Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 02-21-2005, 06:45 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Írebro, Sweden
Distribution: Debian unstable
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Cardbus trouble on IBM Thinkpad 600

I'm having problems getting my D-Link DWL-G650+ cardbus WLAN card to identify correctly.
When I insert the card I get the following message:
PCI: device 0000:05:00.0 has unknown header type 7f, ignoring.
The card doesn't show up on lspci, but with lspci -H1 it is identified as:
0000:05:00.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54 Mbps Wireless Interface
lspci -H1 -n
0000:05:00.0 0280: 104c:9066
My Thinkpad is the old 600 (non E/X/?) with a PII 266.
I've tried kernels 2.6.8-2-686 (debian), 2.6.10 and 2.6.11-rc4 (
Any ideas on how I convince linux to identify my card correctly so I can install a driver?
Old 02-21-2005, 07:15 AM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Location: Cornwall, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
Posts: 464

Rep: Reputation: 31
It won't identify the card exactly.

But it has identified the chipset used by the card which is all linux needs.

My Netgear WG511T card gets identified as a Atheros something or other because it uses the Atheros chipset and it works prefectly.

Check out htis page in the HCL if you need help setting it up.

Last edited by okmyx; 02-21-2005 at 07:16 AM.
Old 02-21-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Írebro, Sweden
Distribution: Debian unstable
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
The problem is that the kernel just ignores the card, so the driver module can't find the hardware.
lspci -H1 forces lspci to use direct access instead of asking the kernel, that's probably why I can see the card there, but that doesn't really help.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I install the SUSE 9.2 in my IBM ThinkPad 600? waimichael SUSE / openSUSE 3 04-08-2005 11:14 PM
ibm thinkpad 600, can't get sound to work salviadud Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 02-10-2005 11:45 PM
trying to configure sound on ibm thinkpad 600 with slackware 10.0 salviadud Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 02-08-2005 03:30 AM
FC3 sound problem on IBM ThinkPad 600 dgodfrey Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 12-14-2004 02:23 PM
IBM Thinkpad 600 With Linux miaviator278 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 23 07-30-2004 12:04 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration