LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
Juan Lanas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2008
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
PCMCIA etherfast (Linksys), not recognized


May I have your help?

I installed Slackware 12.2 in this laptop (N30N3-15, a noname one).

However, it does not recognize my old Etherfast 10/100 PC Card PCMPC100 -- dmesg does not show any eth1, no driver is loaded. (eth0 is a fried internal conector; tulip recognizes eth0, ADMtek Comet, irq11, mmio 0xe8004c00).

dmesg knows something is inserted or ejected:
pccard: card ejected from slot 1

modprobe pcnet_cs
loads the driver (and 8390) but dmesg says nothing about eth1.

modprobe pcnet_cs io=0x300 irq=3
complains about not recognizing "io" options.

If I run the computer with a Puppy Linux live cd, the etherfast is recognized is recognized as eth1, and uses the pcnet_cs driver, io 0x300 and irq 3. It works.

I used to have this same card in an older laptop, running Slackware 10.1, and it ran beautifully (however, I forgot if I had to add some parameters at boot time). Same in an old thinkpad running netbsd, it just works.

And I remember now that I tried to install Debian on that first older laptop; the card worked during the instalation, but after that it did not work anymore.

Please tell me what should I do to deal with the problem.
 
Old 05-14-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
niels.horn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 1,004

Rep: Reputation: 89
First question:
is /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia executable? (check with ls -l /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia)

Second:
Check with lsmod if the module is really loaded.

You might have to set an option in the modprobe line.

<edit>
actually, create a file called pcnet in /etc/modprobe.d/ with the following contents:
Code:
options pcnet_cs io=0x300, irq=5
</edit>

That's a better way to set the options for every time you load the pcnet_cs module.

Last edited by niels.horn; 05-14-2009 at 04:47 PM.
 
Old 05-14-2009, 06:45 PM   #3
Juan Lanas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2008
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
"
is /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia executable? (check with ls -l /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia)"

It is executable:
-rwxr-xr-x

"Second: Check with lsmod if the module is really loaded.
(...) create a file called pcnet in /etc/modprobe.d/ with the following contents:
Code:
options pcnet_cs io=0x300, irq=5
"

/etc/modprobe.d/pcnet_cs created.

After reboot, dmesg shows no evidence of the card being found.

When
# modprobe pcnet_cs
FATAL: Error inserting pcnet_cs (...) Unknown symbol in modeule, or unknown parameters (see dmesg).

dmesg says:
pcnet_cs: Unknown parameter `io'.
 
  


Reply

Tags
slackware12


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linksys Etherfast 10/100 AdmiralJaneway *BSD 5 05-06-2005 11:33 PM
Linksys EtherFast LNE100TX Mal495 Linux - Networking 21 02-04-2005 06:33 AM
Mandrake 9.1 and Linksys Etherfast 10/100 yourmom Mandriva 8 05-06-2004 07:11 PM
Driver For Linksys Etherfast PC Card lel800 Mandriva 38 02-23-2004 10:24 PM
Howto connect to my Linksys LAN withLinksys pcmcia 10/100T "etherfast" wolfzAz Linux - Software 3 12-24-2001 05:38 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration