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Old 09-11-2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Proxim Orinoco Silver Card not working on Sony PCG-GRZ630


My problem is that I can't get my wireless card to work under Slackware on my Sony Vaio. 'cardctl' sees the card, and provides me with the information below. However, the card never powers up, as in the lights never come on, and 'iwconfig' doesn't see anything. I have tried several different drivers for the card already. I've tried the pcmcia-cs package, the basic orinoco and orinoco_cs drivers. I've also tried a driver that I obtained from the Proxim Website, and it still wouldn't work. In addition, one of my friends had an older wireless card that was working fine on his system, using the orinoco driver, but in my Laptop it would not power on (again, not lights, and nothing from 'iwconfig'), when I have the exact same driver installed. Again 'cardctl' saw that the card was in there. I've run out of ideas, and haven't find any relevant information so far. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Laptop Make/Model:
Sony PCG-GRZ630

Distro & Kernel:
Slackware 10.0

Wireless Card Make/Model:
Proxim Orinoco 8421-WD (Hermes II Chipset, according to my research)

cardctl ident:
product info: "Agere Systems", "Wireless PC Card Model 0110", "", ""
manfid: 0x0156, 0x0003
function: 6 (network)

cardctl status:
5V 16-bit PC Card
function: 0 [ready]

lspci (just the important stuff)
02:05.0 CardBus Bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a8)
02:05.1 CardBus Bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a8)

eht0 no wireless extentions.
lo no wireless extentions.

If you need more information, just let me know.

Last edited by BlueNowhere; 09-12-2004 at 02:19 AM.


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