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Old 11-13-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
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red hat won't detect pcmcia card


i have a hp laptop and redhat 9, i'm trying to set up a us robotics 2410 wifi card, it has the prism 2 chipset so i tried installing the linux-wlan-ng driver, and i installed it without any errors

however the light doesn't turn on when i reboot, if i use win xp or knoppix it does load the drivers

can anyone help me
 
Old 11-13-2003, 08:50 PM   #2
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Can you please copy and paste the
output of dmesg?

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Old 11-13-2003, 09:00 PM   #3
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whoops sorry about that, thanks for the reply
here is a section from dmesg

ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.26
8139too: pci dev 02:01.0 (id 10ec:8139 rev 20) is an enhanced 8139C+ chip
8139too: Use the "8139cp" driver for improved performance and stability.
PCI: Guessed IRQ 10 for device 02:01.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:1f.3
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:1f.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:1f.6
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 Fast Ethernet at 0xe0947000, 00:02:3f:65:a7:ae, IRQ 10
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8139C'
eth0: Setting 100mbps full-duplex based on auto-negotiated partner ability 45e1.Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
unloading Kernel Card Services
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
unloading Kernel Card Services

also i'm not sure if this is revelent, in the readme of the linux drivers it says to restart the pcmcia service, when i follow the instructions i get this...

[root@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre14]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart
Shutting down PCMCIA services:.
Starting PCMCIA services: modulesmodprobe: Can't locate module pcmcia_core.o
modprobe: Can't locate module yenta_socket.o
modprobe: Can't locate module ds.o
cardmgr.

thanks for the help

BTW- i have three nics, 1 ethernet card, 1 us robotics wifi card (prism 2) , and 1 centrino wifi card from intel

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Old 11-14-2003, 05:53 PM   #4
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You could have a look in
/lib/modules/<your_kernel_mumble>/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/
to verify whether they are there or not.

To check which kernel you're actually using
do
uname -r

If they aren't, you might need to
reinstall your kernel-packages or
rebuild a kernel that matches your
needs from source.


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Old 11-14-2003, 06:41 PM   #5
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ok, i reinstalled redhat and it now detects the card (the light is on), but i don't know how to configure it
 
Old 11-16-2003, 03:10 PM   #6
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Hi there,

and sorry for the late response.

I'm sorry, but I can't guide you on
due to the facts that
a) redhat has its ownset of setup-tools which
I don't use/know
b) RedHat uses SysV initscripts as opposed
to the BSD style ones I'm using.

In Slackware I'd point you to
etc/pcmcia/network.opts
but I'm not sure whether that
would be vaild in RH, or if it
even exists ;)

I suggest you got to the RedHat forum
here on LQ and ask again if no one else
comes to assistance.

Cheers,
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Old 11-16-2003, 04:39 PM   #7
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ok, i reinstalled redhat and it now detects the card (the light is on), but i don't know how to configure it
Get a root shell and type "neat" to launch the redhat network configurator. You should see an eth0 for your LAN iface and eth1 for your WiFi. Just doubleclick on the WiFi iface and the rest is point-and-click.

Something I've learned from experience... Don't tell WiFi interfaces to start at boot or when you're away from the WAP you'll have to wait for every network dependant service to time out during boot. Instead, "allow users to enable/disable" the WiFi interface and type "ifup eth1" after your GUI loads.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 06:00 PM   #8
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thanks i got it working
 
  


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