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Old 04-05-2004, 02:38 PM   #1
avram
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Question which wireless driver?


I am trying to get my Compaq Armada 1592DMT online using an obscure WLAN-b card from a company called "Wistron NeWeb Corporation"
I am using the light-gui version of Morphix.

when I type cardctl ident I get this output:
product info: "Realtek", "Rtl8139"
manfid: 0x0000, 0x024c
function: 6 (network)

After a bit of googling I discovered that the linux driver called "8139too" was for the Rtl8139 chipset - so I tried typing modprobe 8139too and got this output:

/lib/modules/2.4.21-xfs/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: init_module: No such device
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/2.4.21-xfs/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-xfs/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.21-xfs/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: insmod 8139too failed

Are there some extra parameters that I need to include? or is my card not supported by this driver?

Any help/suggestions appreciated
 
Old 04-05-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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actually, the realtek 8139 chipset is a chipset for ethernet devices!

i suppose cardctl tells you something about an ethernet device of your machine.

could you paste the output of lspci here?

edit: the wlan chipset directory might be useful, it contains information about the chipsets wlan devices use:
http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz

Last edited by golloza; 04-05-2004 at 03:12 PM.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for link golloza - I found my card there with this info:

VENDOR WLAN TYPE PRODUCT ID HOST I/F CHIPSET ...
Wistron 802.11b CB-200B Cardbus Realtek ...

And here is the output from lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: OPTi Inc. 82C701 [FireStar Plus] (rev 32)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: OPTi Inc. 82C700 [FireStar] (rev 31)
00:10.0 USB Controller: Compaq Computer Corporation ZFMicro Chipset USB (rev 06)
00:11.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1131 (rev 01)
00:11.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1131 (rev 01)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: Chips and Technologies F68554 HiQVision (rev a2)
00:14.0 IDE interface: OPTi Inc. 82C825 [Firebridge 2] (rev 30)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 8180 (rev 20)
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:48 PM   #4
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Hmmm... Let me try to format that info from the site better:

VENDOR: Wistron
WLAN TYPE: 802.11b
PRODUCT ID: CB-200B
HOST I/F: Cardbus
CHIPSET: Realtek
 
  


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