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Old 03-05-2005, 05:45 AM   #1
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suse 9.1 vs. pcmcia ethernet card

hi there,

i recently updated the linux distro on my laptop from suse 8.0
to 9.1 to get my pcmcia wlan card running. all went well, except that
i can't use my pcmcia ethernet card any more. The latter worked
flawlessy with both 8.0 and during the networked installation of the
9.1 distro (my lappy doesn't have a bootable cd-rom drive), so this is
kind of bizarre.

the card in question is labelled "Edimax 10baseT/100baseTX mobile
network adapter" and has an asix ax88190 chipset, which is appearantly
handled by the axnet_cs driver:

[lsmod | grep axnet]

axnet_cs 16516 1
ds 17284 5 axnet_cs
pcmcia_core 61636 3 axnet_cs,ds,yenta_socket

cardmgr does seem to handle the card well:


cardmgr[1252]: socket 0: Asix AX88190 Fast Ethernet
cardmgr[1252]: executing: './network start eth%d 2>&1'
cardmgr[1252]: + eth%d: error fetching interface information: Device
not found

I guess there's something wrong with /etc/pcmcia/network or with the
parameters passed to or from it - but looking at the script, I've got
to admit that it's far beyond my grasp of shell scripts.

I really appreciate any help -

thank you in advance,
Old 03-05-2005, 06:10 AM   #2
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alright, found the solution: creating a symlink called ifcfg-eth0 pointing to ifcfg-eth-bus-pcmcia solves the problem. cardmgr still spits out the error message mentioned above, but it works ...
there seems to be some confusion on suse's side regarding the naming convention of network adapters ...

Last edited by thoralf; 03-05-2005 at 06:11 AM.


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