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Old 06-22-2004, 09:10 PM   #1
pvrbharg
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Question Belkin F5D6020 Realtek RTL8180 wi-ft card on RH Linux 9.0


Thanks to so many invisible Linux friends! I am a Linux newbie and trying to learn RH9. I have an IBM TP600 and am using RH9 client version. I have a Belkin wi-fi card that has realtek chip set. Here is my config.

[root@RHLinux9-TP600 rtl8180_1.5]# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
product info: "Realtek", "Rtl8180"
manfid: 0x0000, 0x024c
function: 6 (network)
Socket 1:
product info: "IBM", "10/100 EtherJet CardBus", "IBMC-10/100", "1.04"
manfid: 0x00a4, 0x0113
function: 6 (network)

[root@RHLinux9-TP600 rtl8180_1.5]# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:A4:76:A5:1B
inet addr:192.168.0.106 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1156 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1285 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:754129 (736.4 Kb) TX bytes:180855 (176.6 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0x4800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:29131 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:29131 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1987940 (1.8 Mb) TX bytes:1987940 (1.8 Mb)

I downloaded the driver from realtek website, compiled it and installed it. I still get the following message in dmesg output:

******** RTL8180 Wireless Lan Driver 2003-11-24 loaded********
rtl8180: No devices found, RTL8180 Wireless Lan Driver 2003-11-24 unregistered

This card is supposed to work with RH9 version.

What am I doing wrong?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 10:43 AM   #2
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it looks like your driver isn't recognize your realtek card.
what you could do was manually tell it where your card was at.
first i assume that your wireless driver was rtl8180.
you have to add several config line to /etc/pcmcia/config.opts
which would be


Quote:
device "rtl8180"
class "network" module "rtl8180"

card "Realtek Rtl8180"
manfid 0x0000, 0x024c
bind "rtl8180"
hope this works.

Last edited by tricky_linux; 06-23-2004 at 10:46 AM.
 
Old 06-26-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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Angry Tried and unsuccessful

I tried your suggestion and still could not get the card to work. I suppose I am missing something else.

Here is what I see with iwconfig and is this correct?

[root@LinuxTP pcmcia]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

Do I need to enable the interface first? I have appended the lines you suggested to config.opts of pcmcia.

I believe my pcmcia is up and running. I also have the realtek driver installed.

[root@LinuxTP rtl8180_1.5]# ls /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
airo_cs.o hermes.o orinoco.o orinoco_plx.o
airo.o orinoco_cs.o orinoco_pci.o rtl8180_24x.o

Appreciate any pointers. Thanks.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 03:45 PM   #4
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I have an Xterasys card that uses the rtl8180 chipset. I tried getting the drivers from realtec's site, but at the time, i didn't know i needed kernel source, so i never did get it working. when i started playing with ndiswrapper, i figured out i needed the kernel source, and I managed to get everything working using the Xterasys drivers and the ndiswrapper. You might try this route. I never did try just installing the drivers though.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 04:38 PM   #5
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as you can see, there is one mistake i make when telling you what you need to append

device "rtl8180"
class "network" module "rtl8180"

card "Realtek Rtl8180"
manfid 0x0000, 0x024c
bind "rtl8180"

the underlined part should be "rtl8180_24x" since you listed a driver, " rtl8180_24x.o".
also, you need to configure to start your card by first setting up the service, then activating your card.
by using "neat" as root. i suggest you login as root from the beginning or login using "su -".
 
Old 06-28-2004, 09:52 AM   #6
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Post Thank You for suggestions and I would try these...

tricky & gtz,

Thank you for your pointers and I would give it a retry, keep you posted. Best wishes.
 
  


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