Correct way of using the orinoco_cs driver

Mike O'Connor mike at
Mon Jan 21 01:42:20 EST 2002


The point is that the kernel does not support all the devices that pcmcia-cs
does. So I have allways use the pcmcia source code and not build the pcmcai
stuff in the kernel.

I linked the include/asm and include/linux because thats what supposed to
happen. Must current Disto do not and this causes problem, at least thats what I
have seen from my reading of the linux kernel mail list.

Richard Sharp has a problem with redhat 7.2 because it did not do this linking.
Instead it use a kernel-header package which is upgraded each time a rpm kernel
is installed. The problem is that if you compile you own then the headers are wrong.

Ever things you have said about the pcmcia version stuff is probably right, but
thats what ever one else has said on other mailing archives, but there was never
an answer to the problem put forward..


Quoting Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>:

> On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 10:31:07PM +1000, Mike O\'Connor wrote:
> > Hi 
> > 
> > If I use the one with the kernel I get a message in the log about
> needing to
> > upgrade orinoco because of a firmware bug in my zoomtel.
> > 
> > This is why I\\\'m trying the newer source code.
> Ok, I think what I did was simply copy the downloaded files over the
> ones in
> the kernel tree and recompile,
> > > Are you sure you\\\'re compiling the orinoco driver against the right
> > > kernel
> > > tree?
> > 
> > I have made sure that the links in /usr/include point to the correct
> headers and
> > pcmcia is building aginast the correct source.
> You modified the *links* in /usr/include. That\'s *evil*!!. What
> distribution
> is this? /usr/include should have no links to kernel source. It should
> contain the actual headers that glibc was compiled with, irrespective of
> what version you are running.
> > I\\\'m not useing the kernel pcmcia modules could this be the problem ?
> The one
> > email message I found that made any sense was said that the code
> version problem
> > was caused by modules compiling aganst the kernel pcmcia not the
> pcmcia source
> > code, but it did not get any way of fixing this.
> Well, the kernel includes pcmcia these days, does it not? But yes, if
> you
> have a version of pcmcia installed that does not match the one in the
> kernel, you may get some stange results.
> I\'m using standard kernel pcmcia, default pcmcia debian package and the
> orinoco_cs included in the standard kernel. I do think join copying over
> a
> newer version is the best idea.
> HTH,
> -- 
> Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>
> > Terrorists can only take my life. Only my government can take my
> freedom.

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