[clug] IRQ problems with 2.4.21 kernel

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Wed Mar 3 00:32:12 GMT 2004

Telek, John wrote:
> I have been trying to get a wireless PCI network card going and have
> noticed that evrything shares the same IRQ
> My card is a DWL-520 and have tried both the latest hostap and wlan-ng
> drivers. The card is prism 2.5 based and  is revision E1.

I have that card working (not sure about the revision though).

> The card works fine under windows which uses anyone of upto 32 irq
> lines. Linux still only uses 16.
> When the driver loads for the wireless card, it complains about IRQ
> beind shared by two cards and lists the pci device id's.

I didn't think IRQ sharing was a big deal. So, you're loading hostap, 
then what happens? Are there messages from hostap in /var/log/messages? 
What does a iwconfig wlan0 show?



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