RE: PCMCIA wireless on kernel 2.6
What's been working for me so far:
- Build your kernel 2.6.8
- install the pcmcia_cs sources from sf.net
- just run the >configure< of the pcmcia_cs sources
(The 2.6 relies on the pcmcia kernel infrastructure: don't
build anything here.)
- get the wlan-ng sources and build the >prism< modules
Hope this helps,
> As far as I understand the documentation, the 2632W should be
> by the orinoco_cs driver. (It's the old version of the card, of circa
> 2001 or so, not the new Atmel based one.) This driver is built, and I
> can load it with modprobe, but to no further effect.
> I'm using the yenta driver for the PCMCIA subsystem itself.
> This driver
> loads ok, according to the boot messages, although I'm not
> entirely sure
> that I have a yenta socket. In my previous (kernel 2.4)
> installation of
> the same laptop, the PCMCIA driver was some "i.....", where
> ... was some
> string of numbers. lspci reports the PCMCIA controller as "CardBus
> bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1220 (rev 02)".
> The yenta driver can't be all wrong, though, because my cardbus
> Tulip-based ethernet card is recognised and loaded properly
> (up to the
> point that I can see the network interface with ifconfig).
> I'm thoroughly confused about the whole process of detecting PCMCIA
> cards and loading the appropriate modules in Linux 2.6, and I
> can't find
> any documentation that would explain how to fix my problem.
> Can somebody help me out with this? I'd be happy to send you config
> files and debugging output, only I don't know what to put here and I
> don't want to spam the list more than necessary.
> Thanks in advance,
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