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RE: [vox-tech] PCMCIA problems
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RE: [vox-tech] PCMCIA problems



I have a d-link card that uses the prism drivers.  I know that for the 2.4
kernel I had to actually compile and use the pcmcia-cs modules for the Wan
Card to work.  The actual kernel driver/module did not work and I had to use
the one that was compiled by the package.

For the 2.6 Kernel, I had the exact opposite problem; I had to compile
everything from the kernel to get the wan card working.

Dan Hurt

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org [mailto:vox-tech-
> admin@lists.lugod.org] On Behalf Of dylan
> Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 6:56 PM
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: [vox-tech] PCMCIA problems
> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> I have a powerbook 1400 here with a newly compiled 2.4.23 kernel with
> support for the onboard (previously unsupported) PCMCIA controller. Just
> to
> clarify this is a 'Mach Kernel' image with no modules -- i.e. everything
> is
> compiled in -- including all drivers relevant to the networking card and
> PCMCIA.
> 
> I have a supported PCMCIA network card that works perfectly under MacOS.
> 
> 
> I have installed the pcmcia-cs package - and it is configured and up and
> running.
> 
> When I insert the card cardmgr recognizes it, and initializes it. However,
> it then goes into an endless loop trying to load the module (net/8390.o)
> for
> the card.....  it is interesting to note that a quick ^c ifconfig -a shows
> an eth0 where there was none before...
> 
> since i have compiled support for this module into the kernel there should
> be no need to load a module methinks. I tried commenting out the line in
> /etc/pcmcia/config-4 where it specifies the loading of that module....
> upon
> restarting pcmcia services, and inserting the card it is recognized, but i
> still have no eth0...
> 
> 
> I am in the process of recompiling the kernel with a separate module...
> but
> is there any better way to handle this? (compiling takes quite a while
> even
> on my 8500)
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Dylan
> 
> 
> 
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