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Old 02-26-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
jameson
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toshiba s1700-200 and pcmcia wlan card


I have installed slackware 10.0 on a toshiba satelitte s1700-200 laptop. It has two pcmcia slots and i have a trendnet tew-421pc wlan card. when i put it into the pcmcia slot nothing happens. typing "cardctl info" says theres nothing there and since this is the only pcmcia card i have i don't know if pcmcia isn't working, or if its the card (works on my friends pc). Being quite new to linux, and even newer to laptops i haven't the slightest idea about how to go about fixing this.

I noticed in /var/log/messages it says:

Databook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found

and also:

Yenta ISA IRQ mask 0x0a98, PCI irq 10
Socket status: 30000006

but thats all i can see that relates to it. (and more importantly, i dont know what it means

When i plug the card in the following appears at the end of dmesg:

cs: cb_alloc(bus 6): vendor 0x104c, evice 0x9066
PCI: Enabling device 06:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)

Can anyone tell me what this means?

Thanks

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Old 02-26-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
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Jameson,

I found this link doing a google search; while it pertains to Debain it does have info on your card. The info in this page basically lets you know the ndiswrappers will work with your card.




http://lists.debian.org/debian-lapto.../msg00171.html
 
Old 02-27-2006, 08:12 AM   #3
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I don't mean to ask stupid questions, but...
is the card in when you boot? I mean has hotplug had a chance to grab it.
 
Old 02-27-2006, 01:59 PM   #4
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You may need 2.6x kernel. Check madwifi site if they support that card or sourceforge ndiswrapper site for same. Either site may have howtos for lappys. Chapter 5(NW Config) and later of Linux Essentials book offers good assist. The book is available on-line at Linuxpackages site under Documents section. Good luck.

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Old 02-27-2006, 02:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the help, especially you Kazt. Your link led me on (after much stumbling around - is it just me or is google getting worse by the day?) to find http://www.houseofcraig.net/acx100_howto.php#device_up which is pretty much a step by step guide. I decided against ndiswrapper as i'd feel uneasy using windows drivers in the same way that i don't like to use wine or cedega. Im trying to get away from ms

Lestoil is right, the acx100 drievrs sourceforge page www.acx100.sourceforge.net/
states that a 2.6 kernel is required, however they have older source that works fine on my humble 2.4 kernel.


I am still wondering though what the 06:00.0 (0000 -> 0002) in PCI: Enabling device 06:00.0 (0000 -> 0002) means. I assume its some kind of hardware address.

Anyone know?

thanks again

Last edited by jameson; 02-27-2006 at 02:45 PM.
 
Old 02-27-2006, 06:47 PM   #6
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Not being a Expert by any means I would have to guess that it is specifying what resources its assigning to your device.

When the modules are loaded succesfully, messages similar to the following, will appear in dmesg :

Loaded prism54 driver, version 1.2
PCI: Enabling device 0000:06:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:06:00.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
eth0: islpci_open()
eth0: resetting device...
eth0: uploading firmware...
eth0: islpci_upload_fw: success
eth0: got 'reset complete' IRQ
eth0: islpci_reset_if: success
eth0: islpci_reset: success
 
Old 03-01-2006, 05:38 PM   #7
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ahh, i'll investigate further. thanks again
 
  


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