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Old 01-30-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
DoThatPlan
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Can't get Xircom 10/100 PCMCIA Card to work


Hello everyone,

I hope someone here can help me because I am really getting fed up and feel like kicking something.

I am trying to get my laptop running Red Hat 9 to correctly recognize my Xircom CE3-10/100 ethernet card.

According to plenty of posts and websites I have seen, there is a driver called "xirc2ps_cs". I have confirmed that I have the file on my laptop called "xirc2ps_cs.o" located in /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia

The card also shows up in the Hardware Browser and the Network Settings.

/sbin/cardctl ident yields

Product info "Xircom","Credit Card 10/100", "CE3-10/100" "1.00"
manfid: 0x0105, 0x010a
function: 6 (network)

When I am booting up, I get a message saying bringing up eth0, then it says something to the extend of the device does not seem to be present. This I don't understand because I can see it other places on the system. (Where does it look at startup and not see it?)

When I try to activate it in the Network Settings, it always fails with an error about not being able to determine IP information.

modprobe and insmod don't help.

Where I am going wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 01-30-2005, 06:32 PM   #2
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Something to add:

I am not sure if it is the network card that is the problem. I just tried putting in a 3COM 3C589 Series card and configuring that in the Network Settings and rebooting. Upon reboot I get the same error about saying the device does not seem to be present.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:01 PM   #3
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Just solved the "device does not seem to be present problem, still can't get an internet connection'
 
Old 01-30-2005, 08:56 PM   #4
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so everything is fixed?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 09:43 PM   #5
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No, I can't get an internet connection still. I have no clue what the problem is. No lights on the card blink. Occassionally the ethernet light on the modem will blink, but will never stay on solid.

I just feel like throwing my hands up in the air. Any suggestions, or does anyone know of a PCMCIA Card that will work?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 09:49 PM   #6
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So no PCMCIA NIC Cards work with Linux?
 
Old 05-25-2006, 01:24 AM   #7
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i have the same problem with do that plan.
i have xircom in my fedora core 4 and until now that not work on my fedora
#/sbin/cardctl ident
socket 0:
produk info:"xircom", "CreditCard 10/100", "CE3-10/100", "1.00"
manfid: 0x0105, 0x010a
function: 6 (network)
socket 1:
no product info available
and when:
#modprobe xirc2ps_cs
(nothing show up)thats means its work(i guees)
and when:
/sbin/modprobe xircom_cb
(nothing show up)that means its work (i guees)

so anyone can help me ,so i can connect to internet with my lovely xircom and fedora
 
Old 04-28-2008, 01:19 AM   #8
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Bump

Experiencing issues similar to those above RE: Xircom PCMCIA card with Ethernet and 56k Modem.
 
  


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