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Question [Help] Cannot make the driver work on my laptop 

Forum: PCMCIA Installation and Configuration Issues
Date: 2000, Mar 31
From: Chih Wei Hsu beavish

Notebook:TwinHead Pentium-166
Memory: 32 MB
Disk: IDE
The probe shows
PCI bridge probe: not found.
Intel PCIC probe: i82365sl DF found, 2 sockets
Linux version: Redhat 5.0, Kernerl 2.0.36
No other special equipment attached to the notebook.

Because I have a project about mobile IP, I have to installed the old release of Linux on this machine and make it work with the PCMCIA ethernet card, D-Link DE-660.

I have tried several versions of the pcmcia drivers d/l
from this site. The first one I tried is 3.1.12 but I failed while it compiled the drivers. Thus, I tried some others like 3.0.12, 3.1.11, and 3.1.13. All of them came up with no problems when I compiled. However, the system always got halted while I booted the machine after the phrase, "modules" showed up. 

Therefore, I tried to debug by myself and traced the 
/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia script. I followed it step by step. 

I found that the system never upload pcmcia_core.o successfully, but it didn't get halted. As it tried to insmod i82365.o, the system halted immediately.
When I tried "insmod -pvm i82365.o", it would show the
following messages,

i82365.o: unresolved symbol pci_set_power_state
i82365.o: unresolved symbol pci_find_class
i82365.o: unresolved symbol pci_enable_device
i82365.o: unresolved symbol request_mem_region
i82365.o: unresolved symbol release_mem_region
i82365.o: unresolved symbol unregister_ss_entry
i82365.o: unresolved symbol pci_find_slot
i82365.o: unresolved symbol pci_irq_mask
i82365.o: unresolved symbol register_ss_entry
i82365.o: unresolved symbol CardServices

If "insmod i82365.o", the system will halt immediately.

However, when I switch to single user mode, I can successfully upload pcmcia_core.o which gives me 8 pages and 0 used. It is of no problem to upload both
i82365.o and ds.o under  single user mode, but what I can see with "lsmod" is pcmcia_core.o. Thus, I don't think it is successfully installed.

I have tried to find out the answer by myself on this forum before I post this. I didn't set any CFLAGS on my system and it is a pure system without any other stuff but a mobile ip daemon developed by Stanford Univ.

May you guys be kind to do me a favor to solve the problem? I can provide as much as information about my system if the above are not enough yet.

Thank you in advance.


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1. None Not sure, but sounds like an interrupt probe problem by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 31
(_ Question Re: "Not sure, but sounds like an interrupt probe problem" by Chih Wei Hsu, 2000, Mar 31
(_ None I can't really tell what you're doing by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 31

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