Sharp Zaurus (ARM) lockup with Z-Com XI-825

Ben Greear greearb at
Sun Apr 21 05:43:37 EST 2002

Martin Mueller wrote:

> Hi,
> since I wasn't able to figure out how to use powersave mode with the
> wlan-ng driver included on the Zaurus, I decided to give the
> orinoco_cs driver a try. Here is what I did:
> 1. Used the driver 0.6 (included with linux-2.4.6 which is the kernel
>    used on the Sharp Zaurus SL-5500) and compiled with
>    -mstructure-size-boundary=8
>    The driver load fine and works as long as it doesn't get used to
>    heavily. When I use something like vnc on the zaurus the whole
>    system locks up solid, only powercycle helps.
> 2. Got the orinoco driver 0.11 from the website and defined the
>    min/max/min_t/max_t stuff to make it compile and replaced #include
>    <linux/slab.h> with #include <linux/malloc.h>
>    The behaviour is the same as with 1. it just takes longer to crash
>    the system (except that powersaving actually works).
> The included prism2_cs driver works flawlessly for hours under heavy
> load.

I have similar problems on my strongarm device.  Is the prism2_cs found
in the kernel, or is it part of an external PCMCIA package?

I'm interested to know how your Melco NIC works out too!


> The device used is a Z-Com XI-825 compact flash wireless card, using
> the Prism 2.5 design.
> I'll get a Melco (Buffalo) Airstation WLI-CF-S11G compact flash card
> on Monday and will try it with the driver too. If you're interested
> I'll let you know the results.
> If you need any more information let me know.
> bye
>   MM

Ben Greear <greearb at>       <Ben_Greear AT>
President of Candela Technologies Inc

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