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Sad Problems with 3.1.15 + wavelan2_cs driver 

Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Jun 08
From: Bjorn Knutsson bjorn

Today I upgraded my TP600X to kernel 2.2.16 and while I was at it, I also upgraded från pcmcia-cs 3.1.14 to 3.1.15. Since I'm using a WaveLAN (Silver 11Mbps), I also added the wavelan2_cs driver, like I had in 3.1.14.

When I inserted the WaveLAN card, cardctl promptly died, and checking the logs, this is what I found:

 Jun  8 13:23:17 foobar cardmgr[427]: initializing socket 0
 Jun  8 13:23:17 foobar cardmgr[427]: socket 0: Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE
 Jun  8 13:23:17 foobar kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: excluding 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff 
 Jun  8 13:23:17 foobar kernel: cs: memory probe 0x60000000-0x60ffffff: clean. 
 Jun  8 13:23:17 foobar cardmgr[427]: executing: 'modprobe wavelan2_cs station_name=foobar enable_encryption=y transmit_key_id=1 channel=0 port_type=1 network_name=FOOBAR key_1=\"snafu\"'
 Jun  8 13:23:17 foobar kernel: wvlan_cs: WaveLAN/IEEE PCMCIA driver v1.0.4 
 Jun  8 13:23:17 foobar kernel: wvlan_cs: (c) Andreas Neuhaus <andy@fasta.fh-dortmund.de> 

It seems it tried to load two different drivers. I then configured, compiled and installed from the 3.1.14 sources, and 3.1.14 + wavelan2_cs works fine under 2.2.16. Something must have been introduced in 3.1.15 that either breaks with wavelan2_cs, or with kernel 2.2.16.

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None Fishy modules.conf setup??

Re: Sad Problems with 3.1.15 + wavelan2_cs driver (Bjorn Knutsson)
Date: 2000, Jun 08
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 04:39:29AM -0700, Bjorn Knutsson wrote:

>  Jun  8 13:23:17 foobar cardmgr[427]: executing: 'modprobe wavelan2_cs station_name=foobar enable_encryption=y transmit_key_id=1 channel=0 port_type=1 network_name=FOOBAR key_1=\"snafu\"'
>  Jun  8 13:23:17 foobar kernel: wvlan_cs: WaveLAN/IEEE PCMCIA driver v1.0.4 

Well it certainly asked for wavelan2_cs to be loaded.

The only thing I can think of is that you've got a line in
/etc/modules.conf that aliases wavelan2_cs to wvlan_cs.  The 3.1.15
drivers use modprobe by default so aliases will be followed... but
3.1.14 uses insmod.  As for where the alias came from, you've got me.

-- Dave
1. Disagree No fish in my conf.modules. by Bjorn Knutsson, 2000, Jun 08
(_ None Re: Disagree: No fish in my conf.modules. by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 09
(_ News Same old problem, new pcmcia_cs-version. by Bjorn Knutsson, 2000, Jul 18
(_ None Fixed: a really dumb bug by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 22
(_ Ok Re: Fixed: a really dumb bug by Bjorn Knutsson, 2000, Jul 22
Problems with 3.1.15 + wavelan2_cs driver


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