Solved

kernel 2.4.18 pcmcia wirecard stopped working

Posted on 2002-04-25
2
270 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi,

I have a pcmcia wireless network card (D-Link DWL-650) that works with version 2.4.9 of the kernel but I can't seem to make it work with 2.4.17/18.

When I insert the card the following is shown in /var/log/messages...
cardmgr[558]: unsupported card in socket 0
kernel : cs : warning: no high memory space available
kernel : cs : unable to map card memory
kernel : cs : unable to map card memory
cardmgr[558]: no product info available

When I do a cardctl ident this is shown...

cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  no product info available
Socket 1:
  no product info available

even when any card is inserted.

Below are details of the system that may be applicable.

If anyone knows of a was to install this.  I have been through almost every howto and faq possible.  My last resort is to go back to 2.4.9 but I'd rather not.

Thanks,
Tim.

Kernel 2.4.18

System RedHat 7.2

kernel-pcmcia-cs 3.1.27-16

Orinoco/Prism2/Symbol included in kernel (for the dwl-650)
as is Hermes PCMCIA card support
PCMCIA network device support is included
PCMCIA/CardBus support with CardBus, i82092, i82365, Databook TCIC is included

/proc/pci
Bus 0, device 8, function 0:
     CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 1).
     IRQ 10.
     Master Capable. Latency=168. Min Gnt=192.Max Lat=5.
     Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x10000000 [0x10000fff]
Bus 0, device 8, function 1:
     CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (#2) (rev 1).
     IRQ 10.
     Master Capable. Latency=168. Min Gnt=192.Max Lat=5.
     Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x10001000 [0x10001fff]

0
Comment
Question by:tims
2 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 100 total points
ID: 6968672
The only thing that I can suggest is that you upgrade to the latest version of pcmcia-cs (3.1.33) if you really need the 2.4.17 or .18 kernel.

Out of curosity, why do you feel it to be necessary to use a 2.4.17 or .18 kernel? One needs to be aware that most of the time the RedHat kernel for any given release of RedHat is the preferred kernel. And it almost always isn't the same source as that version from kernel.org. RedHat does include backports of some features that they deem important and bugfixes from later kernel versions.

I'm not aware of any problems with the 7.2 kernel (currently 2.4.9-31).
0
 

Author Comment

by:tims
ID: 6979856
The 2.4.9-31 does not have compiled-in support for my sound card so since the kernel needs rebuilding, I thought I'd try the latest.

As per your suggestion, I've gone back to 2.4.9 and the pcmcia card now works happily but the soundcard does not.  I'll get the sources and recompile the 2.4.9 kernel when I next have a few free mins to include Crystal Soundfusion support.

Thanks for your help,
Tim.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

In this tutorial I will explain how to make squid prevent malwares in five easy steps: Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-…
If you have a server on collocation with the super-fast CPU, that doesn't mean that you get it running at full power. Here is a preamble. When doing inventory of Linux servers, that I'm administering, I've found that some of them are running on l…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…

760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now