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Old 02-19-2004, 05:19 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: KY
Distribution: Slackware 10/BSD
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Network Everywhere work around for laptop

To all,

I just installed Slack 9.1 on my Compaq Presario 1692. The install went fine but I was having issues with my Network Everywhere PCMCIA Card. I kept getting this on boot up:

Cannot use pcnet_cs
This is a AX1880
please use axnet_cs

Then I wouldn't have any connection to my local network or the internet. After a little digging on Google and looking thru the /etc files, I put 2 and 2 together and got 5.(haha)

I tried to modprobe -r pcnet_cs then modprobe axnet_cs then dmesg but again nothing.

Thru a post on a old SUSE mailing list a solution was to append my pcmcia card to the axnet_cs module in my /etc/pcmcia/conf.ops file at the bottom, ie make another entry at the bottom of the conf.ops file for the pcmcia card I was using. But that didn't make sense because the conf.ops file didn't look right to append a new entry at the bottom. So I looked at the conf file and that was the right file so I added the entry at the bottom for my PCMCIA card and binded it to axnet_cs.

Rebooted but again nothing

Then the light hit I was reading the SUSE post incorrectly, the post meant to change out the pcnet_cs with axnet_cs for my PCMCIA card. I started to look thru my /etc/pcmcia/conf file and just to let you know it is long. But there is a section which lists the ethernet pcmcia cards and what module to bind them too. I found my Network Everywhere card and changed the binding to axnet_cs.

I then rebooted my laptop an everything worked, got a IP from my dhcp server.

So if you are having an issue with your PCMCIA card and the boot message is telling you to use another module, look in your /etc/pcmcia/conf file and find your card. Then change your binding to the correct module.

There may be other ways to do this but this was my workaround, hope this helps.




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