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Old 10-30-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
joel750
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Orinoco PCMCIA Card command lines on terminal


Hello everyone:
I'm a newbie member of this forum...cut to the chase; i recently bought Lucent Orinoco Gold 11MBPS PCMCIA card...what is the command line in the terminal to activate it? I'm using Linux Mint 9 Isadora and i'll gald ly appreciate if someone could give me some suggestions on how to activate this card via the terminal command and thank you in advance. BTW, i'm glad to find this website and registered on it.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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Hello.

The old commands used to be something like http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...cardctl.8.html

Kind of a lot going on with older systems and how they used pcmcia and how newer systems and distro's use pcmcia. In some distro's they got rid of pc card support.

Some others may have more recent workings on that. I haven't seen one in decades.

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Old 10-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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To add to what Jefro said

Code:
lspci -knn
may be a good next reply, (the terminal readout) also.
Hopefully the kernel handles the Orinco card which like jefro
said is pretty old (wireless b)
 
Old 10-31-2013, 08:03 AM   #4
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This won't help you with Mint of course but it will add a little info. I just happen to have had a card laying on my desk that I use occasionally on an old Win98 laptop. I plugged it into my ThinkPad with Ubuntu 13.04 and dmesg yields this:
Code:
[  110.941066] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_host
[ 5980.204091] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
[ 5980.204105] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: cs: memory probe 0xf86d0000-0xfbffffff:
[ 5980.206632]  excluding 0xf8df4000-0xf9185fff 0xf9fce000-0xfa35ffff 0xfae16000-0xfb1a7fff 0xfbff0000-0xfc381fff
[ 5980.214847] pcmcia 0.0: pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0 (IRQ: 3)
[ 5980.268509] orinoco 0.15 (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, et al)
[ 5980.368256] orinoco_cs 0.0: Hardware identity 0001:0001:0004:0002
[ 5980.368392] orinoco_cs 0.0: Station identity  001f:0001:0007:001c
[ 5980.368399] orinoco_cs 0.0: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 7.28
[ 5980.498990] orinoco_cs 0.0: Hardware identity 0001:0001:0004:0002
[ 5980.499138] orinoco_cs 0.0: Station identity  001f:0002:0009:0030
[ 5980.499145] orinoco_cs 0.0: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 9.48
[ 5980.499151] orinoco_cs 0.0: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
[ 5980.499156] orinoco_cs 0.0: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
[ 5980.499161] orinoco_cs 0.0: WEP supported, 104-bit key
[ 5980.499166] orinoco_cs 0.0: WPA-PSK supported
[ 5980.610138] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[ 5980.610974] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[ 5980.620115] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
 
  


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