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Forum: PCMCIA Multifunction Card Issues
Re: Question 3CXEM556BT network not recognized (Pam Akazawa)
Re: None There may be nothing wrong (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Apr 28
From: Pam Akazawa pakazawa

Even when I remove the the network cable I still get a low beep. This never happened to me before. I had Linux installed using this card with out a network hook-up and I never got a low beep. All I am trying to connect to is a shared printer, not really a network.


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None Whether the cable is connected is not important

Re: Sad low beep without network (Pam Akazawa)
Date: 2000, Apr 28
From: David Hinds <>

I still suggest the same two things: check your system log, and run
"netconf" to configure the interface.

A low beep is always accompanied by a system log message describing
the error.

-- Dave

Sad contents of dmesg

Re: None Whether the cable is connected is not important (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Apr 29
From: Pam Akazawa pakazawa

I am including the contents of dmesg for your advise. Please understand, the computer/ethernet adapter is not really on a network. All I intend to do is share a printer. The computer does not have an assigned ip address. I entered netconf and tried to enable bootp but the reply was that I have no network device. I know very little about networks so please assume nothing. Thanks so much for your help.

Linux version 2.2.14-5.0 ( (gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 Tue Mar 7 21:07:39 EST 2000
Detected 300009674 Hz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 299.01 BogoMIPS
Memory: 127912k/131072k available (1060k kernel code, 416k reserved, 1620k data, 64k init, 0k bigmem)
Dentry hash table entries: 262144 (order 9, 2048k)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 131072 (order 7, 512k)
Page cache hash table entries: 32768 (order 5, 128k)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
CPU: Intel Pentium II (Deschutes) stepping 02
Enabling extended fast FPU save and restore...done.
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.35a (19990819) Richard Gooch (
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd9d3
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
TCP: Hash tables configured (ehash 131072 bhash 65536)
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd v 1.5
Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.
Serial driver version 4.27 with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.9)
Real Time Clock Driver v1.09
RAM disk driver initialized:  16 RAM disks of 4096K size
PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfcd0-0xfcd7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xfcd8-0xfcdf, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
hda: IBM-DYLA-28100, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: IBM-DYLA-28100, 7815MB w/459kB Cache, CHS=1058/240/63
hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
Uniform CDROM driver Revision: 2.56
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MAX_REAL=12
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
raid5: MMX detected, trying high-speed MMX checksum routines
   pII_mmx   :   697.230 MB/sec
   p5_mmx    :   739.902 MB/sec
   8regs     :   516.636 MB/sec
   32regs    :   294.132 MB/sec
using fastest function: p5_mmx (739.902 MB/sec)
scsi : 0 hosts.
scsi : detected total.
md.c: sizeof(mdp_super_t) = 4096
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 >
autodetecting RAID arrays
autorun ...
... autorun DONE.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 64k freed
Adding Swap: 136040k swap-space (priority -1)
maestro: version 0.14 time 21:09:16 Mar  7 2000
maestro: Configuring ESS Maestro 2 found at IO 0xF800 IRQ 5
maestro:  subvendor id: 0x00851028
maestro: not attempting power management.
maestro: AC97 Codec detected: v: 0x41445303 caps: 0x400 pwr: 0xf
maestro: 1 channels configured.
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.8
  kernel build: 2.2.14-5.0 #1 Tue Mar 7 21:07:39 EST 2000
  options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Intel PCIC probe:
  TI 1220 PCI-to-CardBus at bus 0 slot 4, mem 0x68000000, 2 sockets
    host opts [0]: [pwr save] [serial pci & irq] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 32/34]
    host opts [1]: [pwr save] [serial pci & irq] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 35/37]
    ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,7,9,10,12 polling interval = 1000 ms
cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
aha152x: processing commandline: ok
aha152x: BIOS test: passed, detected 1 controller(s)
aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x1340, IRQ=3, SCSI ID=7, reconnect=enabled, parity=enabled, synchronous=disabled, delay=100, extended translation=disabled
aha152x: trying software interrupt, ok.
scsi0 : Adaptec 152x SCSI driver; $Revision: 1.7 $
scsi : 1 host.
  Vendor: HP        Model: CD-Writer+ 9200   Rev: 1.0c
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 04
Detected scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0
  Vendor: EPSON     Model: Perfection636     Rev: 1.09
  Type:   Processor                          ANSI SCSI revision: 02
  Vendor: IOMEGA    Model: ZIP 100           Rev: N*32
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 32x/32x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 196608 [96 MB] [0.1 GB]
sda: Write Protect is off
 sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
cdrom: open failed.
VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,0)
VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,0)
VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,0)
Detected scsi generic sgb at scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0
cdrom: open failed.
VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,0)
VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,0)
VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,0)
eth0: 3Com 3c589, io 0x280, irq 9, hw_addr 00:00:86:33:0D:62
 8K FIFO split 5:3 Rx:Tx, auto xcvr
tty01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 9) is a 16550A

None I don't think this is a PCMCIA problem; the messages are fine

Re: Sad contents of dmesg (Pam Akazawa)
Date: 2000, May 01
From: David Hinds <>

I don't know what you mean by "share a printer".  Share with what?  Is
this a printer that directly connects to the network, or a printer
hooked up to another computer?  If you intend to transfer data over
this ethernet card for any purpose, you have to assign an IP address
to your computer.

You almost certainly don't want to be using BOOTP for this.  I think
this is really just a basic network setup question, and not a PCMCIA
problem.  It might be best to check through a book (or the HOWTO's)
for help about how to configure networking.

-- Dave

None used this card in the past.

Re: None I don't think this is a PCMCIA problem; the messages are fine (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, May 01
From: Pam Akazawa pakazawa

Sorry about the confusion. Please let me explain my situation. I am using both pc card slots. One Adaptec 1460 SlimSCSI and one 3com 3CXEM556BT multifunction card. In previous version on RH 5.2 all cards were recongnized and 4 hi-beeps were heard on bootup. Now with both RH 6.0 and RH 6.2 I hear 3 hi-beeps and 1 low beep and the connection light on the card and on the hub are not on. My network consists of my PC laptop and my daughters iMac that are both contected to a hub and the printer is connected to the hub. I do not need a IP address for either machine. This is all fine and dandy on Win and Mac but I prefer Linux. This happened with RH 6.0 and someone from this forum helped me and it worked. Sorry for the inconvience but I really would like to be able to resolve this and print. Thanks so much Pam

None I'm stumped

Re: None used this card in the past. (Pam Akazawa)
Date: 2000, May 01
From: David Hinds <>

If this is true (that your systems do not need IP addresses to talk to
your printer), then I'm in over my head, because I don't know how that
could be possible.  All I can suggest is to try to reconstruct what
you did under RH 5.2 and RH 6.0.

-- Dave

Question ??? IRQ conflict????

Re: None I'm stumped (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, May 07
From: Pam Akazawa pakazawa

The last time this was a problem it was either an IRQ problem or a port problem. You and a number of users told me to try different things and it worked. My problem is I do not know much about how to fix IRQ and port problems. Can you give me any advise.

Thanks Pam

None This is not an irq or port problem

Re: Question ??? IRQ conflict???? (Pam Akazawa)
Date: 2000, May 08
From: David Hinds <>

You are getting a low beep because no settings have been entered for
your network interface.  A low beep cannot ever mean that you have a
resource conflict.  You say that to share the printer, you don't need
to configure the interface and assign an IP address.  If that is true,
then you are doing something that I do not understand, and I don't
think I have anything to offer to solve your problem: you are going to
have to find someone who knows more about networking than I do.  The
PCMCIA drivers are operating correctly and there are no PCMCIA
configuration issues here.  This is a network setup problem.

The first high beep means "the driver(s) were loaded successfully".
The second beep is generated when cardmgr tries to configure the
network, in your case, by running "ifup eth0".  If that command
succeeds, you get a high beep; if it fails, you get a low beep.  The
outcome of "ifup eth0" depends on what network settings you have
entered in "netconf".  You can try running it by hand with the card
inserted, to see what it says.

-- Dave
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