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Old 02-26-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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Question Strange problems with Asus/nVidia graphic card and wireless card


A few days ago I was luky to install the Draft-N Linksys WLAN card (see my HCL thread here). I had to reinstall my PC due to a hard disk failure and reconfigured the WLAN card and connected to the internet to install the nVidia driver for my ASUS grahic card (ASUS GeForce 7300 LE). The installation was good, but after a reboot the WLAN card lost connection (no link). I found no error messages in the logs, only the following hint:

wlan0: New link status: Disconnected (0002)
wlan0: WPA, WPA2, AES, TKIP, WEP128, WEP64 supported
wlan0: at 0000:01:0a.0 (MAC address 00:12:34:56:78:90) ready
I guess there is an IRQ conflict. The IRQ value for the WLAN card has changed from 5 to 54. Do you know the reason why?
After deinstalling the nVidia driver and rebooting, the IRQ value has changed again, now from 54 to 50. Very strange...

Anyway, do you have any idea to solve this problem?


Old 02-27-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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See man hwinfo for the command to list the network card (probably hwinfo --netcard). It should tell the the driver status. Then try modprobe <drivername> to see if you can establish a connection.
Old 02-28-2007, 10:46 AM   #3
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The command is

hwinfo --network
and shows me the info mentioned above. The

modprobe <drivername>
works. No informational messages are shown.

Also the system messages in /var/log/messages show me no other result. The only thing is that ACPI changed the IRQ value of the card to another value. I tried several kernel parameters such as 'acpi=oldboot', 'acpi=noirq' or 'noapic'. Wenn using 'acpi=off', the machine hangs on booting.

It seems to me that if ACPI should be completely disabled, a new configuration and compilation of the used kernel or even a newer kernel is necessary ...

Last edited by Maladjez; 02-28-2007 at 01:24 PM.


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