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Sad Toshiba 2105CDS and later pcmcia versions 

Forum: PCMCIA on Toshiba laptops
Date: 2000, Jun 10
From: John Kutil johnk

I have a Toshiba 2105CDS with a Linksys 10/100 Fast Ethernet
PC card (model no. PCMPC100). It's a NE2000 clone.
SuSE6.3 with kernel 2.2.13 and pcmcia 3.3.3 works!
The /var/log/messages for this software combination.
 
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.3
   kernel build: 2.2.13 #1 Mon Nov 8 18:28:35 GMT 1999
   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [pnp]
 PnP: PNP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00f9040
 PnP: PNP BIOS version 1.0, entry at f0000:9536, dseg at 0
 PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfec60
 Intel PCIC probe:
   Toshiba ToPIC97 PCI-to-CardBus at bus 0 slot 19, mem 0x68000000
     host opts [0]: [slot 0xf0] [ccr 0x10] [cdr 0x86] [rcr 0x00] [
     host opts [1]: [slot 0xf0] [ccr 0x20] [cdr 0x86] [rcr 0x00] [
     ISA irqs (default) = 4,5,7,9,10,12 polling interval = 1000 ms
 cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean.
 cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: clean.
 cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
 cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
 eth0: NE2000 Compatible: io 0x300, irq 5, hw_addr 00:E0:98:07:41: 

SuSE6.4 with kernel 2.2.14 and pcmcia 3.1.11 fails!
The /var/log/message for this combination is...

 Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.11
   kernel build: 2.2.14 #1 Fri Mar 17 11:59:50 GMT 2000
   options:  [pci] [cardbus]
 PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfec60
 Intel PCIC probe:
   Bridge register mapping failed: check cb_mem_base setting
 not found.
 ds: no socket drivers loaded!                                                  

Unstalling pcmcia 3.1.11 and installing 3.1.14 or 3.3.15 from
SuSE's ftp site as rpms gives the following /var/log/message.

 Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.15
   kernel build: 2.2.14 #1 Mon May 29 21:23:59 GMT 2000
   options:  [pci] [cardbus]
 PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfec60
 Intel PCIC probe:
   Toshiba ToPIC97 rev 07 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:13, mem 0x6800
     host opts [0]: [slot 0xf0] [ccr 0x10] [cdr 0x86] [rcr 0x00] [
     host opts [1]: [slot 0xf0] [ccr 0x20] [cdr 0x86] [rcr 0x00] [
     ISA irqs (default) = 4,5,7,9,10,12 polling interval = 1000 ms
 cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: excluding 0xcf8-0xcff
 cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
 cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x480-0x48
 cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
 cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: excluding 0xd0000-0xdffff
 cs: memory probe 0x0c0000-0x0cffff: excluding 0xc0000-0xcffff
 memory_cs: mem0: anonymous: unknown size                                       

Cardmgr (?) now thinks the Linksys card is a memory card.
/var/state/pcmcia/stab also indicates a memory card.

Here is the /proc/pci info.
  Bus  0, device  19, function  0:
    CardBus bridge: Toshiba ToPIC97 (rev 7).
      Slow devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.  Master Capable.  No bursts.  Min Gnt=128.Max Lat=4.                                                             

Unless I can make a simple change and get this working on
SuSE6.4 and pcmcia 3.1.11, I'm going back to SuSE6.3 since
I need to use pcmcia networking.

These were fresh installs, not upgrades.

JohnK

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None Maybe more of the usual Toshiba flakiness

Re: Sad Toshiba 2105CDS and later pcmcia versions (John Kutil)
Date: 2000, Jun 13
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

I'd try booting with the card out, then insert it.  There are still
issues with correctly detecting cards at boot time with Toshiba
chipsets; I can't really sort these things out.

If you're curious you could try to pin down exactly which PCMCIA
release caused the problem.  Quite a long time has elapsed between
3.1.3 and now, and it isn't easy for me to determine what change might
be at fault.

-- Dave

More New information

Re: Sad Toshiba 2105CDS and later pcmcia versions (John Kutil)
Date: 2000, Jun 17
From: John Kutil johnk

Dave,

I reinstalled SuSE6.4 kernel 2.2.14 with pcmcia 3.1.11 on 
the Toshiba observing the installation more closely.

The installation was successful with the card recognized 
correctly. I can remove and reinstall the Linksys card 
and cardmgr recognizes it correctly.

However, when I reboot/power up the laptop, I get the
following console error:

  init_module: Device or resource busy
  insmod: /lib/modules/2.2.14/pcmcia/i82365.o failed
  insmod: /lib/modules/2.2.14/pcmcia/ds.o failed
Therefore, cardmgr does not install.

If I manually install the modules, pcmcia works again.
	insmod i82365.o
	insmod ds.o
	cardmgr

So it appears that the pcmcia modules work okay. Do you
think this is a SuSE6.4 script/installation issue? 

FYI. A late model Compaq Presario laptop with SuSE6.4 works
perfectly with the same installation.

John K

Ok Success

Re: Sad Toshiba 2105CDS and later pcmcia versions (John Kutil)
Date: 2000, Jun 18
From: John Kutil johnk

Dave,

After posting the last message, I poked around on SuSE's web site and found an updated pcmcia package. It's 3.1.15.

I installed and now have networking! However, I noticed a small bug?

Booting with the Linksys 10/100 Fast Ethernet card reports as a memory card, but the dmesg output otherwise look fine. I then remove and reinsert the Linksys and it's now a NE2000 and works fine.

If I boot without the Linksys installed, login, and insert the Linksys, it's now a NE2000 and works fine.

Maybe this is normal.

Anyway, I can use the network again without having to load modules.

Thanks

John K

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