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Old 04-11-2004, 05:37 AM   #1
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Rtl8180 and Belkin F5D6020 ver 3

Hello all,

I have a Belkin F5D6020 ver 3 wireless card.

This card use a Realtek 8180 chipset.

If I make a cardctl ident, I have :
Socket 0:
product info: "Realtek", "Rtl8180"
manfid: 0x0000, 0x024c
function: 6 (network)

When I put the card in the pcmcia slot, I have this in the /var/log/syslog :
cs: cb_alloc(bus 2): vendor 0x1799, device 0x6020
PCI: Enabling device 02:00.0 (0000 -> 0003)

So I have downloaded the Rtl8180 module at the realtek website, I try to compile.

Firstly I have try modifying the r8180_pci_init.c (line 59) with 0x1799 and 0x6020.
When I try insmod -f rtl8180_24x.o, I have a segfault apparently du to a conflict with agpgart. So I remove rmmod agpgart and try again, but segfault with jds (if I remeber).

A this point, I have try to recompile the rtl8180 module using other values in rt8180_pci_init.c. I have try with value return by the cardctl ident (0x0000 and 0x024c).
Now the module load but no device found

I use Debian Sid with a 2.4.25 kernel.

Someone has an idea ?

Old 04-13-2004, 01:12 PM   #2
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I have exactly the same problem with a rtl8180 card.
I have tried Debian with kernel 2.4.18, 2.4.25 and 2.4.20 - as it is suggested on the realtek home page - with gcc 2.95, gcc.2.96, and the suggested 3.2.2
always Seg.Fault while iwpriv wlan0 enable
Finally I tried RedHat 9, but with the same result. If IO_FLAGS was set to RTL_MEM_MAP, the driver could be loaded but the card was not worked...
If you have further info. plz notify me.

Old 04-19-2004, 10:54 AM   #3
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I have compiled a 2.4.20 kernel from sources.

I have compiled the realtek module (this one design for the 2.4.20 kernel).

It load with only a warning.

I have made modification on the wlanup script (which made different call of iwpriv) provide by with the realtek module and launch it, all go right.

I use the infra mode with an AP.

If someone want more information about this, send me a mail ( or post here.



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