Alexander Clouter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Thomas Vogels [email@example.com] wrote:
> > I have that card (netgear FA511) and failed to get it to work. The
> > card costs about $60 but to get it to work would be priceless...
> > I use woody, kernel 2.4.14 (for xfs) and the latest pcmcia-cs (from unstable)
> > along with tulip 1.1.8. When I insert the card, I get an error
> > message about no IRQ known for Pin A.
> > Oddly, I get a similar error message on another machine (desktop with
> > netgear 10/100 card), but the nic works.
> > What configuration do you use?
> > Does anybody know how to solve this IRQ issue (on a TP 600)?
> well to get the card working I needed to add an entry to /etc/pcmcia/config
> card "NetGear FA511C Fast Ethernet"
> pci 0x1317, 0x1985
> bind "tulip_cb"
> this should be added near the other netgear (FA510C) cards for consistancy.
I put that info into a separate file, 'netgear.conf', which
/etc/pcmcia/config reads in. This way, changes don't get lost with
upgrades of pcmcia-cs.
I see that you use tulip_cb. So do you use
-- the tulip_cb from pcmcia-modules?
-- tulip_cb that came on the cdrom?
-- tulip_cb from the scyld.com/networking web site?
What modules get loaded? Just 'tulip_cb' and 'cb_enabler'?
> However this won't fix your problem. My money is on you needing to edit
> /etc/pcmcia/config.opts to tell pcmcia-cs to stop using some of the probably
> already in use IRQ's (find from 'cat /proc/interupts').
The exact error message comes from the kernel:
Linux Tulip driver version 1.1.8 (June 16, 2001)
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device
tulip: : I/O region (0x0@0x0) too small, aborting
I wonder why the kernel can't find an IRQ for the card. Is this a bug
in the PCI code?
> However do you use the kernel pcmcia drivers or the pcmcia-cs pcmcia drivers,
> if you can understand what I'm trying to say :) I every now and again try to
> get the kernel drivers working *properly* and all I can get them to do is
> only work when I insert-remove-insert the card. The card has to be put in
> twice before it is noticed! If I don't use the kernel drivers there is no
I started out with the kernel drivers which support my linksys card
jsut find. When I tried to add the latest tulip driver I got tons of
unresolved symbols so I must have been doing something wrong when
> If you are having more problems send me a copy of the output of 'dmesg' and
> /proc/interupts, /proc/ioports and anything else you like.
> As for the XFS.....GOOD MAN :) None of that 'girly-man' reiserfs crud :)
> I'm running it too and everything is just peachy :)
And already needed it twice because I tried 'hotplug' support which
froze the system (dead cold and no hot plug whatsoever ;-)
> BTW my card is actually a FA510C but my flatmate has a tp770x and a FA511C
> and it works great (except for a small bug which is probably tp
> related...but thats another story), the card runs fine on my laptop :)
I wanted to buy the FA510C but could only get my hands on the FA511C...
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Vogels) Tel: (412) 268-6638 FAX: -3204