Re: woody kernels do not support PCMCIA network card
Upon further research, I think your D-link card uses the same Intersil
Prism 2 chip that my SMC card does. If that is the case, the 2.2.18
kernel is using the wvlan driver that is part of the pcmcia-cs source
package, but not in the kernel pcmcia. You have two choices: you can
compile your kernel without pcmcia support, then compile the drivers
from the pcmcia-cs package and get the wvlan driver (which will complain
that its the wrong driver but still works), or, you can get this driver
that is the correct driver and it will work with the pcmcia-cs package
drivers and I think it will compile with the kernel drivers as well:
On Mon, 2001-12-10 at 17:14, Kent Pirkle wrote:
> Which driver does the 2.2.18pre21 kernel load for your network card?
> On Mon, 2001-12-10 at 05:20, Josef Dalcolmo wrote:
> > Dear Debian Friends!
> > I tried various installations of Woody from a set of CDs which where created
> > around Nov 9, and found some problems, I would like to report in this manner.
> > The machine was an Inspiron-5000 Laptop, with a D-link-650 PCMCIA network card
> > (compatible to NE2000).
> > None of the Woody kernels I've tried recognised my network card, so I ended up
> > with the network unconfigured after install. After playing unsuccessfully with
> > the network setup, I tried recompiling a 2.2.19 kernel with PCMCIA support and
> > also a 2.4.10 kernel (with its own PCMCIA support) - with no more success.
> > Then I tried an install from scratch with a Potato-2.2R2 CD (kernel
> > 2.2.18pre21) and it did recognise the D-link-650 network card fine, and
> > configured the network right!
> > Upgrading to woody did not change anything, the network still worked fine,
> > until I tried to upgrade the kernel too. I tried kernel packages 2.2.19
> > (vanilla), 2.2.19-???-ext3, 2.4.10-???-686, 2.4.12 (vanilla), installing them
> > with dselect. None of these kernels supported my PCMCIA based network card.
> > When I re-installed the old 2.2.18pre21 kernel, everything worked fine again.
> > Perhaps I missed something, but I would say, the newer kernels (including
> > 2.2.19) have a broken module there somewhere in the pcmcia stuff.
> > - Josef
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