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Old 06-15-2004, 09:33 PM   #1
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Armada 7400 PCMCIA Network Card Not Working After Upgrade to 2.6.6


Heyas,

I am trying to upgrade my kernel to 2.6.6 because I think that should fix a problem I am having with getting the sound to work. However, when I tried this kernel upgrade last night and rebooted my network card would not work any longer. With the 2.4 kernel, about halfway through the boot the light comes on and once it finishes booting I am connected to the internet. With the 2.6 kernel the light never comes on.

I copied the .config file from the 2.4 kernel source directory into the 2.6 directory hoping that that would fix it. However, after recompiling it still did not work. This leads me to believe that the kernel upgrade modifies some of the boot scripts, which is why the network card will not work. I only have a very small bit of experiance with this, I did my first kernel upgrade last night(which went almost perfectly except this problem :P ).

My question is: Is there perhaps some option I am not setting in the 2.6 kernel to automatically load the PCMCIA card or is there a way I can compare the boot scripts of the 2.4 and 2.6 clients so I can see where I am missing something?

Thanks,
Chris
 
Old 06-17-2004, 01:27 AM   #2
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Sorry to bump this up, but I have still been doing some poking around and am still not sure how to go about solving my problem. I have everything setup and am ready to upgrade the kernel again on a fresh install, but I don't want to do it until I am almost certain it will work without a problem.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:04 AM   #3
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Have you looked the driver?

Do you habe any error messages refering to your network card while booting?
What happens if you try to manually bring it up?

Have you looked if the driver of your card is there? Maybe you have to compile the driver with the new kernel.

Sorry for the many questions , just trying to understad your problem

cu
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Old 06-17-2004, 10:25 AM   #4
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I do not believe there were any error messages. It just seemed to skip over initializing the card. I was thinking because it's a PCMCIA card on a laptop, it might be a little different than setting up a standard PCI network card on a desktop.

How would I go about bringing the card up manually? I'll go through the kernel compiling and then see if I can bring up the card on my own.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 06:56 PM   #5
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Hi Chryzmo,

I too have the Compaq Armada 7400. I use a Netgear MA401 pcmcia wireless card. I run Mandrake 10.0 and have successfully compiled a 2.6 kernel with Alsa sound and pcmcia support. I'll be glad to send you my kernel .config if that helps with your sound/network config. I'm not sure I can post the .config given how large it is.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 07:30 PM   #6
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Heya,

rbonafied that would be awesome. If you could send it to tathlyngranite@netscape.net that would be great. Will the .config work even though I am trying to compile the kernel on a Slackware distro rather than on Mandrake?

Thanks a lot,
Chris
 
Old 06-17-2004, 08:50 PM   #7
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Mandrake has a couple of kernel hacks... just like RH & Suse. Slack uses the standard kernel.

Using the .config from Mandrake on a Slack system *may* work, and it *may*not* work.

I'm no expert. This is just my gut reaction.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 12:47 AM   #8
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Hey rbonified,

I'm running an Armada 7400 trying to get sound to work (the cpu is 266 but is the audio card the same?). I was just wondering which ALSA kernel driver you specified.

Merci d'avance,
Pangloss
 
Old 09-15-2004, 08:42 PM   #9
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Hi Pangloss,

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply. Here is the sound info for compaq as mentioned in /var/log/messages

ep 6 17:25:17 nerja kernel: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.2c (Thu Feb 05 15:41:49 2004 UTC).
Sep 6 17:25:17 nerja kernel: ALSA device list: Sep 6 17:25:17 nerja kernel: #0: ES1688 rev 11 at 0x220, irq 5, dma 1

Here are the config lines related to sound:
#
# ISA devices
#
# CONFIG_SND_AD1816A is not set
# CONFIG_SND_AD1848 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_CS4231 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_CS4232 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_CS4236 is not set
CONFIG_SND_ES968=m
CONFIG_SND_ES1688=y
CONFIG_SND_ES18XX=m

I hope that helps...let me know if you need any more info and I'll try to reply quicker.

-r
 
  


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