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Re: Asix AX88190 PCMCIA NIC on a laptop


> > cardmgr is supposed to first identify and beep, then configure and beep.
> > But there is only one low beep, meaning that identifying failed. Is
> > there a way i can force drivers, or identification? cardmgr says:
> >
> > cs: cb_alloc(bus 2): vendor 0x10ec, device 0x8139

I have the same card, had the same problem with the stock pcmcia-cs sources.
My card is a cheap no-name "AllNet ALL0142+" that could not be identified by 

giedi:/var/log# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  no product info available
Socket 1:
  product info: "PCMCIA", "Fast-Ethernet", "", ""
  manfid: 0xffff, 0x1090
  function: 6 (network)

Important are the product info and manfid lines. I had to manually add the 
following lines to /etc/pcmcia/config:

card "PCMCIA Fast-Ethernet"
  version "PCMCIA", "Fast-Ethernet"
  manfid 0xffff, 0x1090
  bind "axnet_cs"

After restarting pcmcia services the card was recognized. The puzzle was how 
the card could be identified by cardmgr through version and manfid strings 
and binding the axnet_cs driver to it. The "card" line can consist of an 
arbitrary string like "ASIX AX88190 based card".

There already several entries for a Asix AX88190-based card in 
/etc/pcmcia/config; try to build one yourself that matches the information 
from "cardctl ident" output, especially manfid and version. Restart pcmcia 
and hopefully the card gets identified.

 Frank Trenkamp                           ftrenkam at uos.de
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