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Old 07-08-2003, 10:43 AM   #1
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Orinoco wireless card installation

I am running Red Hat Linux 7.3 and am trying to install an Orinoco Gold 802.11b pcmcia card in a PCI adapter. I have installed the hardware and set up the card in the network adapter window in gnome using the wavlan.cs driver. I took the settings (channel, network name, etc) from the router so I am confident they are correct. The network hardware window shows the PCI adapter but when I try to activate the card I get an error message that says the device does not appear to be present. The people at Orinoco have made it their business to be unhelpfull. I would truely appreciate any help I can get.

Old 07-08-2003, 03:38 PM   #2
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The wavelan_cs driver is for the older, DEC roamabout and earlier versions of the same chipset, it should have loaded the orinoco_cs driver. Is that an option?


Old 07-09-2003, 09:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Orinoco told me that the existing driver should work but they don't seem to with it. The card came with a new driver wavelan2_cs. When I tried to install it I recieved and error to the effect of error in wavelan2_cs.o, I'll put in the exact message when I try again tonight. Any Ideas ? Thanks !
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I did a make config, it seem to go fine.
I did a ./Build and it seemed fine
I did ./Install and received the following error:

[root@frankenstein pcmcia-cs-3.2.4]# ./Install
This system uses in-kernel pcmcia-cs.
make -C wireless install MODULES=wavelan2_cs.o
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jmcneila/temp/pcmcia-cs-3.2.4/wireless'
cp wavelan2_cs.o /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/pcmcia
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jmcneila/temp/pcmcia-cs-3.2.4/wireless'
/sbin/depmod -a
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/pcmcia/wavelan2_cs.o
make: *** [install] Error 1

Any clues ?

Old 07-22-2003, 09:21 PM   #5
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i did the same for both my laptop and desktop. orinoco card seems work well for my laptop but when it comes to desktop, the system couldnt detect the card. but, have u tried david gibson's driver?


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