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Old 06-11-2003, 01:19 PM   #16
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ifconfig -a returns

Local Loopback info and it is running with no errors or collisions

iwconfig = no wireless extensions.

and all commands seem to work ok now,,, maybe the fat fingers f... well you get the drift.

We still have the no socket drivers loaded in dmesg..

BRG Brett
 
Old 06-11-2003, 01:27 PM   #17
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Well, yes, let's first see if it can detect your pcmcia system. Can you post the output of your lspci - you should see the card controller (listed as PC Card Controller' or something. If not then your system does not detect the pcmci subsystem.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 01:31 PM   #18
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lspci

host bridge toshiba americ.. info systems 601 (rev26)
vga & USB (probably not interesting for this problem)

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Old 06-11-2003, 01:41 PM   #19
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OUCH .. is that all? Looks like your pcmcia system is just not recognised! BTW is the pcmcia_cs package installed? (see if you got a file /etc/init.d/pcmcia -- your init files may be in a different location though...). Does not look good - but perhaps post your whole lspci output - to be sure.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 02:05 PM   #20
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tommorrow“s problem; the goddess of the palace (my wife) wants me to get some shuteye and has just unplugged the problem pc therefore. I dare not disobey !!!

BTW That was basically it for the lspci..
USB controller NEC Corporation USB (rev 0)

the file exists...
 
Old 06-11-2003, 04:46 PM   #21
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Is this worth mentioning? Perhaps I've missed something, I'm a newbie too after all.

If you want to su to root from a user a/c, just typing su then the password will land you right back in the user's path, you have to type the full path at the root prompt to access commands only available to root user.

You could always logout then login as root instead. But that takes time and on my distro confronts you with a way intimidating *bright red* screen! Me no like :P So to get to root path you may prefer to type (at the non-root user's command prompt):

su -

then the password.

That's right: su space dash, then the password when bash asks u for it. That will get you to root environment and root path, you should then be able to run those commands that are 'not found' on user's path.

hth

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Old 06-11-2003, 04:49 PM   #22
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Ah yes, I should have mentioned that! You're right!
 
Old 06-16-2003, 03:24 PM   #23
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I've got quite same problem exept that I've got used to command line and such under linux. So I've tried out the lspci command and found out that I've got pcmcia slot recognized now : "02.07.0 Cardbus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller". I hope this means my pcmcia slot is running. But what should I do now (if it's the case) to get my "xircom creditcard ethernet 10/100+ modem 56" to work ? You should know I really don't need the modem part, but just the network of it. Thanks in forehand (don't know how to say in english "ą l'avance", I'm french).


PS : I've should have mentioned that I installed RH 9 (downloaded distro) just before and there the xircom card was recognized and even used fine (beside one error message at bootup) by the system. I could use internet and network with it. It's quite odd to see that a commercial distro doesn't see the card when a free distro does.

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Old 06-17-2003, 04:34 AM   #24
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Wel .....

OK, I would find it a bit strange that your Xircom card would not be recogniced out of the box, but it's possible. Anyway, there are a couple of other things to chekc first anyway:
- you your PCMCIA hardware is recognised (good!)
- are the cardservices installed and running? Can you find a startup script for pcmcia? (in RH these are in /etc/init.d - check around in any directories that are named init, init.d rc.d or similar). If you find the script then cardservices should be installed OK.
- if cardservices are installed, then check if they are running. Do a ps -ef | grep card or something similar - you should see a process /sbin/cardmgr. If that process is there then cardmanager is running and for some reason your card is not being detected.
- if you got cardservices and they are not running, try starting them by hand (as root). in the script directory just type ./pcmcia start and see what happend. Check the system logs for errors/warnings.
- if the cardmanager package is not installed you'll have to install it. You'll find an rpm (or some other form of package) called pcmcia-cs - install it, make sure it runs at boot and take it from there.

You did not mentin wich distro you're using. Can you tell us, and tell us what the above tips lead to and we'll take it from there?

Bonne chance!

BTW - a 'commercial' and a 'free' distro are really the same - only difference with a 'commercial' one is that, basically, you pay for the CDs and perhaps a couple of hardcopy books. What is actually on the CSs (i.e. the cd images) are absolutely identical, whether you buy a box with the CDs or download the images and burn them yourself!
 
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Hi

After sorting out access (re-installation of brain)
I have some logs to show CHMOD and and a Syslog
Is there a way to upload so someone can pass a practised eye over them as they seem quite large-
 
  


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