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Old 09-07-2005, 12:04 AM   #1
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Powerbook G3 + Netgear WG511 on Ubuntu

Hi all,

I've got a Powerbook G3 (Lombard) with a Netgear WG511 PCMCIA wireless card.
I have read a bunch about various versions of the card; the v1 and v2 cards
built in Taiwan work; the China-made v3 card doesn't. The bottom of my card
states FCC ID: PY3WG511-F v2.0 Made in Taiwan.
The card detects as a prism54 card and uploads the firmware. The only
problem is that when I do an iwconfig on the device, I see the following:

eth1 NOT READY! ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Tx-Power=31 dBm Sensitivity=0/200
Retry min limit:0 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

It lets me set an essid, but doesn't detect any networks or do anything
useful. Here's some more relevant information:

jase@valinor: ~> cardctl status
Socket 0:
3.3V CardBus card
function 0: [ready]
jase@valinor: ~> cardctl info

Sep 4 23:28:07 localhost kernel: Loaded prism54 driver, version 1.2

When I eject and re-insert the card, I get the following in my dmesg:

eth1: hot unplug detected
eth1: removing device
divert: freeing divert_blk for eth1
PCI: Enabling device 0000:01:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth1

lspci -v:
0000:01:00.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Intersil ISL3890 [Prism GT/Prism Duette] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Netgear: Unknown device 4800
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 80, IRQ 22
Memory at 80000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

lspci -n:
0000:01:00.0 0280: 1260:3890 (rev 01)

When I sleep the machine and it wakes back up, hotplug re-uploads the firmware
and I get this in my dmesg:

eth1: got resume request
eth1: resetting device...
eth1: uploading firmware...
eth1: firmware version:
eth1: firmware upload complete
eth1: no 'reset complete' IRQ seen - retrying
eth1: no 'reset complete' IRQ seen - retrying
eth1: interface reset failure
prism54: Your card/socket may be faulty, or IRQ line too busy

Anyone have any ideas why I get the NOT READY! and nothing works? I'm using Ubuntu Hoary. Thanks!



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