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Old 08-05-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
bschneider
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Suse 9.1 will not recognize wireless card


Hey I hope some one can point me in the right direction. I have looked at all of the threads that seemed revelant to my problem. I am trying to get a d-link DWL-650 revp installed in my suse 9.1 system. I don't have driver problems since the the computer says that there is nothing at wlan 0. When I check with cardctl all I get is 5V 16-bit PC Card
function 0: [ready].
This is part of the message I get in the bootmsg.
<notice>exit status of (pcmcia) is (0)
<notice>start services (network)
cardmgr[1787]: socket 1: D-Link DWL-650 rev P 802.11b WLAN card

Setting up network interfaces:
lo
cardmgr[1787]: executing: './wlan-ng start wlan0 2>&1'

cardmgr[1787]: + FATAL: Module wlan0 not found.

lo IP address: 127.0.0.1/8
cardmgr[1787]: + message=lnxreq_ifstate

cardmgr[1787]: + ifstate=fwload

cardmgr[1787]: + resultcode=success

cardmgr[1787]: + load_cardpda failed, exiting.

cardmgr[1787]: + Unknown prism2 hardware type (), assuming SSF

If anyone could point me in the right direction as to what to do I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks
bschneider
 
Old 08-05-2004, 11:54 AM   #2
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Did you download and install the Firmware for D-Link cards from YaST? I believe that could be the issue...

Not sure if these help, but I found a couple of related threads on the SuSE Forum:
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...showtopic=2664
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...showtopic=2271
 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:45 PM   #3
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I have tried using yast and everything else I can think of.. When checking using cardctl ident it identifies the card as the right one. When I do an ifconfig -a it shows the card as being there with this message wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x280
but when I check the status of the card ifstatus I get this message
wlan0 device: "D-Link", "DWL-650 Wireless PC Card RevP", "ISL37101P-10", "A3"
wlan0 configuration: wlan-bus-pcmcia
wlan0 is down
I can't seem to figure out how to the the card up.
Please help
 
Old 08-05-2004, 07:57 PM   #4
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Try ifdown eth0 -- ifup wlan0

Do you have eth0 enabled? When I loaded Suse 9.1 on my laptop, I had to disable eth0 to get the wireless card recognized on wlan0.

Try:

ifdown eth0
ifup wlan0

And see if that helps.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 08:42 PM   #5
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You can edit the '/etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0' file so that eth0 will not boot at startup.
STARTMODE='manual' or 'onboot' or 'hotplug' if you have one. Suse seems to have problems setting the routes when more than one device is running.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 10:18 PM   #6
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Well, I tried both ideas ifdown eth0 ifup wlan0, when I tried this I got this message:
ifup wlan0
wlan0 device: "D-Link", "DWL-650 Wireless PC Card RevP", "ISL37101P-10", "A3"
wlan0 configuration: wlan-bus-pcmcia
wlan0 warning: using NO encryption
wlanctl-ng: No such device
ERROR: Could not query device

When I changed the startup at boot for eth0 and let wlan0 run this is what was recorded in the boot log:
Starting PCMCIA <notice>startproc: execve (/sbin/cardmgr) [ /sbin/cardmgr ], [ CONSOLE=/dev/console TERM=linux SHELL=/bin/sh progress=24 INIT_VERSION=sysvinit-2.85 REDIRECT=/dev/tty1 COLUMNS=92 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin vga=0x314 RUNLEVEL=5 PWD=/ PREVLEVEL=N LINES=32 SHLVL=2 splash=silent sscripts=47 _=/sbin/startproc DAEMON=/sbin/cardmgr ]
done
<notice>exit status of (pcmcia) is (0)
<notice>start services (network)
cardmgr[1799]: socket 0: D-Link DWL-650 rev P 802.11b WLAN card

Setting up network interfaces:
lo
cardmgr[1799]: executing: './wlan-ng start wlan0 2>&1'

cardmgr[1799]: + FATAL: Module wlan0 not found.

lo IP address: 127.0.0.1/8
cardmgr[1799]: + message=lnxreq_ifstate

cardmgr[1799]: + ifstate=fwload

cardmgr[1799]: + resultcode=success

cardmgr[1799]: + load_cardpda failed, exiting.

cardmgr[1799]: + Unknown prism2 hardware type (), assuming SSF

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0003.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0005.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0006.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0007.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0008.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0402.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0403.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0404.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0408.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0001.

cardmgr[1799]: + Processing PDR file: /tmp/prism2_ssf.pda

cardmgr[1799]: + Couldn't fetch PRI-SUP info

cardmgr[1799]: + Warning: RAM load only, PDA changes will NOT be written to flash.

cardmgr[1799]: + Reading S-record file /etc/wlan//prism2_pm.hex...

cardmgr[1799]: + NIC ID: 0 v0.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + MFI ID: 0 v0 0->0

cardmgr[1799]: + CFI ID: 0 v0 0->0

cardmgr[1799]: + PRI ID: 0 v0 0->65535

cardmgr[1799]: + Version: ID 0x15 1.1.2

cardmgr[1799]: + Compat: Role 0 Id 0x3 v2 4->4

cardmgr[1799]: + Compat: Role 0x1 Id 0x2 v2 1->1

cardmgr[1799]: + Seq: 0

cardmgr[1799]: + Platform: ID 0x800e 1.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + Platform: ID 0x8015 1.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + Platform: ID 0x8019 1.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + Platform: ID 0x801d 1.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + Platform: ID 0x8024 1.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: finished.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: No such file or directory

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0003.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0005.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0006.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0007.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0008.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0400.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0402.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0403.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0404.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0408.

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0001.

cardmgr[1799]: + Couldn't fetch PRI-SUP info

cardmgr[1799]: + Warning: RAM load only, PDA changes will NOT be written to flash.

cardmgr[1799]: + Reading S-record file /etc/wlan//prism2_pm.hex...

cardmgr[1799]: + NIC ID: 0 v0.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + MFI ID: 0 v0 0->0

cardmgr[1799]: + CFI ID: 0 v0 0->0

cardmgr[1799]: + PRI ID: 0 v0 0->65535

cardmgr[1799]: + Version: ID 0x15 1.1.2

cardmgr[1799]: + Compat: Role 0 Id 0x3 v2 4->4

cardmgr[1799]: + Compat: Role 0x1 Id 0x2 v2 1->1

cardmgr[1799]: + Seq: 0

cardmgr[1799]: + Platform: ID 0x800e 1.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + Platform: ID 0x8015 1.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + Platform: ID 0x8019 1.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + Platform: ID 0x801d 1.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + Platform: ID 0x8024 1.0.0

cardmgr[1799]: + prism2dl: finished.

cardmgr[1799]: + load_cardpda failed, exiting.

cardmgr[1799]: + Firmware failed to load for device wlan0

doneSetting up service network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .done
<notice>exit status of (network) is (0)
If you all can make some sense out of this and help me figure out what to do it would be fantastic. I am using wlan-ng pre 20 as the driver. If there is something that will work better or easier please let me know.
I am not that knowledgable when it comes to this so if you have a complicated suggestion, please spell it out step by step please.
Thanks
Brian Schneider
 
  


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