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Old 09-24-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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how to determine if pcmcia service is loaded correctly

slackware 10.0, 2.4.26 stock kernel, a21m thinkpad

i'm trying to go wireless and cardctl is not finding the wireless nic cnet-cwc-854

i know the card works in xp with the rt2500 driver from the cd

i cant load the driver rt2500

modprobe rt2500 says:
lib/modules/2.4.26/extra/rt2500.o: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.26/extra/rt2500.o: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.26/extra/rt2500.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.26/extra/rt2500.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.26/extra/rt2500.o: insmod rt2500 failed

modinfo rt2500 says:
filename: /lib/modules/2.4.26/extra/rt2500.o
description: "Ralink RT2500 802.11g WLAN driver 1.1.0 BETA3 2005/07/31"
author: ""
license: "GPL"
parm: debug int, description "Enable level: accepted values: 1 to switch debug on, 0 to switch debug off."
parm: ifname string, description "Network device name (default ra%d)"

iwconfig -v says:
iwconfig Version 26
Compatible with Wireless Extension v16 or earlier,
Currently compiled with Wireless Extension v16.
Kernel Currently compiled with Wireless Extension v16.

lspci -vv says:
00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 0130
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 168, cache line size 04
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at 50000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=176
Memory window 0: 18000000-183ff000 (prefetchable)
Memory window 1: 18400000-187ff000
I/O window 0: 00004000-000040ff
I/O window 1: 00004400-000044ff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt+ PostWrite+
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

diagnostics for the thinkpad think there's a card in the slot if i run the wireless diag, when i take it out it doenst indicate anything

so, the card works, the driver is compiled, wireless extensions are installed, seems like the pcmcia slot works outside of linux, so is something not set up right when the system loads pcmcia? i can provide more info as needed

thank you
Old 09-24-2005, 03:32 PM   #2
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Try the cardctl commands. If cardctl doesn't exist you need the pcmcia-cs package. Try
cardctl status or cardctl ident


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