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Old 07-02-2005, 10:12 AM   #1
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Possible PCMCIA problems and WIFI laptop Mandriva 10.2

ok i have installed the pcmcia through urpmi pcmcia_cs via mandriva cds

i run service pcmcia start and it goes to the next line no output

i run service pcmcia status and it also goes to the next line

i plug in my senao SL-2511cd Plus and an indicator light comes on showing its getting power

the card still isnt detected

on the other hand i also have an orinoco gold classic the one made by lucent and i get no lights on this card as an indication that it is on

i have tried many of commands and also setting up through drakconnect for wireless

i am lost to wits end on this now so i suppose i will post on many of message boards

thanks to anyone who can help
Old 07-03-2005, 07:19 PM   #2
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plug the card and post there the output of the following command :
cardctl ident (or is it cardtcl ? I can't remember, whatever, the one that work)
route -n
Old 07-04-2005, 09:34 AM   #3
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# cardctl ident
no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc AGP Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 13)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 01)
00:02.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 20)
00:0c.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
00:0f.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility U1
[root@localhost adub]# cardctl ident
no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices

# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

# route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 10 0 0 eth0 U 0 0 0 lo UG 10 0 0 eth0

on the route -n command right now as i do the command i have my network wire to router so i am still online just want to have this wireless card working so i dont have cord all throughout apartment

Old 07-04-2005, 03:51 PM   #4
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ok, so the driver for your card is loaded at all, that's why you can't use it. I have (almost: NL-2511CD ext2 mercury) the same card and I found 2 drivers that work with it.
The hostap drivers is nice and seems to work but is a bit buggy. The wlan-ng works better, but it is some kind of beta drivers and really hard to use.

It wont be easy to make your card to work (it was some kind of nightmare for me) but if you want to try, download the latest version of the source code of one of these drivers and install it.
I dont know the address where to get the drivers but google could answer you
Hmmm I don't really know what help to give you, I suggest that you try and then ask if you can't figure something, it will be way easier than trying to give a step by step instructions for a beta drivers


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