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Old 10-24-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
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Lightbulb slackware and wireless pcmcia card?


Hi guys, just installed slack on my laptop and trying to access internet. During boot up it beeps showing that something is there in the slot, but not sure if it recognizes that it's a wireless card. How due I configure this laptop to get on the internet. I tried ifconfig and netconfig. I'm anewb and don't really know awhole bunch. I had redhat installed first and it got online using the wireless pcmcia card no prob.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:03 PM   #2
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Which card are you using?
Which driver?
Use iwconfig ethx to configure the card.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:07 PM   #3
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i have linksys wpc11 ver.3...Not sure what driver. Do i have to add that package to slackware?
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:20 PM   #4
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lsmod will tell you what drivers have been loaded. I use the orinoco_cs driver for Prism cards (Linksys v3 is a Prism 3 chipset). It's already in your Slack install.
modprobe orinoco_cs
iwconfig eth0
iwconfig --help will list the setting options.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:30 PM   #5
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when I type: modprobe orinoco_cs

it displays: can't locate module orinco_cs

when I type: iwconfig eth0

it displays: eth0 no wireless extensions
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:43 PM   #6
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What do you get with:
cardctl ident ?
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:04 AM   #7
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it displays:

socket 0: no product info available

socket 1: no product info available
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:05 AM   #8
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ooops didn't card in, wait amin
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:08 AM   #9
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it didsplays this:

bash-2.05b# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
product info: "The Linksys Group, Inc.", "Instant Wireless Network PC Card", "ISL37300P", "RevA"
manfid: 0x0274, 0x1613
function: 6 (network)
Socket 1:
no product info available
bash-2.05b#
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:56 AM   #10
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Hmm. It identifies the card and you get two beeps on boot?
Not sure why it didn't find the orinoco driver.
What does lsmod show?
Grab the latest orinoco driver and install it. Then, modprobe orinoco_cs, and use iwconfig to set up the wireless parameters. Finally, put the params into your boot script.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:59 AM   #11
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bash-2.05b# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
keybdev 1952 0 (unused)
mousedev 4212 1
hid 18596 0 (unused)
usbmouse 2008 0 (unused)
input 3200 0 [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
i810_rng 2624 0 (unused)
i810-tco 3088 0 (unused)
uhci 24560 0 (unused)
usbcore 58144 1 [hid usbmouse uhci]
ohci1394 16264 0 (unused)
ieee1394 30828 0 [ohci1394]
ymfpci 41000 1
ac97_codec 9512 0 [ymfpci]
soundcore 3332 2 [ymfpci]
ds 6568 2
yenta_socket 9632 2
pcmcia_core 38112 0 [ds yenta_socket]
ide-scsi 8048 0
eepro100 19316 1
mii 2240 0 [eepro100]
bash-2.05b#
 
Old 10-25-2003, 01:09 AM   #12
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Hey man, reading through the read.me file, it stated that the driver is supplied in the latest version of Linux kernel example 2.4.*, not sure what kernel I have at the moment? Would it be easier to update my kernel to the latest? I'm a newb and have no experience with this driver stuff...
 
Old 10-25-2003, 01:20 AM   #13
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I had another question, if you have the time? just installed slack tonight and put lilo in the MBR and now XP isn't booting, all lilo see's is linux. Any way to windows back and utilize dual boot, or will I have to start over with a fresh install of each OS and boot linux with a floppy? That's how I initially did it the first time I tried dual booting...
 
Old 10-25-2003, 01:22 AM   #14
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I never thought to ask about your kernel or the Slack version. When you said that it was a new install, I assumed ... My bad.

cat /proc/version will give you your kernel version. I'd just load the driver, though. You might want to check to see what version of PCMCIA services you're running as well. 3.2.5 is the latest.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 01:25 AM   #15
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bash-2.05b# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.20 (root@midas) (gcc version 3.2.2) #2 Mon Mar 17 22:02:15 PST 2003
bash-2.05b#
 
  


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