I try to get my PCMCIA to work in mdk 10.1.
I have found 2 promising procedures I want to try.
During boot /var/log/messages loads the PCMCIA adapter loads and the "controller"
report it's watching 2 ports on the adapter.
After I have made input in the text in /etc/pcmcia/config and
added SW_555_SER.dat to /etc/pcmcia/cis/ and reboot
Then I put in card and a green light starts blinking BUT LINUX FREEZE
and a hard reboot (take out the electric plug) is the only way.
Yes I have some progress on the issue.
I reinstalled mdk 10.1 with the pcmcia modem (Sierra Wireless) inserted.
I installed 10.1 again keeping my home directory. This time with Sierra card in the PCMCIA lower port and it was recognized during setup. When i got to the Summary in the install and tried to configure Sierra a big table with all the compatible PCMCIA drivers. Sierra was not among them.
The card was recognized.
I booted with the Sierra Card inserted and got this in /var/ messages:
Aug 5 09:47:30 localhost mandrake_everytime: Starting netprofile: succeeded
Aug 5 09:47:30 localhost init: Entering runlevel: 5
Aug 5 09:47:43 localhost udev: Start udev succeeded
Aug 5 09:47:44 localhost pcmcia: Starting PCMCIA services:
Aug 5 09:47:46 localhost pcmcia: cardmgr: error in file 'config' line 1468: syntax error
Aug 5 09:47:46 localhost cardmgr: error in file 'config' line 1468: syntax error
Aug 5 09:47:46 localhost pcmcia: cardmgr: watching 2 sockets Aug 5 09:47:46 localhost pcmcia: done.
Aug 5 09:47:46 localhost rc: Starting pcmcia: succeeded
Aug 5 09:47:46 localhost cardmgr: unsupported card in socket 1
Aug 5 09:47:46 localhost cardmgr: manfid: 0x0192, 0xa555 function: 6 (network)
Aug 5 09:47:48 localhost service_harddrake: ### Program is starting ### Aug 5 09:47:54 localhost service_harddrake: created file /etc/sysconfig/harddrake2/previous_hw
Aug 5 09:47:54 localhost harddrake: succeeded
Aug 5 09:47:55 localhost network: Setting network parameters: succeeded
blinking yellow light on the card then
changed to blinking green light
No 2 high beep. Maybe, since I inserted the card before boot
It was a small syntax error which I sorted out.
I take out and reinsert the card and look at dmesg.
dmesg show nothing as far as I can see.
The last 2 lines in /var/log/messages shows:
Aug 5 11:07:41 localhost cardmgr: product info: "Sierra Wireless", "AirCard 555", "A555", "Rev 1"
Aug 5 11:07:41 localhost cardmgr: manfid: 0x0192, 0xa555 function: 6 (network)
I believe this confirms the driver is OK.
function: 6 (network) confuse me, I expected 'serial'
Sierra guide: the card can be accessed in /dev/modem.
It is not there.
The Sierra guide propose to use minicom for testing with AT command. I have never used minicom. I have some experience with 'wvdial' and wonder if I can used this instead.
As a newbie this is difficult for me.
PLEASE ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING ON THIS