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Old 12-29-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
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wg511 causing machine lockup

I have just installed slackware 10 and tried to get my netgear wg511 card working. I got the latest 2.6 kernel from and compiled it with yenta_socket and prism54 as modules.

When i reboot I get the following:
Starting pcmcia services
cardmgr[1979]: no sockets found!
Activating hardware detection: /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug start

The machine then locks up.

If I put the yenta in as built in the machine starts up and cardmgr claims to be watching 2 sockets. A lsmod shows that the prism54 and firware_class modules are installed but the firware_class isn't used by anything. I have no lights on the card.

The message in dmesg is:
Loading prism54 driver, version 1.2
PCI: Enabling device 0000:06:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
ACPI: PCI interupt 0000:06:00.0[A]: no GSI
eth0: could not install IRQ handler
prism54: probe of 0000:06:00.0 failed with error -5

I've found loads of references to but the site is down so was hoping someone here could help.

The machine is a Tosh tecra 8100 laptop.

I have the pcmcia-cs package installed.

I have the firmware in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/isl3890 the file is executable but i'm not sure if that is necessary or not. The agent is in /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent and is executable.

can anyone help?

Last edited by d0wn_under; 12-29-2004 at 05:05 PM.
Old 12-29-2004, 05:40 PM   #2
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Little extra info... The card is from Taiwan


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