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Old 03-15-2003, 10:48 AM   #31
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Ok, guys, I've got an MA401RA and am using RH80. I've appied the
hack to /etc/pcmcia/config, using orinoco_cs and all seems fine (two beeps, DHCP, ping, web, ssh, ftp, etc.).

But...

After a while, and especially under heavy load, the thing locks up. I ctrl-alt-F1 out to my console and see a barage of:

"eth1: error -110 writing descriptor to BAP"

It spews this to the screen so fast I can't do much else, but if I blindly log in as root and restart the network (service network restart) it's OK for a little while...

Any ideas?
 
Old 03-15-2003, 03:44 PM   #32
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This a timeout waiting for the firmware to respond, the problem has been mostly licked in the .13x version of the driver, you've got v.11b. You can download the new one from here:

http://ozlabs.org/people/dgibson/dldwd/

There's also an entry in hermes.conf for the MA401 now, but two matching entries won't matter, I don't think...

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 03-17-2003, 03:14 PM   #33
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Great! Thanks, Finegan. Got and built the newer (.13c) version of the module and it seems to be working much better.

Out of curiousity, is there a way to get version info for a module (either from the .o file or the loaded module)? I checked man pages for lsmod, modinfo, etc., but to no avail. Modinfo comes close, (name, author, description, etc.) but no version.

Thanks for the help...
 
Old 03-17-2003, 03:46 PM   #34
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Yes, no, depends if it comes compiled striped. No matter how you compile orinoco, it barfs a line into "dmesg", as well as /var/log/(syslog or messages), every time it loads. That's the convention at least, but most people don't stick with it.

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Old 03-23-2003, 03:32 PM   #35
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Smile

I have a Linksys Wireless USB Adaptor.

Can anybody help me please ?

Thanks,

Jerry
 
Old 03-23-2003, 03:41 PM   #36
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The WUSB11, if its a v2.6, its an atmel chipset evidently...

atmelwlandriver.sourceforge.net

If its an earlier one its a prism2 USB device and is covered by the linux-wlan.net driver set:

www.linux-wlan.net

Make certain you have a compiler installed, check back if you get stuck.

Cheers.

Finegan
 
Old 03-23-2003, 05:40 PM   #37
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Thanks finegan for your help !

I'm not even a newbie so can you please guide me through the steps you suggested, Please ?
 
Old 03-23-2003, 06:05 PM   #38
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Well first, which version of the WUSB11 do you have, this way we can figure out which driver set you will need. Second, what distrobution are you using. Third, did you install a compiler? Open a console, a terminal, whatever gives you a command line and type:

gcc -v

Cheers,

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Old 03-23-2003, 07:53 PM   #39
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Hi,

I'm yet another newbie to Linux having lots of fun with my Netgear MA401RA wireless card in Red Hat 8.0

I've managed to get as far as adding the lines to the PCMCIA config file. After restarting, I just get the one bad beep when PCMCIA starts, and the message that orinoco_cs couldn't work because the device isn't present.

I'm stuck there. Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

Andy

Last edited by MacMonkey; 03-23-2003 at 07:57 PM.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 07:44 AM   #40
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Finegan, I tried out the things you had asked me to.

I have Linksys Wireless USB Adaptor v 2.6
(I dont know if it is WUSB11)

I am using Mandrake 9.1 RC2.

I havent installed any compiler. As you said, I tried that command and it shows the following:

[jerry@localhost jerry]$
bash: gcc: command not found

Whats my next step ?

thanks,

Jerry
 
Old 03-24-2003, 05:46 PM   #41
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Quote:
Originally posted by MacMonkey
Hi,

I'm yet another newbie to Linux having lots of fun with my Netgear MA401RA wireless card in Red Hat 8.0

If you're getting a logged "device not present", I doubt you actually have an MA401RA. See if the following command:

/sbin/cardctl ident

Spits out the MA401RA listing on this (more or less):

http://ozlabs.org/people/dgibson/dldwd/hermes.conf

If They're not the same, post what you've got. If they actually are the same, then you probably have the syntax slightly wrong in your modification to the config file... just remove your changes and copy hermes.conf there into /etc/pcmcia.

Quote:
Jerryhussain
I have Linksys Wireless USB Adaptor v 2.6
(I dont know if it is WUSB11)
Okeydokey.

Atmel,

You're running an release candidate Mandrake, you're a maniac, but in a good way. First, install gcc, just use the Mandrake GUI software manager tool, type in gcc, install everything it suggests and all the dependencies... also, you're going to need the kernel source on there too... That's going to suck down some serious megage, about 400 between those two chunks... basically you're installing all of the development software. This driver is beta, they don't make much easy for you.

Then download this package:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ease_id=128821

atmelwlandriver.2.1.1.tar.bz2

And of course they use bunzip just to confuse the issue, try the following, as root, from the command line:

cd /wherever/you/downloaded/it
bunzip2 atmelwlandriver.2.1.1.tar.bz2
tar xvf atmelwlandriver.2.1.1.tar
cd atmelwlandriver.2.1.1
make config
(now we answer the questions)
When it asks make all, just answer yes and see if we can get by with that.

make all
make install

Now, how this thing works... I really have no idea, I've built this driver before to help others, but I've never actually had to use it with a USB device, pcmcia yes... but that works under an entirely different method...

The README file in the directory explains it very well, and I don't think there are in pitfalls it doesn't describe, but there might...

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 03-24-2003, 06:09 PM   #42
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A Zillion Thanks Finegan !

I'll try that and get back to you with the results. I am really very happy that you are helping me out so detailly. Thanks again.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 07:56 PM   #43
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Finegan,

Thanks for your advice so far.

I typed in /sbin/cardctl ident and got:

Socket 0:
product info "NETGEAR MA401RA Wireless PC", "Card", "ISL37300P", "Eval-RevA"
manfid: 0x000b, 0x7300
function: 6 (network)
Socket 1:
no product info available

I removed my additions to the config file in /etc/pcmcia, copied the hermes.conf file to /etc/pcmcia and restarted, but I still only get one unhappy beep when PCMCIA starts.

Have I missed something really simple, yet important?

Cheers,

Andy
 
Old 03-24-2003, 08:00 PM   #44
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Probably not, now the issue is probably with pcmcia, what's the error in dmesg? )Please just paste in the chunk regarding the pcmcia and orinoco loads...) Also, what's in /var/log/messages?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 03-24-2003, 08:17 PM   #45
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dmesg gives this lot out:

hermes.c: 5 Apr 2002 David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
unloading Kernel Card Services
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
PCI: Assigned IRQ 10 for device 00:0a.0
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0a.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:0d.0
Yenta IRQ list 0a98, PCI irq10
Socket status: 30000010
Yenta IRQ list 0a98, PCI irq10
Socket status: 30000006
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: excluding 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff
cs: memory probe 0x60000000-0x60ffffff: clean.
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:10.0
maestro: Configuring ESS Maestro 2E found at IO 0x3100 IRQ 5
maestro: subvendor id: 0x31011558
maestro: not attempting power management.
maestro: AC97 Codec detected: v: 0x83847600 caps: 0x6940 pwr: 0xf
maestro: 1 channels configured.
maestro: version 0.15 time 13:45:17 Sep 4 2002
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
hdc: ATAPI DVD-ROM drive, 256kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
hermes.c: 5 Apr 2002 David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>
orinoco.c 0.11b (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au> and others)
orinoco_cs.c 0.11b (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au> and others)

just a sec whilst i get the log
 
  


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