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Re: thinkpad pad, woody and a linksys wpc11 lan card

On Fri, 2001-12-21 at 20:05, nick lidakis wrote:

> 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
> and
> working properly.
> 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[2024]: watching 2 sockets
> Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr[2024]: initializing socket 0
> Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr[2024]: socket 0: D-Link DWL-650 11 Mbps
> Wireless Adapter
> Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr[2024]: executing: 'modprobe wvlan_cs'
> Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr[2024]: + modprobe: Can't locate module
> wvlan_cs
> Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr[2024]: modprobe exited with status 255
> Dec 21 01:48:30 thinkpad cardmgr[2024]: module
> /lib/modules/2.4.16/pcmcia/wvlan_cs.o not available
> Dec 21 01:48:32 thinkpad cardmgr[2024]: 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
> orinoco_cs?

Looks like you're using kernel PCMCIA, but this card is defined to use a
different module with David Hinds PCMCIA package.  You're using that for
the /etc/pcmcia/config, however, so the card is being identified as a
Wavelan compatible.

I think the general approach you have been taking is right, but after
you have changed that config file you have to (A) stop and start pcmcia
support (the config is read at startup) and (B) make sure the existing
entry that points it at wvlan_cs is gone.

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