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kernel 2.4.18 pcmcia wirecard stopped working

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]

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jlevieCommented:
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).
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timsAuthor Commented:
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.
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