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Re: pcmcia-card prblem - new post


Thank you for the tip. I see now that it is not the memory but the cpu. When I plug in the card I see that the command "kacpid" is using up
97% of the CPU ...


debian@lamie.net wrote:

Try running `top` when you plug your card in and see what happens to your
resources.\nOn 9/24/2005, "Louis Woods" <louis@swissart.biz> wrote:


I am reposting my problem (see blow), because I was told I was using a
subect line already in use:

"pcmcia-card (netgear wg511t) causes computer to get extremly slow ..."


Hi all,

I have installed my pcmcia-card (netgear wg511t) using "madwifi". I
could make the wireless-connection work, however as soon as I insert
the pcmcia card the system get's really slow as if the card is using
up all of the memory. Interesting is that I have noticed this
behaviour even before I have installed the madwifi driver, which lets
me assume that it rather has something to do with the configuration of
the pcmcia-cs package. I am using the following kernel:
In an earlier installation I used a 2.4-Kernel and didn't seem to have
this problem. Should pcmcia-cs only be used with 2.4-Kernels?

This is what I get when I look into dmesg:

PCI: Enabling device 0000:03:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
Build date: Sep 24 2005
Debugging version (IEEE80211)
ath0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
ath0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps
24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
ath0: turboG rates: 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
ath0: H/W encryption support: WEP AES AES_CCM TKIP
ath0: mac 5.9 phy 4.3 radio 4.6
ath0: Use hw queue 1 for WME_AC_BE traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 0 for WME_AC_BK traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 2 for WME_AC_VI traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 3 for WME_AC_VO traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 8 for CAB traffic
ath0: Use hw queue 9 for beacons
Debugging version (ATH)
ath0: Atheros 5212: mem=0x10800000, irq=10
ath0: no IPv6 routers present

This is my /etc/network/interfaces file:

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
name Ethernet LAN card

# The wireless network interface
auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp
      wireless-essid  LWSHOME
      wireless-enc    restricted
      wireless-key    CDKDB800C5F788CCCFF0C4200
      name Unknown interface type

Any idea where I should be looking for the problem. I am also happy to
provide additional information to how my system is setup.

Thank you in advance.


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