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Old 10-14-2003, 04:08 PM   #1
deimios
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SMC2635W wireless pcmcia card not detected on boot


I have an Acer Travelmate 340T, running Gentoo 1.4 with a 2.4.20 kernel and am trying to install an SMC 2635W 802.11b pcmcia card. The card uses an ADMTek chipset and i have downloaded and built the admtek drivers, but i am unable to load them with insmod. I did a depmod -a and copied the drivers into the correct directory.
When my computer boots, it seems to be detecting the card as a generic memory card, here is the relevant contents of /var/log/message:

Oct 14 15:34:19 thecount Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.2.4
Oct 14 15:34:19 thecount kernel build: 2.4.20-gentoo-r7 #1 Thu Oct 9 05:05:09 EDT 2003
Oct 14 15:34:19 thecount options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Oct 14 15:34:19 thecount Intel ISA/PCI/CardBus PCIC probe:
Oct 14 15:34:19 thecount PCI: Guessed IRQ 9 for device 00:13.0
Oct 14 15:34:19 thecount O2Micro OZ6812 rev 05 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:13, mem 0x10000000
Oct 14 15:34:19 thecount host opts [0]: [pci/way] [pci irq 9] [lat 32/176] [bus 2/5]
Oct 14 15:34:19 thecount ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,7,11,12 PCI status changes
Oct 14 15:34:19 thecount cs: cb_alloc(bus 2): vendor 0x1317, device 0x8201
Oct 14 15:34:19 thecount memory_cs: mem0: no regions found.
Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount ADM8211 Linux driver version 1.05 (June 24, 2003)
Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device .
Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount : I/O region (0x0@0x0) too small, aborting
Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount insmod: Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/ne$Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount insmod: See *url removed* for information ab$Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/8211.o: $Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount insmod: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters$Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/8211.o: $Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/8211.o: $Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount pci.agent: ... can't load module 8211
Oct 14 15:34:20 thecount pci.agent: missing kernel or user mode driver 8211

and of dmesg:
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.2.4
kernel build: 2.4.20-gentoo-r7 #1 Thu Oct 9 05:05:09 EDT 2003
options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Intel ISA/PCI/CardBus PCIC probe:
PCI: Guessed IRQ 9 for device 00:13.0
O2Micro OZ6812 rev 05 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:13, mem 0x10000000
host opts [0]: [pci/way] [pci irq 9] [lat 32/176] [bus 2/5]
ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,7,11,12 PCI status changes
cs: cb_alloc(bus 2): vendor 0x1317, device 0x8201
memory_cs: mem0: no regions found.
ADM8211 Linux driver version 1.05 (June 24, 2003)
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device .
: I/O region (0x0@0x0) too small, aborting

when i try to manually insmod the drivers i get the following message:
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/8211.o
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/8211.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Proprietary
See *url removed* for information about tainted modules
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/8211.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg

and in dmesg it then says:
ADM8211 Linux driver version 1.05 (June 24, 2003)
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device .
: I/O region (0x0@0x0) too small, aborting

when i do cardctl ident, it says:
Socket 0:
no product info available
PCI id: 0x1317, 0x8201


if somebody could help me, i would be extremely grateful as i have been fighting with this thing for 3 days and can't find any information

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