Re: orinoco wireless with WEP under kernel 2.6.14-2-686
On Thursday, 29 December 2005 at 18:07:04 +0100, Richard Mittendorfer wrote:
> Also sprach Richard Lyons <email@example.com> (Thu, 29 Dec 2005
> 16:30:33 +0000):
> > On Thursday, 29 December 2005 at 13:48:28 +0100, Richard Mittendorfer
> > wrote:
> > > Also sprach Richard Lyons <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Thu, 29 Dec 2005
> > > 10:59:24 +0000):
> > [...]
> > > > level=-88 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:305
> > > > Rx invalid [...]
> > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > > Never seen this before. There's the problem for sure.
> > >
> > > Does this card work with earlier kernels? Is udev in use?
> > Yes, udev is in use. I am almost certain that I had the same
> ..and earlier kernels do?
I don't think I have any earlier kernels on the laptops now.
> I've heard about various issues with newer (>12) kernels and udev that
> was no recent enough. But I can't tell of any such probs I had my own. I
> don't even use udev :)
Th 2.6.14 is pretty recent. Maybe I'll give it another try in a few
weeks when things have moved on a bit. The main snag I have hit from
the udev is that the usb mouse is unusable. If I don't come across a
method of solving that, I'll have to abandon the Thinkpad for cad or
graphics work -- my finger gets sore on the trackpoint.
> I just recall, there have been some pcmcia changes in newer kernels
> (besides udev). HTH. Likely you'll have more success with an older kernel
I don't think I shall go to the trouble of getting an older kernel
installed. The Thinkpads are wonderful -- far nicer and more solid than
the dells for example -- but there are things I have never got working
(sound, modem, etc.) so I suppose I shall limit the effort I spend on them as
their uses are consequently limited.
> I luckily own a cardbus card and have not used the pcmcia ether card for
> quite a while now.
I'm so ignorant I don't know the difference - or even which it is I