, blonk).

Unfortunately, since then we updated the following rpm: modutils-2.4.13-0.7.1.i386.rpm. And now we're some getting some error messages when we do "cardctl insert". Here is what were are seeing:

Here is the output from dmesg after card insertion:
----------------------------------------------------------------
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=11, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x15) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=11, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x15) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=11, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x15) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=11, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x15) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=11, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x15) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed
attempt to access beyond end of device
02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4
Directory sread (sector 0x13) failed

Here is the output from lsmod after the card insertion:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859-1 2784 1 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 4320 1 (autoclean)
vfat 8984 1 (autoclean)
fat 31384 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
parport_pc 14052 0
parport 24608 0 [parport_pc]
ieee1394 23304 0 (unused)
ide-cd 26592 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 29504 0 (autoclean) [ide-cd]
soundcore 4208 0 (autoclean)
binfmt_misc 6064 1
iscsi 21664 0 (unused)
scsi_mod 92208 1 [iscsi]
ds 6832 2
i82365 12448 2
pcmcia_core 39392 0 [ds i82365]
autofs 11232 0 (autoclean) (unused)
appletalk 20016 0 (autoclean)
ipx 16448 0 (autoclean)
ipchains 36000 0
usb-ohci 17936 0 (unused)
usbcore 49792 1 [usb-ohci]
ext3 61936 2
jbd 38976 2 [ext3]

Here is the output of /var/log/messages:
---------------------------------------------------
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + and it has unresolved symbols. Contact the module supplier for
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + assistance, only they can help you.
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: +
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/net/p80211.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/net/p80211.o failed
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/net/p80211.o: insmod prism2_cs failed
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: modprobe exited with status 255
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o'
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol p80211pb_alloc_p80211
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol p802addr_to_str
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol skb_over_panic_Rc2a7040d
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol p80211pb_free
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol register_wlandev
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol softnet_data_Rd13cca99
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol p80211netdev_rx
Mar 17 20:27:56 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol unregister_wlandev
Mar 17 20:27:57 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol wlan_setup
Mar 17 20:27:57 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol p80211ind_sniff
Mar 17 20:27:57 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol wlan_unsetup
Mar 17 20:27:57 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o: unresolved symbol alloc_skb_Rb676d661
Mar 17 20:27:57 localhost cardmgr[933]: + /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o:
Mar 17 20:27:57 localhost cardmgr[933]: + Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license
Mar 17 20:27:57 localhost cardmgr[933]: + and it has unresolved symbols. Contact the module supplier for
Mar 17 20:27:57 localhost cardmgr[933]: + assistance, only they can help you.
Mar 17 20:27:57 localhost cardmgr[933]: +
Mar 17 20:27:57 localhost cardmgr[933]: insmod exited with status 1
Mar 17 20:27:58 localhost cardmgr[933]: get dev info on socket 1 failed: Resource temporarily unavailable

As far as external driver packages, we're using linux-wlan-ng-0.1.10
 
Old 03-17-2002, 09:00 PM   #4
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The reason you're not getting a response from iwconfig is that the goobers at the linux-wlan project haven't built their drivers with wireless extensions in the /proc directory.

It seems that you're running a stock kernel RedHat 7.2. There is a different set of drivers that works with this card that you probably had as part of the default install: the orinoco package. Just look through /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia and see of there are a stack called hermes.o, orinoco.o, and orinoco_cs.o I'm pretty certain there is, but I haven't installed 7.2 on a laptop in a while.

If they're there, you'll need a script to bind the card to the drivers. You can find that at this page, about halfway down, its called hermes.conf. If you copy that into your /etc/pcmcia directory and re-insert the card, that might work.

As far as drivers from linux-wlan go, I've gotten them to work on 3 different machines: 2 laptops and a desktop, under Slackware and RedHat, but only after at leaswt 8-20 compiles with varying options over different versions.

Luck,

Finegan
 
Old 03-18-2002, 07:48 PM   #5
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orinoco driver

Hi finegan,

we went to the page:

http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_...x/Orinoco.html

At the bottom in the issues section we read:

PrismII card support : Not yet fully functional. Most PrismII cards should work in some form or fashion. Ad-Hoc demo mode, IBSS Ad-Hoc mode and bit rate setting have been seen to work on a D-Link card. Encryption is quite broken, sometime a tcpdump manages to make it work. Note that PrismII firmwares seems to be not as good in general, for example they don't support Multicast...

We looked in the folder /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia and the following files were not present hermes.o, orinoco.o, and orinoco_cs.o. Ofcourse we then wen to the following page:

http://ozlabs.org/people/dgibson/dldwd/

and downloaded the latest orinoco source files. I presume the .c and .h compile to .o files. Unfortunately we got an error whilst compiliing the file....the error had to do with 'len' in some file.

thanks for any info / i am going to re-install linux overnight and start fresh.
 
Old 03-18-2002, 08:19 PM   #6
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That's odd, I helped a guy today front to back with a RedHat 7.2 laptop base install, no frills, who had the orinoco drivers on his machine. Try to find anything named orinoco by running a straight locate.
Here's the other thread from today.

I've only ever gotten the source for the orinoco modules to compile on one distrobution: LFS, so that's not really an option. I've tried every current distro... I won't go into why.

Honsetly, try downloading the hermes.conf script and just putting it in /etc/pcmcia.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 03-19-2002, 03:23 AM   #7
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orinoco is probably not in the right place

Ok finegan i've got a clean machine here. I loaded RHAT 7.2 with 'everything' including i guess the base laptop stuff.

As expected an iwconfig only gave me the lo interface and there was nothing significant about ifconfig either.

lsmod showed only pcmcia_core but no other *_cs stuff.

Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859-1 2800 1 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 4320 1 (autoclean)
vfat 9008 1 (autoclean)
fat 31392 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
ds 6832 2
i82365 12448 2
pcmcia_core 39392 0 [ds i82365]
soundcore 4208 0 (autoclean)
binfmt_misc 6064 1
iscsi 21664 0 (unused)
scsi_mod 92208 1 [iscsi]
autofs 11232 0 (autoclean) (unused)
appletalk 20016 0 (autoclean)
ipx 16448 0 (autoclean)
ipchains 36000 0
usb-ohci 17936 0 (unused)
usbcore 49792 1 [usb-ohci]
ext3 61936 2
jbd 38976 2 [ext3]

i guess orinoco might not be in this machine....but then a locate orinico gave me orinoco in the following files:

/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.c
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco.c
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco.h
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/include/linux/modules/orinoco.stamp
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/include/linux/modules/orinoco.ver
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.o
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco.o

I left these files as they were ( i presume you will want me to do something with then in your reply)

I then copied hermes.conf.txt into /etc/pcmcia and ran it (by double clicking) / it seemed to do nothing since my iwconfig and ifconfig showed nothing new.

However, when i yanked out card and put it back in the laptop did give me a bleep, blonk combination (hence i guess the card is not being recognised but its presence is being detected)

I opened up the KDE control centre and under PCMCIA both my slots show up as empty.

As a test i put a 3comEtherlink III PCMCIA ethernet card into one of my slots (the other slot has the TEW-PC16 in it) and i got
- 2 beeps
- KDE control centre saw the 3Com 589 Ethernet
- lsmod had an additional module 3c589_cs
- ifconfig gave me two interfaces [lo and eth0]
- iwconfig did not change (as expected i guess since this card is not wirless)

i also did a locate for wlan0, eth1 and wvlan and this is what i got:

- no instance of wlan0

- three instances of eth1:
/usr/share/doc/iproute-2.2.4/examples/cbqinit.eth1
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/eth16i.c
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10/kernel/drivers/net/eth16i.o


- a few instances of wvlan
/usr/share/man/man4/wvlan_cs.4.gz
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/pcmcia/wvlan_cs.c
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/pcmcia/wvlan_hcf.c
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/pcmcia/wvlan_hcf.h
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/pcmcia/wvlan_hcfcfg.h
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/pcmcia/wvlan_hcfdef.h
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/pcmcia/wvlan_hcfio.c
/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/drivers/net/pcmcia/wvlan_mdd.h
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/wvlan_cs.o
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10/pcmcia/wvlan_cs.o

my buddy here still suspects that TEW-PC16 card uses linux-wlan-ng and not orinoco drivers...how can i put his mind at rest?

.....waiting for your next reply!
 
Old 03-19-2002, 12:33 PM   #8
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The cardmgr will mis-identify the card as an old lucent card, hence it trying to bind it to wvlan_cs. The orinoco modules are there and in the correct place.

/etc/pcmcia/hermes.conf doesn't need to be activated, its just a text file that cardmgr reads in order to figure out what card goes with what module. Actually, there is another file in there, differing per pcmcia version that is telling cardmgr to read everything in that directory that has a .conf as the ending. Yours has a .txt ending, hence why cardmgr isn't sourcing it. Fix it with:

mv /etc/pcmcia/hermes.conf.txt /etc/pcmcia/hermes.conf

Then call a pcmcia restart with:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart

With that you should get the matching beeps and three modules should appear in lsmod: orinoco, orinoco_cs, and hermes

Luck,

Finegan
 
Old 03-19-2002, 01:09 PM   #9
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no luck

We followed your instructions and we are getting the same result. We also noticed the followin (which is not good):

when we eject the card we only get 1 beep, when we insert the card we only get on bonk. In hindsight we WERE only getting one beep on ejection and 1 bonk on insertion.......although we know we should be getting two!

We suspect the system is not working due one of the following reasons:
- no wireless tools (is this included in the linux-wvlan-ng?)
- do we have to define wlan0 somewhere?
- is something wrong with our pcmcia_cs module?

HELP!!
 
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Okay, time for some hard-core debugging. After card insertion, check "lsmod" and "dmesg". The first will show what modules are loaded while the second will show the kernel detecting hardware. What sort of initialization failure did it get from card insertion?

No wireless tools is odd, but its one RPM on just one of the RedHat CDs. Its named, surprised, wireless_tools.20(?).rpm or somesuch.

You don't have to define wlan0, and actually if you get the orinoco drivers to work they use the correct denotation and will list it as an eth device, probably eth0. You'll watch and see in "dmesg" the kernel either succeeding or failing at initializing the card as "eth?"

No, I think pcmcia is fine, this new in-kernel stuff is a little screwy, but it works.

Luck,

Finegan
 
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We did an insertion.
(note we have two cards, a TEW-PC16 and a 3comEtherlinkIII)

Here is the dmesg:

Linux version 2.4.7-10 (bhcompile@stripples.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-98)) #1 Thu Sep 6 17:21:28 EDT 2001
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000008010000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 0000000008010000 - 0000000008020000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 0000000008020000 - 0000000008040000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fef80000 - 00000000ff000000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fffe0000 - 00000000fffe6e00 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fffe6e00 - 00000000fffe7000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fffe7000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
On node 0 totalpages: 32784
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 28688 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/hda3
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 233.291 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 465.30 BogoMIPS
Memory: 125400k/131136k available (1280k kernel code, 4444k reserved, 90k data, 216k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 008001bf 00000000 00000000, vendor = 0
Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround enabled.
Intel old style machine check architecture supported.
Intel old style machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After vendor init, caps: 008001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After generic, caps: 008001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 008001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel Mobile Pentium MMX stepping 01
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: none
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd506, last bus=21
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x02 (Driver version 1.14)
Starting kswapd v1.8
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.5.0 initialized
pty: 512 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10d
block: queued sectors max/low 82917kB/27639kB, 256 slots per queue
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz PCI bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
hda: IBM-DPLA-25120, ATA DISK drive
hdc: TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-C2002, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: 10009440 sectors (5125 MB) w/468KiB Cache, CHS=623/255/63
ide-floppy driver 0.97
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is an 8272A
ide-floppy driver 0.97
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 1024 buckets, 8Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 324k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 216k freed
Adding Swap: 128512k swap-space (priority -1)
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xc9043000, IRQ 11
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:0b.0, NEC Corporation USB
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-ohci.c: v5.2:USB OHCI Host Controller Driver
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.8, 25 Aug 2001 on ide0(3,3), internal journal
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.8, 25 Aug 2001 on ide0(3,1), internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
ip_conntrack (1024 buckets, 8192 max)
NET4: Linux IPX 0.47 for NET4.0
IPX Portions Copyright (c) 1995 Caldera, Inc.
IPX Portions Copyright (c) 2000, 2001 Conectiva, Inc.
NET4: AppleTalk 0.18a for Linux NET4.0
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
Intel PCIC probe:
Intel i82365sl B step ISA-to-PCMCIA at port 0x3e0 ofs 0x00, 2 sockets
host opts [0]: none
host opts [1]: none
ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,5,7,10,12 status change on irq 10
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x2f8-0x2ff 0x330-0x337 0x378-0x37f 0x388-0x38f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
iSCSI version 2.0.1.8 ( 8-Aug-2001)
iSCSI control device major number 253
iSCSI: detected HBA c759cbec, host #0
scsi0 : iSCSI (2.0.1.8)
ide-floppy driver 0.97
hdc: ATAPI 16X DVD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
Trying to free nonexistent resource <000003e0-000003e1>
unloading Kernel Card Services
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
Intel PCIC probe:
Intel i82365sl B step ISA-to-PCMCIA at port 0x3e0 ofs 0x00, 2 sockets
host opts [0]: none
host opts [1]: none
ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,5,7,10 polling interval = 1000 ms
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x2f8-0x2ff 0x330-0x337 0x378-0x37f 0x388-0x38f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
Trying to free nonexistent resource <000003e0-000003e1>
unloading Kernel Card Services
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
Intel PCIC probe:
Intel i82365sl B step ISA-to-PCMCIA at port 0x3e0 ofs 0x00, 2 sockets
host opts [0]: none
host opts [1]: none
ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,5,7,10 polling interval = 1000 ms
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x2f8-0x2ff 0x330-0x337 0x378-0x37f 0x388-0x38f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
eth0: 3Com 3c589, io 0x300, irq 3, hw_addr 00:60:08:EB:8B:47
8K FIFO split 5:3 Rx:Tx, auto xcvr

Here is an lsmod:

Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859-1 2800 0 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 4320 0 (autoclean)
vfat 9008 0 (autoclean)
fat 31392 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
ds 6832 2
i82365 12448 2
pcmcia_core 39392 0 [ds i82365]
ide-cd 26592 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 29504 0 (autoclean) [ide-cd]
soundcore 4208 0 (autoclean)
binfmt_misc 6064 1
iscsi 21664 0 (unused)
scsi_mod 92208 1 [iscsi]
autofs 11232 0 (autoclean) (unused)
appletalk 20016 0 (autoclean)
ipx 16448 0 (autoclean)
ipchains 36000 0
usb-ohci 17936 0 (unused)
usbcore 49792 1 [usb-ohci]
ext3 61936 2
jbd 38976 2 [ext3]

We have located wireless_tools in

/usr/share/doc/wireless-tools-21
/usr/share/doc/wireless-tools-21/INSTALL
/usr/share/doc/wireless-tools-21/README

did you want us to do anything with it?
 
Old 03-19-2002, 02:29 PM   #12
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Its kind of hard to diagnose weirdness from this side, but is that dmesg inclusive of having the wireless card inserted because there's no information on it at all in there. I understand you probably had to have the 3com card in the machine in order to post here at all, but the dmesg output from the wireless card insertion is where all the important info is.

Also, that lsmod doesn't have the 3com card listed so are there no cards in when that was snapshotted?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 03-19-2002, 02:48 PM   #13
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the 3com card was inserted just to check if the computer recognises it and it did.

The wireless card was the only one in when we ran lsmod and dmesg. It looks like the OS updates lsmod and dmesg when we put the 3COm card in but doesnt do the same for the wireless card.

I still dont see any instance of card services....although cardctl identifies the wireless card as "Product info: PCMCIA " , "11M WLAN Card v2.5" , "ISL37300P", "RevA"
manfid: 0x0274, 0x1612
function: 6
 
Old 03-19-2002, 03:29 PM   #14
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Okay, first off what exactly is the make and model of this prism2 card?

If its something new or oddball, you might just have to create an entry for it in hermes.conf in order to get it to bind right. There is a file that holds the identification of cards that are currently inserted... its different per distro and I can't remember exactly where it is on RedHat, its under /var/, and I think /var/run/pcmcia/stab. The information in stab is what you'll need.

I ddn't think this was going to get this hinky.

Luck

Finegan
 
Old 03-19-2002, 06:16 PM   #15
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Hi!

Making an entry is what I thought of when I saw the hermes.conf file. We are using a Prism2 based pcmcia wireless card manufactured by 'Trendware- TEW - PC16'.

I also checked the /stab file and there are no decvices listed when we insert the wireless card. Although the OS recognizes the 3COM card in the /var/lib/stab file.

In making the entry should I quote the respose of

cardctl ident : which is

"Product info: PCMCIA " , "11M WLAN Card v2.5" , "ISL37300P", "RevA"
manfid: 0x0274, 0x1612
function: 6"

[ OR ]

create a record based on it's Trendware origin.

I am a kinda confused!



Thanx for ur help....we appreciate it a lot!!

-Imad
 
  


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