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Old 03-19-2004, 09:50 PM   #1
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so close to have my pcmcia NIC working

I did plug a linksys pcmcia ethernet card to my laptop,
did boot linux Mandrake 7.0 -> at linux boot up, I can
see "cardmgr" has detected the Linksys Etherfast network card (with no mention of irq, nor I/O).
->/sbin/cardctl status and /sbin/cardctl ident
both detect the card:
# /sbin/cardctl
socket 1:
5V 16-bit pc card
function 0: [ready],[wp]
But does not give m eany I/O and IRQ!!!!
# /sbin/cardctl ident
Socket 1:
Product info: "Linksys", "Etherfast 10/100 Integrated PC Card (PCM100), "Ver 1.0"
manfid: 0x0149, 0xc1ab
function: 6 (network)
Is the MANFID the I/O??? What about the IRQ?
How come the IRQ and I/O are not displayed?
Actually, even with "LSPCI -V", I do not get any
entry "I/O,IRQ" for my network card!
More details that tells me that I am so close to have
the pcmcia working ->
->when I run "lsmod" , I get:
pcmcia_core (used by ds i82365)
i82365 (used by 2) ..that's the module for my nic right?
->card services are running cause
when I run " ps -ef | grep cardmgr ", I get:
root 746 1 9 19:05 /sbin/cardmgr
->In /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia, I have:
BUT IN /etc/pcmcia/config, there's no exact entry
for my nic (such as it was outputted by "/sbin/cardctl ident"). Most of them are linksys e-cards, except for
the following one:
->card "Linksys Ethernet"
version "Linksys", "Combo PCMCIA Ethernet Card (EC2T)"
bind "pcnet_cs"
Actually there's an entry that caught my attention
cause it has same "MANFID" as the "CARDCTL IDENT" outputs on my system:
->card "NE2000 Compatible Ethernet"
version "Ethernet", "Adapter"
#manfid 0x0149, 0xc1ab
bind "pcnet_cs"
(What's the point of /etc/pcmcia/config? What do I need to do here? should I rely on the ne2000 entry or should I absolutely add or rely on the linksys entries. If I should rely on the ne2000 entry, should I take out the # symbol in front of manfid 0x0149, 0xc1ab ?? ??????)

What do I need to do to complete the setup
of this NIC card (for now, ifconfig has no entry for eth0)
Really sorry for all these writings.
I just need this detected NIC to be set (using ifconfig),
but am limited by the fact there's no clue of what
I/O or IRQ goes with it.

Linux Mandrake 7.0
Kernel 2.4.8
nic: linksys pcmcia etherfast 10/100 pc card (pcm100 v2)
Old 03-20-2004, 06:35 AM   #2
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Did you try just loading the driver module and see what happens? modprobe pcnet_cs should do the trick.



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