FYI: solution for Dell Inspiron 7000, redhat 7.2, orinoco_cs 0.09a
chrism at zope.com
Sun Jan 6 11:19:46 EST 2002
This message is sent in the interest of helping other folks who have
"weird" issues getting orinoco_cs working on Dell Inspiron &k machines.
I was able to glean enough information from this list to come up with
this little nugget of information for all Dell Inspiron 7K users of the
"Out of the box", I think Redhat 7.2 tried to use the wvlan_cs driver to
support my Wavelan/IEEE (Lucent Silver card). It was rewarded by kernel
I got rid of the attempts to use the wvlan_cs driver by installing the
orinoco_cs stuff as a kernel module. Life was better because my machine
didn't crash, but I still couldn't make the card actually work. I would
insert the card and see stuff like this show up in /var/log/message:
hermes.c: 3 Oct 2001 David Gibson <hermes at gibson.dropbear.id.au>
orinoco.c 0.08a (David Gibson <hermes at gibson.dropbear.id.au> and others)
orinoco_cs.c 0.08a (David Gibson <hermes at gibson.dropbear.id.au> and others)
eth0: Error -110 reading firmware info. Wildly guessing capabilities...
eth0: Station identity 0000:0000:0000:0000
eth0: Looks like an Intersil firmware version 0.00
eth0: Intersil firmware earlier than v0.08 - several features not
supported.<7>eth0: Ad-hoc demo mode supported.
hermes @ 0x100: Error -16 issuing command.
eth0: failed to read MAC address!
orinoco_cs: register_netdev() failed
On a tip from somewhere in the recent past within this maillist, I
edited my /etc/pcmcia/config.opts file and changed:
include port 0x100-x4ff, port 0x00-0xcff
include port 0x300-x4ff, port 0x00-0xcff
and for good measure I added below that line:
exclude port 0x100-0x2ff
.. and now all is happy.
Chris McDonough Zope Corporation
"Killing hundreds of birds with thousands of stones"
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