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Old 11-28-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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ORiNOCO WLAN card not working - "failed to allocate resource"

really getting a headache because of my WLAN PCMCIA card not working.

got a Fujitsu/Siemens Lifebook E7010 with RedHat 8 running on it,
and recently bought a Proxim ORiNOCO 802.11b/g PC-Card.

dmesg says:
PCI: Failed to allocate resource 0(e84000000-e82fffff) for 03:00.0
PCI: Enabling device 03:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
i'm not that linux geek, and therefore every single step of troubleshooting takes me half an eternity.
already found some articles here, but i'm not able to choose the right way to solve the problem.

refer to the following article (replace in URL):
(sorry, cannot post URLs unless I have posted 5 articles in here..)

as the article says something about a memory hole to use, so i post another dmesg output here:

BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009e800 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009e800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000dc000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001fef0000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001fef0000 - 000000001fefb000 (ACPI data)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001fefb000 - 000000001ff00000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001ff00000 - 000000001ff80000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001ff80000 - 0000000020000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fff00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
i've tried to boot up with some memory parameters in the /boot/grub/menu.lst, but unfortunately it failed (probably because of wrong parameters!)

thx 4 help!
Old 11-29-2005, 09:08 AM   #2
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red hat 8??? that OS is very old. try upgrading your distro to Fedora Core 4 and try again. i'm almost certain it will not present any problems...


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