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Old 11-11-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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PCMCIA stopped working

Using Debian Etch, kernel version 2.6.18-5 on an old Japanese Fujitsu Biblo NE5/600R laptop. My understanding of Linux is patchy at best.

Through perserverence, deduction, and reading online forums, I installed it several months ago, and was really pleased with myself that I got the touchpad and the ethernet cards (one wireless, one wired) to work. Life was great. Kept ignoring the ominous message in the startup about deprecated PCMCIA, whatever that meant. My best guess is that the kernel updated itself one too many times and one day, I restarted my computer to find that I have no internet, no little lights on my PCMCIA cards, and no clue how to fix it.

I seem to recall the wired one (a relatively young nexxtech ethernet notebook adapter) just worked before; the wireless (relatively old Buffalo airstation wli-cb-g54) took some effort, and I don't really know how I got it working in the end; some combination of luck and ndiswrapper and bcm43xx driver or something.

I've tried my usual trick of trying to figure it out and fix it myself, but the HOWTO about pcmciautils goes above my head and I've not been able to find any answer on any forum to help me, so I am now desperate.

Please please please help me. Thank you.

-----(Reading in some forum or other, people asked for dmesg, so here it is, in case it is useful to somebody.)

Linux version 2.6.18-4-686 (Debian 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2) ( (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)) #1 SMP Wed May 9 23:03:12 UTC 2007
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000e7000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000ffe0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000ffe0000 - 000000000ffefc00 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000000ffefc00 - 000000000fff0000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fff0000 - 000000000fff2000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fff2000 - 0000000010000000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fff00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
256MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 65536
DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:0
Normal zone: 61440 pages, LIFO batch:15
DMI 2.3 present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 FUJ ) @ 0x000f6470
ACPI: RSDT (v001 FUJ ELLIS2 0x01050000 FUJ 0x00001000) @ 0x0ffec8a3
ACPI: FADT (v001 FUJ ELLIS2 0x01050000 FUJ 0x00001000) @ 0x0ffefb8c
ACPI: DSDT (v001 FUJ ELLIS2 0x01050000 MSFT 0x01000007) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0xff08
Allocating PCI resources starting at 20000000 (gap: 10000000:eff00000)
Detected 597.098 MHz processor.
Built 1 zonelists. Total pages: 65536
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda1 ro
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"
mapped APIC to ffffd000 (01209000)
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 8192 bytes)
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Memory: 251824k/262144k available (1544k kernel code, 9728k reserved, 577k data, 196k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 1195.13 BogoMIPS (lpj=2390274)
Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux: Disabled at boot.
Capability LSM initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU: After all inits, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000040 00000000 00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
Compat vDSO mapped to ffffe000.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
Freeing SMP alternatives: 16k freed
ACPI: Core revision 20060707
ACPI: setting ELCR to 0200 (from 8200)
CPU0: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 03
SMP motherboard not detected.
Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
Brought up 1 CPUs
checking if image is initramfs... it is
Freeing initrd memory: 4788k freed
NET: Registered protocol family 16
ACPI: bus type pci registered
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd9be, last bus=2
PCI: Using configuration type 1
Setting up standard PCI resources
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: Assume root bridge [\_SB_.PCI0] bus is 0
PCI quirk: region ff00-ff3f claimed by PIIX4 ACPI
PCI quirk: region ff80-ff8f claimed by PIIX4 SMB
PIIX4 devres C PIO at fd60-fd67
Boot video device is 0000:00:14.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC] (gpe 44) interrupt mode.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 *9 10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 *9 10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 *9 10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 *15)
ACPI: Power Resource [USBP] (on)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI init
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 11 devices
PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq". If it helps, post a report
pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0x4d0-0x4d1 has been reserved
pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0xff00-0xff3f could not be reserved
pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0xf800-0xf87f has been reserved
PCI: Bus 1, cardbus bridge: 0000:00:0f.0
IO window: 00001c00-00001cff
IO window: 00002400-000024ff
PREFETCH window: 20000000-21ffffff
MEM window: 22000000-23ffffff
PCI: Bus 5, cardbus bridge: 0000:00:0f.1
IO window: 00002800-000028ff
IO window: 00002c00-00002cff
PREFETCH window: 24000000-25ffffff
MEM window: 26000000-27ffffff
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 9
PCI: setting IRQ 9 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0f.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 9
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0f.1[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 4096)
TCP reno registered
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1194836641.004:1): initialized
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
Initializing Cryptographic API
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered (default)
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
00:08: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:00.2 (0000 -> 0001)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:00.2[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:00.2 disabled
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 8192K size 1024 blocksize
PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x0,0x0 irq 12
PNP: PS/2 controller has invalid data port 0x0; using default 0x60
PNP: PS/2 controller has invalid command port 0x0; using default 0x64
PNP: PS/2 controller doesn't have KBD irq; using default 1
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
TCP bic registered
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
NET: Registered protocol family 8
NET: Registered protocol family 20
Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
ACPI: (supports S0 S3 S4 S5)
Freeing unused kernel memory: 196k freed
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0
ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2])
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling states)
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:07.2 (0000 -> 0001)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 15
PCI: setting IRQ 15 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:07.2[D] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 15 (level, low) -> IRQ 15
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 15, io base 0x00001460
usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
PIIX4: chipset revision 0
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1440-0x1447, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: TOSHIBA MK2023GAS, ATA DISK drive
Time: acpi_pm clocksource has been installed.
hdb: UJDA320, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:13.0 (0010 -> 0012)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.0[A] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[9] MMIO=[fc004000-fc0047ff] Max Packet=[2048] IR/IT contexts=[4/8]
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 39070080 sectors (20003 MB), CHS=38760/16/63, UDMA(33)
hda: cache flushes supported
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 >
hdb: ATAPI 20X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
Attempting manual resume
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[00000e10001a3b91]
eth1394: eth0: IEEE-1394 IPv4 over 1394 Ethernet (fw-host0)
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:00:0f.0 [10cf:1095]
Yenta: Enabling burst memory read transactions
Yenta: Using INTVAL to route CSC interrupts to PCI
Yenta: Routing CardBus interrupts to PCI
Yenta TI: socket 0000:00:0f.0, mfunc 0x01c61d22, devctl 0x46
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0cb8, PCI irq 9
Socket status: 30000006
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:00:0f.1 [10cf:1095]
Yenta: Using INTVAL to route CSC interrupts to PCI
Yenta: Routing CardBus interrupts to PCI
Yenta TI: socket 0000:00:0f.1, mfunc 0x01c61d22, devctl 0x46
input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input1
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0cb8, PCI irq 9
Socket status: 30000006
piix4_smbus 0000:00:07.3: Found 0000:00:07.3 device
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:00.1[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:00.1 to 64
input: PS/2 Mouse as /class/input/input2
input: AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint as /class/input/input3
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 55154 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 48000
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:00.2 (0000 -> 0001)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:00.2[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:00.2 to 64
parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
Adding 755012k swap on /dev/hda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:755012k
EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
SCSI subsystem initialized
ieee1394: sbp2: Driver forced to serialize I/O (serialize_io=1)
ieee1394: sbp2: Try serialize_io=0 for better performance
device-mapper: ioctl: 4.7.0-ioctl (2006-06-24) initialised:
pcmcia: Detected deprecated PCMCIA ioctl usage from process: discover.
pcmcia: This interface will soon be removed from the kernel; please expect breakage unless you upgrade to new tools.
pcmcia: see (link removed because this is my first post) for details.
ACPI: Battery Slot [CMB1] (battery present)
ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (on-line)
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
NET: Registered protocol family 5
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996
NFSD: Using /var/lib/nfs/v4recovery as the NFSv4 state recovery directory
NFSD: starting 90-second grace period
Bluetooth: Core ver 2.10
NET: Registered protocol family 31
Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.8
Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
NET: Registered protocol family 10
lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
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