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plasmaboy 11-08-2005 08:50 AM

FC4, 3 Intersil Prism2 cards (orinoco_cs), all get same errors overnight
 
So,

I was working one evening, next morning my wireless card didn't get an ip, but instead came up "link failed". Dmesg shows many errors, here are a few excerpts:

eth1: IRQ handler is looping too much! Resetting.

hermes @ 00010140: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010140: Card removed while issuing command 0x0011.

eth1: error -16 disabling MAC port
eth1: error -16 configuring card

eth1: error -110 configuring card
eth1: error -110 disabling MAC port

These messages will repeat sometimes hundreds of times for every dhcp attempt.

I have two machines, and now none of my 3 cards function on either one though I've used them for 2 years in the case of one, 9 months in the case of the other, and the third is a brand-new replacement. They all report being PRISM2 cards from the orinoco_cs drivers.

The most interesting part was when I tried to compile and run the latest kernel (2.6.14). I booted and same issues- same errors. Rebooted to my older Fedora stock kernel (2.6.13 series I believe) and viola, wireless worked again. Next reboot- no wireless.

I most recently just tried a from scratch install of FC4 again (on both machines), same symptoms on all 3 cards.

I've found people with similar errors on the web, but none with even remotely recent kernels. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
ben

plasmaboy 11-29-2005 10:52 PM

continued
 
Just for the record, here's the dmesg output when card services are started and skips a bit to where the errors start.


cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x4ff: excluding 0x1e0-0x1e7 0x200-0x207 0x220-0x22f 0x330-0x33f 0x388-0x38f 0x408-0x40f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x4ff: excluding 0x1e0-0x1e7 0x200-0x207 0x220-0x22f 0x330-0x33f 0x388-0x38f 0x408-0x40f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x4ff: excluding 0x1e0-0x1e7 0x200-0x207 0x220-0x22f 0x330-0x33f 0x388-0x38f 0x408-0x40f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
orinoco 0.15rc2 (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, et al)
orinoco_cs 0.15rc2 (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, et al)
eth1: Hardware identity 0005:0004:0005:0000
eth1: Station identity 001f:0001:0008:000a
eth1: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.10
eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
eth1: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
eth1: WEP supported, 104-bit key
eth1: MAC address 00:02:2D:87:0D:4E
eth1: Station name "HERMES I"
eth1: ready
eth1: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 11, io 0x0100-0x013f
...
...
eth1: IRQ handler is looping too much! Resetting.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while waiting for command 0x0011 completion.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0011.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0002.
eth1: Error -19 disabling MAC port
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while waiting for command 0x0011 completion.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0011.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0002.
eth1: Error -19 disabling MAC port
application mixer_applet2 uses obsolete OSS audio interface
audit(:0): major=252 name_count=0: freeing multiple contexts (1)
audit(:0): major=113 name_count=0: freeing multiple contexts (2)
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0011.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
eth1: Error -110 setting MAC address
eth1: Error -110 configuring card
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
eth1: Error -110 setting MAC address
eth1: Error -110 configuring card
printk: 7 messages suppressed.
hermes @ 00010100: Card removed while issuing command 0x0021.
eth1: Error -110 setting MAC address
eth1: Error -110 configuring card

A couple of more notes:

[root@hapipepu ben]# ifconfig eth1 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Connection timed out
[root@hapipepu ben]# cardctl insert 0
ioctl(): Device or resource busy
[root@hapipepu ben]# cardctl info 0
PRODID_1="TOSHIBA"
PRODID_2="Wireless LAN Card"
PRODID_3="Version 01.01"
PRODID_4=""
MANFID=0156,0002
FUNCID=6
[root@hapipepu ben]# cardctl eject 0
[root@hapipepu ben]# (i.e. no error on eject)

after an insert:
[root@hapipepu ben]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 19
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 17.
Some things may be broken...

eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"" Nickname:"HERMES I"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=0/92 Signal level=134/153 Noise level=134/153
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Try to bring up the interface:
[root@hapipepu ben]# ifup eth1

Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?
[root@hapipepu ben]# iwconfig eth1
eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"" Nickname:"hapipepu"
Mode:Managed Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
RTS thr:off
Encryption key:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:134 Noise level:134
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

Also, i'm solely using a toshiba portege 3505. i gave up on the other machine.

Anyone have any ideas? It's driving me nuts. Weeks and weeks trying with 2 different cards (one of my 3 was found to actually not work...) both getting the same errors. I've tried about everything I can think of with disabling other hardware, changing pcmcia resources, completely manual configuration, nada.

thanks,
ben

plasmaboy 12-01-2005 07:29 PM

more
 
before doing and ifup eth1 or a dhclient eth1, iwconfig eth1 shows:

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 19
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 17.
Some things may be broken...

eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"" Nickname:"HERMES I"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=0/92 Signal level=134/153 Noise level=134/153
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


Afterward, iwconfig shows:

eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"leaky" Nickname:"hapipepu.benhall.com"
Mode:Managed Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
RTS thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:134 Noise level:134
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

Which of course is a lot fewer entries.

-ben


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