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Old 01-16-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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Post acx100 and Dlink DWL650+ in Slackware


Seems like I can't get my wireless drivers to work correctly in slackware. I've had the card working before so I know it works in this setup... I just don't remember how. I set it up using the house of craig tutorial. When I boot up with the wireless adapter in the cardbus it locks up right around when it finds the card in the slot. I'm not sure how to remedy this issue, and like I said I got it working before. I installed the module the same as I have many times and it still does the same thing.

It's really odd however... sometimes the card manager recognizes the card an other times it doesn't. Theres no definite way that I have found so far to make the card show on boot. I'm really lost as to what to do with this. Any suggestions would be great, I can post whatever info you need. Thanks.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 05:22 PM   #2
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Ok, heres an addition.... it seems that the cardmgr RANDOMLY decides to find my card sometimes.... other times no.. It _does not_ always lock up on boot now. However it will lock up randomly in the OS if I put the card in or out. cardctl info shows no info about the card, but if it loads right it might show the info. The odd thing is if I were to load the card into another laptop it loads fine. If I were to load another card into this laptop it loads fine. So neither the card or the socket are bad as far as I can tell.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 05:59 PM   #3
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Ok I finally got the card recognized...

Code:
bash-2.05b# cardctl status
Socket 0:
  3.3V CardBus card
  function 0: [ready]
bash-2.05b# cardctl info  
PRODID_1="Wireless Network CardBus PC Card"
PRODID_2="Global"
PRODID_3=""
PRODID_4=""
MANFID=ff17,ffff
FUNCID=255
Now heres what I get when I run the ./start_net script in the acx100/scripts dir...
verbose mode on.. for better diag.

Code:
bash-2.05b# ./start_net 
+ echo 8
+ /bin/sync
+ sleep 1
++ lsmod
++ grep acx100_pci
+ [[ -n '' ]]
+ /sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.4.24/kernel/drivers/net/acx100_pci.o debug=0xb firmware_dir=/lib/modules/acx100_fmwe
/lib/modules/2.4.24/kernel/drivers/net/acx100_pci.o: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.24/kernel/drivers/net/acx100_pci.o: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
      You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
+ [[ 1 == 0 ]]
+ echo 'Error while inserting module! Bailing...'
Error while inserting module! Bailing...
+ exit 1

and... dmesg states this....
Code:
acx100: It looks like you were coaxed into buying a wireless network card
acx100: that uses the mysterious ACX100 chip from Texas Instruments.
acx100: You should better have bought e.g. a PRISM(R) chipset based card,
acx100: since that would mean REAL vendor Linux support.
acx100: Given this info, it's plain evident that this driver is EXPERIMENTAL,
acx100: thus your mileage may vary. Visit http://acx100.sf.net for support.
acx100_init_module: TI acx100_pci.o: Ver 0.2.0pre6 Loaded
I hope thats some help...
 
Old 01-17-2004, 11:40 AM   #4
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You've gotta be joking me that noone has any idea about this.... I've seen posts in the past but none have been resolved. Did I post this in the wrong forum?
 
Old 01-17-2004, 12:46 PM   #5
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Ok yet ANOTHER update on this..... after leaving the laptop sitting over night off, and turning it on it finds the wireless adapter each time now...

Code:
bash-2.05b# cardctl info
PRODID_1="Wireless Network CardBus PC Card"
PRODID_2="Global"
PRODID_3=""
PRODID_4=""
MANFID=ff17,ffff
FUNCID=255
So now that thats there lets try to load the module for it. If I run the ./start_net script that came with the acx100 modules.... it freezes... any ideas why it freezes? Once the module did load one time and I went to dhcpcd -t 10 wlan0 it froze doing that as well...


UPDATE: I can sucessfully load the module on boot, it picks it up most times and loads it. iwconfig sees the card, but for some reason doesn't see an access point though there are about 3 of them in plain view as I type this and they are on cause there guys out in the lobby using them. So it seems to be the issue of when I run dhcpcd on the card it locks up and I have to reboot.

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