Wireless PCMCIA on a dell 2500 - Portable

This is a discussion on Wireless PCMCIA on a dell 2500 - Portable ; I have a problem with a 3com OfficeConnect CardBus Wireless card and a dell inpiron 2500. Here's what I do: modprobe yenta_socket modprobe ds modprobe pci_hotplug dmesg: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22 options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm] Yenta IRQ list 0898, ...

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  1. Wireless PCMCIA on a dell 2500

    I have a problem with a 3com OfficeConnect CardBus Wireless card and a dell
    inpiron 2500. Here's what I do:

    modprobe yenta_socket
    modprobe ds
    modprobe pci_hotplug

    dmesg:

    Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
    options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
    Yenta IRQ list 0898, PCI irq5
    Socket status: 30000006
    Yenta IRQ list 0898, PCI irq5
    Socket status: 30000006
    pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5

    I start pcmcia-cs with '/etc/init.d/pcmcia start':
    * Starting pcmcia...
    cardmgr[3701]: watching 2 sockets

    dmesg:
    cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x3f8-0x3ff
    0x4d0-0x4d7
    cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.

    Insert 3com card and 'carctl status' report:

    cardctl status
    Socket 0:
    no card
    Socket 1:
    no card

    Then I do 'cardctl insert', dmesg:

    cs: cb_alloc(bus 3): vendor 0x10b7, device 0x6000
    PCI: Enabling device 03:00.0 (0000 -> 0003)
    uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
    uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1

    cardctl status:

    Socket 0:
    3.3V CardBus card
    function 0: [ready]
    Socket 1:
    no card

    But when I do 'cardctl ident' I get:

    Socket 0:
    no product info available
    Socket 1:
    no product info available

    No beeps, no lights on card... Any ideas? Is it a problem with Dell PCMCIA,
    or is it about 3com Cardbus?

    Thanks, LeChuck

  2. Re: Wireless PCMCIA on a dell 2500

    LeChuck wrote:
    > I have a problem with a 3com OfficeConnect CardBus Wireless card and a dell
    > inpiron 2500. Here's what I do:


    > modprobe yenta_socket
    > modprobe ds
    > modprobe pci_hotplug


    pci_hotplug is for hot plug PCI controllers and you don't have one.

    > Then I do 'cardctl insert', dmesg:


    > cs: cb_alloc(bus 3): vendor 0x10b7, device 0x6000
    > PCI: Enabling device 03:00.0 (0000 -> 0003)
    > uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
    > uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1


    Verify that you have an up-to-date copy of the linux-hotplug package;
    it seems to have decided to load modules for some other PCI devices
    in your system, rather than for your 3Com card. It is likely that it
    does not know what driver is needed for the 3Com card (I don't know
    what driver either). Assuming you've got it, try loading it with
    "modprobe".

    > But when I do 'cardctl ident' I get:


    > Socket 0:
    > no product info available
    > Socket 1:
    > no product info available


    That's not particularly unusual for a CardBus card.

    -- Dave

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