Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-15-2003, 07:22 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: new york
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question help - wireless card no longer recognized?

For several months I was a happy camper using redhat 8.1 on an ibm thinkpad t23 with an orinoco wireless data card.

One day recently, after starting up from sleep mode,the machine hung. On reboot, it couldn't get past the pcmcia support. I chkconfig'd the pcmcia support out in order to get something going, then after booting, played with various things, upto and including uninstalling the pcmcia rpm and re-installing. No luck - pcmcia support hangs the boot process.

Today I installed redhat 9. Now it will boot with pcmcia, but it pretends the card is not there. Cannot activate network eth1. I know the hardware is good because when I boot the machine in windoze mode, the wireless connection works just fine.

Where do I start debugging this? Any help appreciated.
Old 06-15-2003, 09:03 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: new york
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
This seems like it might be at the root of the problem. Ideas as to how to fix?

# modprobe orinoco_cs
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o: init_module: Operation not permitted
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o: insmod orinoco_cs failed

# insmod orinoco_cs
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.o: unresolved symbol register_pccard_driver_R1c442d6c
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.o: unresolved symbol CardServices_Re4eef0a4
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.o: unresolved symbol unregister_pccard_driver_Rdb348cd2

and dmesg reports
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
unloading Kernel Card Services


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pci wireless card not recognized mpo Linux - Wireless Networking 3 04-15-2005 04:50 PM
Wireless card no longer recognized in Linux pmehta1613 Linux - Wireless Networking 12 10-28-2003 11:18 PM
Built-in wireless card no longer recognized pmehta1613 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 7 10-16-2003 11:23 PM
smc wireless card not recognized quark Linux - Newbie 1 08-23-2003 07:52 AM
wireless card not recognized as eth1 mpo Linux - Wireless Networking 42 04-23-2003 07:13 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration