Re: PCMCIA / Kernel Bothers
Firstly, a huge thanks to Osman -- You started the ball rolling for me
again, I was getting close to giving up for a while.
I changed the appropriate file to say yenta_socket, and the yenta
module was loaded as expected. At first, this was no different than
changing the BIOS option from 'Auto Select' to 'Cardbus/16 bit' - It
brought up the PCMCIA interfaces but they were not in a useable state,
and when they were initialised, there was no beep-beep as expected. No
beeps at all.
However, I noticed that the Debian config in /etc/init.d/pcmcia uses
the switch 'cardmgr -C' which (at least for my version of cardmgr) is
invalid. Editing this file and replacing -C with -c finally brought the
beeps I wanted to hear to my ears. Well, almost.
I have 2 PCMCIA slots on my Portege 7000CT, Both appear to run on IRQ
11 (PCI BUS). Once PCMCIA slot 0 initialises, it can't initialise slot
1 (Error is: orinoco_cs: RequestIRQ: Resource in use).
Just in case this is relevant, my cards (and their allocation) is as
Card 0: Multifunction 3Com 3c589 10mbps NIC & 33.6K Modem
Card 1: US Robotics 11mbps Wireless Card (orinoco chipset)
Again, my thanks.
Osman Zorba Said (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> I had similar problem with ThinkPad 600E and solved the problem by
> changing PCIC in /etc/default/pcmcia to PCIC="yenta_socket".
> Hope it helps.
> On Sun, 2003-09-07 at 20:15, Alistair J Ross wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> > Just joined the list so please go easy on me!
> > I've been working around a week so far on and off trying to sole the
> > current problem I have, it is thus:
> > I am running Debian Woody 2.4.18-bf24 (stock kernel which came with the
> > distro). Needing the use of my Wireless card I set about installing a
> > Kernel so that I can add in the orinoco patches to enable me to tell my
> > wifi card I want to change channels. I downloaded 2.4.18-i686 sources
> > from aptitude and went about installing the kernel. I'm pretty well
> > versed in such actions so this isn't really a bother. However I've
> > never really dabbled with PCMCIA before.
> > Anyways, the short story is 2.4.18-bf24 works with PCMCIA fine, and
> > 2.4.18-i1686 can't start up PCMCIA == it simply can't recognise the
> > controller. The controller is on a Toshiba Portege 7000CT with a ToPiC
> > 97 .
> > I've read over all of the documentation at the pcmcia-cs web site and
> > read over the particular woes that say that the Topic97 is bothersome,
> > but it obviously works on the bf24 kernel, so why not on the new
> > kernel.
> > Here is a bit of debugging for you:
> > skywalker kernel: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
> > skywalker kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
> > skywalker kernel: Intel PCIC probe: not found.
> > skywalker kernel: ds: no socket drivers loaded!
> > (that's on the 2.4.18 -- not working kernel)
> > This is the bf-24 kernel:
> > kywalker kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.33
> > skywalker kernel: kernel build: 2.4.18-bf2.4 #1 Son Apr 14 09:53:28 CEST
> > 2002
> > skywalker kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
> > skywalker kernel: Intel ISA/PCI/CardBus PCIC probe:
> > skywalker kernel: PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0b.0
> > skywalker kernel: PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0b.1
> > skywalker kernel: Toshiba ToPIC97 rev 05 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:0b,
> > mem 0x10000000
> > skywalker kernel: host opts : [slot 0xd0] [ccr 0x11] [cdr 0x86]
> > [rcr 0x02] [pci irq 11] [lat 168/176] [bus 20/20]
> > skywalker kernel: host opts : [slot 0xd0] [ccr 0x21] [cdr 0x86]
> > [rcr 0x02] [pci irq 11] [lat 168/176] [bus 21/21]
> > skywalker kernel: ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,7,10,12,15 PCI status
> > changes
> > skywalker kernel: cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
> > skywalker kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding
> > 0x170-0x177 0x220-0x22f 0x2f8-0x2ff 0x330-0x337 0x370-0x37f
> > 0x4d0-0x4d7
> > And so on...
> > I've tried switching the bios to cardbus or pcic rather than auto,
> > but no luck there either, I get PCMCIA to start on the 2.4.18 kernel
> > but it just shows the cards in an un-working state.
> > I also tried the lilo option pci=biosirq
> > Does anyone have any ideas? I'd be very very grateful.
> > Regards,
> > Alistair Ross
> > -
> > The glances over cocktails That seemed to be so sweet,
> > Don't seem quite so amorous Over Shredded Wheat ;)
> > Alistair J. Ross
> > IT Consultancy, Internet & Open Source Specialist
> > Tel: 0702 112 8458 / 0870 748 4346
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The glances over cocktails That seemed to be so sweet,
Don't seem quite so amorous Over Shredded Wheat ;)
Alistair J. Ross
IT Consultancy, Internet & Open Source Specialist
Tel: 0702 112 8458 / 0870 748 4346