thinkpad pad, woody and a linksys wpc11 lan card
Just purchased a Linksys WPC11 wireless lan card to use with my
thinkpad. Currently running woody with kernel 2.4.16. I compiled the
kernel with the Prsim drivers as modules. hermes.o, orinoco.o and
orinoco_cs.o appear in /lib/modules.../wireless. pcmcia-cs is installed
When I insert the card into the pcmcia slot I hear one high pitched beep
followed by a lower pitch. Cardinfo sts the card has been identified as
a D-Link DWL-650 11Mps Wireless Adapter. Searches on google and debian
planet reveal conflicting statements on how to configure this card and
with which driver.
/var/log/daemon.log reveals the following
Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr: watching 2 sockets
Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr: initializing socket 0
Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr: socket 0: D-Link DWL-650 11 Mbps
Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr: executing: 'modprobe wvlan_cs'
Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr: + modprobe: Can't locate module
Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr: modprobe exited with status 255
Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr: module
/lib/modules/2.4.16/pcmcia/wvlan_cs.o not available
Dec 21 01:48:32 thinkpad cardmgr: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
Resource temporarily unavailable
How do I get this card to load the appropriate module which I assume is
I tried cardctl ident and the output was: Socket 0:
info: "Instant Wireless " , " Network PC CARD" , "Version 01.02", ""
The end of /etc/pcmcia/config sts:
#Include configuration files for add-on drivers
#Include local configuration settings
So witha text editor I created a file called linksys_wpc11.conf and
added the following:
card "Instant Wireless Network PC CARD Version 01.02"
manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
This seems to have no effect, I have been reading the docs and man
pages, but I can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Any help help or redirection to simple (i.e. newbie) documention would