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Re: PCMCIA Does Not Work Dell Latitude C510/C610 with Lenny



On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:02 AM, John Medrano <john.d.medrano@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for your response Geoff.
>
> The laptop is a C610 with a Pentium III.
>

I also have a C610 using the same kernel as you reported in 'uname
-a'.  My difference is that before I loaded the (non-free) driver for
my card, 'lspci' at least returned the card.  So unless you truncated
your terminal output you have one less line than I did (do).

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM
AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller
02:01.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG (rev 01)

For me, I got going with the instructions found on the 'wl' part of
the Debian Wiki.  I found that out starting with the help of
http://wiki.debian.org/Wireless -- don't know if it will help in your
case but it's at least a start if you haven't been there already.

BTW, my card is a Linksys WPC300N v1 using the Broadcom 4329 chipset.
I'm running the 'wl' driver and wpa_supplicant.  I don't think
Wireless-N support is available.  I have a router that speaks both 'N'
and 'G' simultaneously but I can only see the 'G' wlan.

> The card that I am trying to use is a Belkin N Wireless Notebook Card.
>  Part No. F5D8013. Ralink RT2860 driver.  This same card worked on
> another labtop running Knoppix with 2.6.32 kernel. I tried Knoppix on
> this machine and it still did not see the card.
>
> I have tried to use the card in both slots and had the same result.
> The card worked when windows was installed in the unit. Unfortunately
> I do not have any other PCMCIA devices that I could try.
>
> uname -a returns  Linux debian 2.6.26-2-686 #1 SMP Tue Mar 9 17:35:51
> UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
>
> The yenta_socket module is loaded. This machine is a little older,
> should I use i82365? I tried modprobe i82365 but it could not find the
> module.
>
> lspci shows the cardbus chipset as:
>
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset Host Bridge (rev 02)
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02)
> 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 (rev 01)
> 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 41)
> 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 01)
> 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 01)
> 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM
> AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
> 00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
> 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
> 02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller
> 02:01.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller
>
> Please advise on how I can continue.
>
> Thanks again,
> John
>
> Hi John,
>
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 09:05:51AM -0600, John Medrano wrote:
>> I am currently running Lenny on a Dell C510/C610 laptop.
>
> Which specific laptop?  AFAICT, the C510 has a Celeron processor, while
>
> the C610 has a Pentium III.
>
>> When I insert a wireless PCMCIA card into the unit nothing happens.
>
> Some details concerning the problem PCMCIA device (e.g. brand, model and
> revision/version if known) would be useful.  Is this a 16-bit or 32-bit
>
> (CardBus) device?
>
>> I issue the command:  pccardctl status    and it indicates that no
>> cards are inserted. lspci does not see the card.
>
> For your information, lspci does not display details of 16-bit PCMCIA
>
> devices.  Is the yenta_socket module loaded? (lsmod | grep yenta).  Use
> the modprobe command to insert it if not listed.
>
> Have you tried both PC Card slots?  Are other PCMCIA devices, if
> available, detected and operable on your system?
>
>
>> I tried various versions of the kernel, cheat codes such as
>> pci=assign-busses ..., and nothing.
>
> The output returned for the 'uname -r' command would be useful.
>
> Geoff
>
>
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