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  1. #1

    Help!

    Hi All,
    the other board I go to has a tough question which niether I or the other fellow have been able to crack - and it is certainly not for lack of effort
    thread here:
    http://www.techimo.com/forum/showthr...threadid=10480

  2. #2

    Re: Help!

    How you doing Paul?

    Quite a saga that one. Will it be out in paperback soon?

    This was posted at LNO. (Redhat 6.2) It seems this file was missing.

    Check the file /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia. It should look something like this:

    PCMCIA=yes
    PCIC=i82365
    PCIC_OPTS=
    CORE_OPTS=
    CARDMGR_OPTS=
    Also has this person had a look at some of the included kernel documentation. I briefly had a look see and found a few that may help.

    /usr/src/linux/Documentation/networking/wavelan.txt - ray_cs.txt

    Those would seem to be related.

    The last time I installed Linux on my old laptop, nothing had to be done for pcmcia as all was configured during installation.

  3. #3

    Re: Help!

    Hi MIke,
    Doing good here - Yes we have been working at it for quite a while...
    I knew you would be the first guy to respond, I should have just pm'ed you
    Thanks for the info from LNO - I will let you know if it helps.
    paul

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    Re: Help!

    I may have been the first to respond Paul, but I doubt what I suggested will do much good. Hope it will though. I would have pulled my hair out by now.

    These are the kernel options I figure would be required. Do you know the laptop model? I guess there is no use suggesting Google for Linux searches or the linux-laptop site as you've already tried those. Anything at Mandrake's support site or usergroup?

    #
    # Code maturity level options
    #
    CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL=y

    #
    # Loadable module support
    #
    CONFIG_MODULES=y
    CONFIG_MODVERSIONS=y ** Would this help the unresolved symbols ??
    CONFIG_KMOD=y

    #
    # Network device support
    #
    CONFIG_NETDEVICES=y

    #
    # Networking options
    #
    CONFIG_NETFILTER=y
    CONFIG_UNIX=y
    CONFIG_INET=y

    Below are from the default kernel config (which I would not normally enable) from the new OpenLinux 3.1.1 which I installed this morning. (2.4.13 kernel) I'm not sure if any of those would help.

    #
    # PCMCIA/CardBus support
    #
    CONFIG_PCMCIA=m
    CONFIG_CARDBUS=y
    CONFIG_I82092=y
    CONFIG_I82365=y
    CONFIG_TCIC=y

    #
    # Wireless Pcmcia cards support
    #
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_HERMES=m
    CONFIG_AIRO_CS=m
    CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS=y


    # PCMCIA network device support
    #
    CONFIG_NET_PCMCIA=y
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_3C589=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_3C574=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_FMVJ18X=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_PCNET=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_NMCLAN=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_SMC91C92=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_XIRC2PS=m
    CONFIG_ARCNET_COM20020_CS=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_IBMTR=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_XIRCOM=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_XIRTULIP=m
    CONFIG_NET_PCMCIA_RADIO=y
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_RAYCS=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_NETWAVE=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_WAVELAN=m
    CONFIG_AIRONET4500_CS=m

    Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

    <edit>

    Actually I did see this thread yesterday afternoon though I didn't figure I would be able to contribute anything helpful. Since there were no other replies (and it's my buddy Paul) why not give it a try.

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    Re: Help!

    hi mike,
    the tough thing is is that this is not a laptop and i don't think it has normal laptop services - it is a PC with a PCI card in it

    1. You have a Linksys WPC11 wireless PCMCIA card - this does not plug into a laptop computer - it plugs into a PCI card which has a slot for the PCMCIA card. This is the device which has the entry returned by lspci
    [code[
    00:09.0 Network controller: Unknown device 16ab:1102 (rev 02) [/code]

    2. This PCI card is model WDT11 and it is not getting recognized.


    I think the WDT11 is now getting recogznized... let me check out his kernel config - we have been working with that. Thanks man!

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    Re: Help!

    Yeah I was reading about those kernel versions thing last night, I tried redoing a kernel but ended up at a 2 meg kernel that didn't work ;D
    I just got a kernel config from pb, and will give it a shot tonight when I get home from work, will also check your suggestions md

    The help is much appreciated, I haven't gone all white hair... yet!!

  7. #7

    Re: Help!

    With all the talk about pcmcia, card services, docking stations etc., I figured you were working on a wireless pcmcia card for a laptop.

    All I can find in my default kernel config that seems to do with wireless pcmcia cards are

    #
    # Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)
    #
    CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y
    CONFIG_STRIP=m
    CONFIG_WAVELAN=m
    CONFIG_ARLAN=m
    CONFIG_AIRONET4500=m
    CONFIG_AIRONET4500_NONCS=m
    CONFIG_AIRONET4500_PNP=y
    CONFIG_AIRONET4500_PCI=y
    # CONFIG_AIRONET4500_ISA is not set
    # CONFIG_AIRONET4500_I365 is not set
    CONFIG_AIRONET4500_PROC=m
    CONFIG_AIRO=m
    CONFIG_HERMES=m
    CONFIG_PLX_HERMES=m

    #
    # Wireless Pcmcia cards support
    #
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_HERMES=m
    CONFIG_AIRO_CS=m
    CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS=y

    #
    # PCMCIA network device support
    #
    CONFIG_NET_PCMCIA=y
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_3C589=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_3C574=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_FMVJ18X=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_PCNET=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_NMCLAN=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_SMC91C92=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_XIRC2PS=m
    CONFIG_ARCNET_COM20020_CS=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_IBMTR=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_XIRCOM=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_XIRTULIP=m
    CONFIG_NET_PCMCIA_RADIO=y
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_RAYCS=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_NETWAVE=m
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_WAVELAN=m
    CONFIG_AIRONET4500_CS=m

    #
    # PCMCIA character devices
    #
    CONFIG_PCMCIA_SERIAL_CS=m
    CONFIG_MWAVE=m

    I'll keep looking.

  8. #8

    Re: Help!

    You've gone through all the Google search results for 'Linksys WPC11'?

    http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&q=...=Google+Search

    Nothing there that helps?

    We might have to call out the troups. Paul... Do you have Craig's number?

  9. #9

    Re: Help!

    LOL - we had been working on it so long at techimo i had about given up on any new ideas - hence i posted over here to do excatly that - bring in the troops (thats *you* md )

    I definatlely missed that particular google page - except we did look at www.practicallynetworked.com - also i found a nice debian mailing list which i was almost positive would do the trick. I have craig's emial address, but since vass is not using a debian system he may not be willing...

    hey vass - welcome to LinuxJunior!


  10. #10

    Re: Help!

    You do know I was kidding about Craig? Though his knowledge is light years beyond mine.

    Those Google links do look promising since others have had success with the very same wireless card.

    I'm going to sign-off for the night. I fell asleep at 8:30 last night and woke up at 10:30 p.m. Been up ever since so I think it's time for dinner and a early night.

    Good luck to both of you. I hope to read here in the morning that all is working.

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