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Old 02-19-2004, 05:19 PM   #1
Danielallan
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Network Everywhere work around for laptop


To all,


I just installed Slack 9.1 on my Compaq Presario 1692. The install went fine but I was having issues with my Network Everywhere PCMCIA Card. I kept getting this on boot up:

Cannot use pcnet_cs
This is a AX1880
please use axnet_cs

Then I wouldn't have any connection to my local network or the internet. After a little digging on Google and looking thru the /etc files, I put 2 and 2 together and got 5.(haha)

I tried to modprobe -r pcnet_cs then modprobe axnet_cs then dmesg but again nothing.

Thru a post on a old SUSE mailing list a solution was to append my pcmcia card to the axnet_cs module in my /etc/pcmcia/conf.ops file at the bottom, ie make another entry at the bottom of the conf.ops file for the pcmcia card I was using. But that didn't make sense because the conf.ops file didn't look right to append a new entry at the bottom. So I looked at the conf file and that was the right file so I added the entry at the bottom for my PCMCIA card and binded it to axnet_cs.

Rebooted but again nothing

Then the light hit I was reading the SUSE post incorrectly, the post meant to change out the pcnet_cs with axnet_cs for my PCMCIA card. I started to look thru my /etc/pcmcia/conf file and just to let you know it is long. But there is a section which lists the ethernet pcmcia cards and what module to bind them too. I found my Network Everywhere card and changed the binding to axnet_cs.

I then rebooted my laptop an everything worked, got a IP from my dhcp server.

So if you are having an issue with your PCMCIA card and the boot message is telling you to use another module, look in your /etc/pcmcia/conf file and find your card. Then change your binding to the correct module.

There may be other ways to do this but this was my workaround, hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Danielallan
 
  


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