PCMCIA Netgear MA401RA not working anymore after Sid dist-upgrade
Hi to all,
Well I guess the subject if this message says it all: I was running happily
my wireless PCMCIA Netgear MA401RA card since 3 years on my Debian
Sid/2.6.5/Sony Vaio PCG-K13Q laptop when suddenly, it stopped working just
after I did a dist-upgrade yesterday (October 21). Before, when I was
inserting the card, I had a "deep deep" sound and right after, I was up and
running with my wireless connection. Now, I get a "deep doop" sound, and no
connection. However, the card seems to still be recognized: doing a
"cardctl ident" at root gives me this:
product info: "NETGEAR MA401RA Wireless PC", "Card", "ISL37300P",
manfid: 0x000b, 0x7300
function: 6 (network)
Here's some more info:
- pcmcia-cs, linux-wlan-ng and wireless-tools packages ared installed;
-pcmcia_core, orinoco_cs, orinoco, ds, yenta-socket and modules are loaded
at boot, by way of /etc/modules;
-in /etc/pcmcia/config file, I can find the following lines:
card "Netgear MA401RA Wireless Adapter"
version "NETGEAR MA401RA Wireless PC", "Card"
Also, I can get a wireless network connection with the built-in (but less
reliable and more slower) Atheros Madwifi card.
When I did the dist-upgrade, I observed that the hotplug package had to be
removed, because of incompatiblity with udev and hal packages. I tried to
reinstalled hotplug, but without results.
I'm a little bit clueless right now...
Someone can help me solving this.