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Re: Xircom CardBus and Kernel 2.4

On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 03:47:59PM -0500, Thomas R. Shannon wrote:
> Marc.Duerner@student.shu.ac.uk writes:
>> On Sunday 12 May 2002 02:33, you wrote:
>> This is a well known problem. I also have a i82365 controller, but the i82365
>> kernel module doesn't work. The solution is to use the undocumented 
>> yenta_socket. Goto your /etc/default/pcmcia and set:
>> PCIC=yenta_socket
>> leave the rest as it is. Now restart your card services with
>> /etc/init.d/pcmcia restart
>> and tell us what happens.
> Well, its partly fixed.  The yenta socket module loads and the card is
> recognized as a Xircom card.  Unfortunately, the card doesn't work,
> now.  That is, the ethernet connection is never established and I
> can't ping any other machines.  I actually tried rebooting just to
> make sure I'm reinitializing everything but got the same result.
> I noticed during the boot that there's an error when the xircom_cb
> module loads now.  I can't seem to find the error message in any of
> the log files or I'd post it.  I notcied that the xircom module tries
> to load before the yenta module and thought this might be the problem
> but modconf shows the module as being loaded and reloading it and
> trying /etc/pcmcia/network stop/start doesn't help.

    Admittedly, I haven't played with PC-Card stuff since the 2.3
series.  But when I did, switching to the in-kernel driver stuff
meant switching *everything*.  Your xircom_cb driver from pcmcia-cs
won't load because it is for something different.

    You might try using the kernel tulip driver (built as a module).
This is what I used for the PC Card on my now-deceased Toshiba -- it
handles PC Cards as a special case of hotplug PCI.  I think it's the
right one for the network half of you Xircom too.

    I think then the scripts in the 'hotplug' package should help in
automating the plugging and un-plugging of the cards, but I never used

Joseph Fannin

"Bull in pure form is rare; there is usually some contamination by data."
    -- William Graves Perry Jr.

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