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Old 08-26-2003, 12:17 AM   #1
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Red face ZONET ZEN1100 PCMCIA NIC in IBM 380D

Alright here it goes..... I am moderate noob so bear w/ me
I just installed RedHat 9 on IBM 380D Laptop. installation went well, sound not working yet, but that is least of problems. I picked up Zonet ZEN1100 16bit PCMCIA NIC today, installed it and it doesn't work. I don't really know where to begin, so i tried a few things. I did the following in the instructions for linux.

1. Edit /etc/pcmcia/config file modify following lines

Existing lines in document->

device "pcnet_cs"
class "network" module "net/8390, "pcnet_cs"

Add three lines->
card "PCMCIA FastEthernet"
version "PCMCIA", "FastEthernet"
bind "pcnet_cs"

2. Restart the cardmgr-

"/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart"

But NIC still does not appear to work. The green light is working on top of card itself, and i checked out as many things as possible

//During Boot up, while "Startig pcmcia", I get a low beep rather then a high beep, to signify device loading failure.

# cardctl status 0
Socket 0:
5V 16-bit PC Card
fuction 0: [ready]

# cardctl config
Socket 0:
Vcc 5.0V Vpp1 5.0V Vpp2 5.0V

# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
product info: "PCMCIA", "FastEthernet", "V", "1.0"
manfid: 0xffff, 0x1090
function: 6 (network)

# cat /var/lib/pcmcia/stab
Socket 0: empty
Socket 1: empty

This is the part that really boggles me....

//This error appears on shutdown everytime//
Stopping pcmcia : Trying to free nonexistent resource <000003e0-000003e1> unloading Kernal Card Services

p.s. Please help....
Old 08-26-2003, 11:06 PM   #2
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Darwin strikes again my friends,
Problem resolved, guess what.. It was my fault!!! in my config
file, i forgot a single "quotation mark"
lol righ... SOoo. after hours upon hours of checking every configuration file, and learning about every single command related to pcmcia support and whatnot. i checked my /var/log/messages file, and found a reference to the config file line 43.... I couldn't help but smile when i saw it... lol, sooo. all in all, i learned more this past few dayz then i have in the last month. GOD BLESS USER ERROR!! for i now know more..... Feel free and reply w/ laughter, i am ... HAHAHAHA


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