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Old 03-09-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
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Cisco 340 PCMCIA problem


I'm having some trouble with my Cisci 340 PCMCIA wireless card. I have redhat 8.0 on an IBM X30 thinkpad, and it works fine with the default kernel. I compiled 2.4.20 and it doesn't work. When I plug the card in I get the following error in dmesg:

airo: Probing for PCI adapters
airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
airo register interrupt 0 failed, rc -16
airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation succeeded

If I do anything like iwconfig, the adapter doesn't show up. I can't find anything about what interrupt 0 is, nor the rc -16 which I assume is the error code.

I've also compiled pcmcia-cs-3.2.4 with the latest cisco drivers which successfully installs (or so it says) but it still doesn't work.

The card still works in 2.4.18 that came with rh8.0 though

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 05:01 PM   #2
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You probably compiled pcmci support into the kernel, but not enough of it: Under Networking devices, there are 2 subsets wireless to compile in as modules...

pcmcia-cs isn't going to make (or more to the point, won't use), its own modules unless your kernel .config has in-kernel pcmcia turned off.

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Old 03-13-2003, 05:25 PM   #3
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I have no idea. I compiled 2.4.19 which works fine, so I'm sticking to that.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 03:50 PM   #4
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Smile airo register interrupt 0 failed, rc -16

Possable sollution.

I had a similar problem.

It seems the Aironet cards is 16bit (not Cardbus) you must sellect ISA support in the kernel for the cards to be recognized.
(Under General setup)

Hope it helps.

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Old 06-22-2003, 05:48 PM   #5
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Wow this is an old thread. I solved the problem by copying the 2.4.19 airo.c code over to the 2.4.20 source and that worked... maybe it is fixed in 2.4.21 but I haven't tried it yet.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 09:22 AM   #6
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I just tried the ISA thing and it worked! Thanks.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 04:08 PM   #7
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Old 07-28-2003, 05:28 PM   #8
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Re: Summary...

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What is the cleanest way to take a "stock" RedHat 8.0 or 9.0 workstation and get PCMCIA Airo 340 support?

Is a kernel rebuild required?
Plug in the card.

Redhat 8.0 shipped with 2.4.18, RH 9 with 2.4.20, the airo_cs module that covers the 340 has been in-kernel since around 2.4.7.

What problems are you having? Is the module loading on card insertion? two matched beeps.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
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Old 07-29-2003, 02:57 PM   #10
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Hmmm... which driver are you using? the one supplied by cisco or the normal kernel driver? Also, is this with WEP on or off, best to try open air to start with then work up from there, also, could you post in the specific BAP error?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 07-29-2003, 08:38 PM   #11
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:48 PM   #12
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The laptop is trying to load the orinoco driver for the dwl-650, which is probably one of the last DWL-650s... so its either a brand new firmware prism3 chipset, which just means updating the orinoco_cs driver, or its actually a realtek 8180 card... two problems now, for the DWL-650, let's make certain its a prism card, what's the output of: "/sbin/cardctl ident"

As for the cisco, I poked over to the sourceforge site about the kid: http://sourceforge.net/projects/airo-linux

as well as googled through to some lkml entries and this seems to be a new problem, somewhat rare though, and I can't find a solution.
However, from here:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-wireless.shtml

you should be able to wander to the download of Cisco's own wireless Linux driver, according to Jean's page:

http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_...s.drivers.html

It seems to be derived from the kernel driver and even shares the same name... which is a bit of a hastle.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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