Use this page to discuss issues with Xircom ethernet cards. This includes the 16-bit cards (xirc2ps_cs driver) as well as the newer CardBus adapters (tulip_cb driver). Before posting, be sure you've checked any relevant sections of the PCMCIA-HOWTO, such as: Particularly useful bits of information to post include your laptop's make and model; the type(s) of card(s) you are using; and, of course, any relevant system log messages.

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Question CE3 and 100mbs only (the old story...)

Date: 1999, Oct 29
From: Peter Schäfer peter

Hi (not very much traffic here...)!

I've got the old problem with a CE3: it works only at 100mbs. The patch from the old message board (seems to write the same thing as a "two liner") doesn't work for me.

So, i think i know what a compiler is and have a non-working card at hand - perhaps i can try something out as the packages seems to be unmaintained at the moment.

Does anybody have some documentation about the tranceiver of this card? Patches?

Thanks for your help!

CU

Peter

1. Sad CE3 / RealPort 10/100 - Me too. by Mark Harvey, 1999, Nov 05
2. Ok SUCCESS (finally!) by Peter Schäfer, 1999, Nov 05
3. Ok Success by Mark Harvey, 1999, Nov 10

Note CBEM56G

Date: 1999, Oct 29
From: Chris Kees kees

I just upgraded my pcmcia from 3.1.0 to 3.1.3 (kernel = 2.2.5-22, Inspiron 7000) because I was having trouble starting and stopping pcmcia repeatedly. Under 3.1.0 and 3.1.1 there was a problem with the interrupt allocation that looked like the available interrupts were disappearing. When I had the CardBus controller try a PCI interrupt it worked through one restart and then gave the same problem.

The new version 3.1.3 seems to have fixed that problem, but I ran into some minor problems with my network configuration. Basically, something was wrong with the network configuration when configured by the pcmcia network script. If I bypass the pcmcia network configuration by commenting out the network parameters and putting ifup eth0 in the start_fn (similarly ifdown in stop_fn) then the network gets configured correctly, and I can start and stop card services repeatedly.

To get pcmcia to cooperate with apm I had to put sleep 10 before and after the calls to /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia stop(and start) in the apmd_proxy script. I could not get cardctl eject and insert to work with apm--eject worked, but I had to manually remove the card and reinsert it after I did a resume. I tried it with some pauses around cardctl eject/insert, but that didn't work.

These fixes allow me to move around without rebooting my machine but they're not optimal. I'll be glad to provide log messages to anybody who's working on this more seriously.

1. None Re: Note: CBEM56G by David Hinds, 1999, Oct 29
(_ None Re: Note: CBEM56G by Chris Kees, 1999, Oct 29
(_ None Re: Note: CBEM56G by David Hinds, 1999, Oct 29

More IBM CardBus EtherJet saga continues..

Date: 1999, Nov 03
From: Paul Kronenwetter kronenpj

Background: IBM ThinkPad 600 with IBM CardBus EtherJet + 56K modem in 10BT mode. Redhat Linux 6.0 with Kernel rev 2.2.12 (see below). Pcmcia-cs-3.1.[123] (again see below). /var/log/message data is uninteresting (or at least unchanged from the posts on hyper.stanford.

Under Linux kernel rev 2.2.12 and pcmcia-cs-3.1.3 things went downhill. I couldn't ping anything, all I saw were destination unreachable messages from ping.

Figuring things were generally better but tulip_cb.c was a little worse, I took my modified source from 3.1.2 (tulip_cb.c v0.91g, patch at http://n2kiq.fdns.net/tulip_cb.c_91-91g.patch UNOFFICIAL combination of tulip_cb.c v0.91 and Donald Becker's tulip.c v0.91g experimental version.)

After re-compiling things got better, actually a fair bit better as I can ifconfig the interface down and back up and things work again. While searching for another update to the 0.91 series, I found that Mr. Becker created a tulip debugging program that dumped information about the card's state.

Running that at various times gives interesting information. When things are ok it gives the following status:

  • RX Process - Waiting for packets
  • TX Process - Idle
  • TX Timeout - 128

When things are bad (i.e. getting no response at all from ping) it gives this:

  • RX Process - Suspended -- No RX buffers
  • TX Process - Idle
  • TX Timeout - (varies from 128 to 512)

Doing the ifconfig down/up resets the RX process and things continue, for a while. It also says that the EEPROM is #6 and in an old style EEPROM layout, which may cause some features to be unavailable.

I've captured packets on another machine and the stuff the driver sends appears to be correct, it didn't say anything about corrupted packets. The stuff it did see was sometimes out of sequence, which I thought was strange.

-Paul

1. Warning I'm determined to get this thing working... by Paul Kronenwetter, 1999, Dec 18
1. None Not much I can do by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 20
(_ Feedback Actually, you can help - Provide gems of wisdom and guideance by Paul Kronenwetter, 1999, Dec 21
(_ More It appears to be the receive code... by Paul Kronenwetter, 1999, Dec 21
(_ More Just spoke to IBM tech support... by Paul Kronenwetter, 2000, Mar 28
2. More Detailed information from 3.0.14 (hey, it works, sort of) by Paul Kronenwetter, 1999, Dec 18

Question Experiences with the CEM56-100MD card?

Date: 1999, Nov 04
From: Jason Arnold jarnold

Hey all,

Running both Slackware and RedHat w/3.0.14 on a Micron TransPort NX which uses an O2Micro Cardbus PC Card controller.

I'm thinking about buying the Xircom CEM56-100MD card. Any experiences (good or bad) before I plunk down the $200+ on this card?

I read the Supported Cards list and it lists "CEM56", but no further specifics. As their are multiple Xircom cards with model numbers which start with CEM56, I want to be sure that this one is inclusive in that list.

Thanks in advance for the thoughts/opinions.

Regards,

Jason

1. Ok Untitled by David Levin, 1999, Dec 17

Question Problems with Kernel 2.2.13 and pcmcia 3.1.3

Date: 1999, Nov 04
From: Stefan Kapfhammer StefanKapfhammer

Whilst Kernel 2.2.10 and pcmcia 3.1.3 worked fine, I upgraded to Kernel 2.2.13 (still recompiled pcmcia 3.1.3 after upgrade) and now it says I have the serial at ttyS1 instead of ttyS0 as it was before.

On ttyS1 I get an I/O Error when trying to access the port and ttyS0 is not available for modem.

I have a Toshiba Tecra 8000 with a RBEM56-100BTX, in the Tosh-BIOS I set the PCMCIA to Cardbus 16-Bit so the 3.1.3 sees a ToPIC95B Chipset instead of the troublemaking ToPIC97 (that worked already until the Kernel-upgrade.

The new Kernel has the serial and shared serial compiled in.

What did I wrong?

1. Question Problems with Kernel 2.2.12/RH 6.1/Xircom RBEM56G by Rick Knight, 1999, Nov 06
1. Sad Problems with Kernel 2.2.13/RH 6.1/Xircom RBEM56G also by Ron Golan, 1999, Nov 08
(_ Ok Modems and ttyS* by Philippe Henry, 1999, Nov 08
2. Ok Irq init and ttyS* ports at boot time. by Philippe Henry, 1999, Nov 10

Question CEM-28 combo card stopped working....

Date: 1999, Nov 04
From: bboett

Hello,

suddenly last wek my xircom combo card stopped working, after some manipulations of my system (among others the latest update to the latest debian potato...) the next reboot resulted in the loss of the ethernet ability of my laptop...

I tryed to recompile the pcmcia package, i installed the package 3.1.3, recompiled the kernel, tryed with the kernel 2.2.9 and 2.2.12, ntohing helps...

the exerpt of the /var/log/messages:
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.3
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.12 #1 Fri Sep 3 07:39:42 C
EST 1999
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] [pnp]
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel: PnP: PNP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00f
66d0
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel: PnP: PNP BIOS version 1.0, entry at f0000:a62f
, dseg at 400
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel: PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfdf90
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel: Intel PCIC probe: 
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel:   TI 1131 PCI-to-CardBus at bus 0 slot 10, mem
 0x68000000, 2 sockets
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel:     host opts [0]: [ring] [clkrun irq 12] [pci
 + serial irq] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 32/34]
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel:     host opts [1]: [ring] [clkrun irq 12] [pci
 + serial irq] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 35/37]
Nov  4 01:07:53 localhost kernel:     ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,7,10,11,15 status
 change on irq 15
Nov  4 01:07:54 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean.
Nov  4 01:07:54 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: clean.
Nov  4 01:07:54 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
Nov  4 01:07:54 localhost kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
Nov  4 01:07:54 localhost kernel: xirc2ps_cs.c 1.31 1998/12/09 19:32:55 (dd9jn+k
vh)
Nov  4 01:07:54 localhost kernel: xirc2ps_cs: no ports available
Nov  4 01:09:55 localhost kernel: xirc2ps_cs.c 1.31 1998/12/09 19:32:55 (dd9jn+k
vh)
Nov  4 01:09:55 localhost kernel: xirc2ps_cs: no ports available

while the daemon.log reports:

Nov  4 01:09:55 localhost cardmgr[389]: initializing socket 0
Nov  4 01:09:55 localhost cardmgr[389]: socket 0: Xircom CEM28 Ethernet/Modem
Nov  4 01:09:55 localhost cardmgr[389]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12/p
cmcia/xirc2ps_cs.o'
Nov  4 01:09:55 localhost cardmgr[389]: module /lib/modules/2.2.12/pcmcia/p<80>^
N@p<80>^N@x.o not available
Nov  4 01:09:55 localhost cardmgr[389]: get dev info on socket 0 failed: No such
 device

especially the line Nov 4 01:09:55 localhost cardmgr[389]: module /lib/modules/2.2.12/pcmcia/p<80>^ N@p<80>^N@x.o not available seems really strange....

BTW, here'S the shortened output of lsmod and 2x carctl:

Module Size Used by xirc2ps_cs 13564 0 (unused) ds 6408 4 [xirc2ps_cs] i82365 28440 2 pcmcia_core 50944 0 [xirc2ps_cs ds i82365]

erm7:/etc/pcmcia# cardctl status
Socket 0:
  5V 16-bit PC Card
  function 0: [ready]
Socket 1:
  no card
erm7:/etc/pcmcia# cardctl ident 
Socket 0:
  product info: "Xircom", "CreditCard Ethernet+Modem 28.8", "CEM28", "2.00"
  manfid: 0x0105, 0x110b
  function: 2 (serial)
Socket 1:
  no product info available

I find it strange that cardctl ident recognizes the card, but that cardctl status shows off nothing...

so what's going wrong? Do i have to assume that my card is fryed? But in that case i wonder why the system is able to recognize it correctly as a xircom card...

So i suppose there is something else....

1. Sad also get "no port available" msg for REM56 by Adam Di Carlo, 1999, Nov 10
(_ Ok RETRACTION -- pcmcia not to blame for "no port available" by Adam Di Carlo, 1999, Nov 10
(_ None Re: Ok: RETRACTION -- pcmcia not to blame for "no port available" by Bruno Boettcher, 1999, Nov 10
(_ Feedback Re: Ok: RETRACTION -- pcmcia not to blame for "no port available" by Adam Di Carlo, 1999, Nov 13

Question How to turn off PM of PCMCIA?

Date: 1999, Nov 04
From: Balu Nadiga balu

I use Xircom REM56 with IBM Thinkpad 570. I run RH6.0 kernel 2.2.12. Suspend-resume leaves PCMCIA card unusable. Have to reboot!

So, is there a way to turn off power management of the PCMCIA card alone?

Thanks, Balu

1. None Re: Question: How to turn off PM of PCMCIA? by David Hinds, 1999, Nov 04

Warning Machine freezes for 2-3 seconds on insertion of Xircom REM56G-100BTX

Date: 1999, Nov 05
From: Bryce Nesbitt brycen

The card works fine, but each time the REM56G-100BTX Ethernet/Modem card is inserted, the entire machine freezes totally -- no mouse, no graphic updates, no process, nothing -- for 2-3 seconds. Normal? Bug?

NEC Versa 6200MX, TI PCI1130 controller http://sunflower.singnet.com.sg/~anupmc/Linux_on_6200MMX.html

1. More More info on freeze by Bryce Nesbitt, 1999, Nov 05
1. None Not connected by David Hinds, 1999, Nov 05
2. None Alas, it is normal by David Hinds, 1999, Nov 05

Question ISDN Xircom 10/100 mb ?

Date: 1999, Nov 05
From: J.P jeepee

Are there any people out there that already tried something with the ISDN option of the Xircom card. It runs oke under Win98/NT but I rather have it running under Linux. I an running a Versa LX laptop with Win98 / NT / Linux (which is slackware 4.0 with 2.2.13 and pcmcia 3.1.3)

If someone has a good result please email me on jeepee@gids.nl

Ciao...

1. Ok ISDN works but... by Philippe Henry, 1999, Nov 05
1. More Sorry wrong answer to question by Stefan Kapfhammer, 1999, Nov 15
2. Question Xircom and ISDN by Pascal CHambre, 2000, Mar 20
2. Idea Kernel 2.2.10 (orig) and cs-3.1.4 works with ISDN by Stefan Kapfhammer, 1999, Nov 15

Question RBEM56G asymmetrical transfer speeds

Date: 1999, Nov 08
From: Ron Golan rgolan

In doing some testing I found that the Xircom RBEM56G is much slower in receiving than in sending.

RX (ftp get) 3610159 bytes received in 13.8 secs (2.6e+02 Kbytes/sec)

TX (ftp put) 3610159 bytes received in 0.57 secs (6.2e+03 Kbytes/sec)

The test is done with command line ftp between a DEC HiNote VP765 and a fast desktop machine connected by a 10/100 switch. The connections are 100baseTX and full duplex. I'm using Red Hat 6.0 with 2.2.13 kernels at both ends. The difference in speed is about 24 times! I am going to repeat the test with a cross-over cable to eliminate problems with the switch.

Is anyone else with this Xircom card getting good receive performance?

1. More Further testing on RBEM56G by Ron Golan, 1999, Nov 15
(_ Note Sorry, that was 3.1.4, not 3.1.14 by Ron Golan, 1999, Nov 15

Ok Tosh Tecra 8000 with RBEM56-10/100BTX works with ToPIC97 at 32-Bit

Date: 1999, Nov 15
From: Stefan Kapfhammer StefanKapfhammer

Hello everyone,

after hours and hours of nightly work I got it run!

My Toshiba Tecra 8000 with ToPIC97 and a RBEM56-10/100BTX Card. Currently with Kernel 2.2.10 (Original, not SuSE-modified) Analog, ISDN and Networking at 100MBit/s works fine.

Will try with 2.2.13 when again downloaded (I had a hard-crash, uuups ;-( )

1. Note T8K BIOS GOTCHA by Zaphod Beeblebrox, 1999, Nov 23

Question Problems with cs-3.1.4 and Kernel 2.2.13

Date: 1999, Nov 17
From: Stefan Kapfhammer StefanKapfhammer

Hardware: Toshiba TECRA 8000 with RBEM56-10/100BTX

After a successful run with Kernel 2.2.10 and cs-3.1.4, I upgraded to Kernel-release 2.2.13.

Have error-msg with dmesg:

cs: socket 0 timed out during reset

This happens with BIOS-Setting ToPIC95B and ToPIC97. I used irq_list=10 in /sbin/init.d/pcmcia under PCIC_OPTS. That has worked fine in 2.2.10 Kernel.

After suspending and resuming socket 0 the cs recognised the right card, but cannot access the ttyS* with wvdial nor minicom.

Are there any workarounds available or a specific Kernel parameters to set (build-in/modules)

Regards,

Stefan

1. Ok ttys* init by Philippe Henry, 1999, Nov 18
1. Question RBEM56G eth0 timed out when used with ISDN modem (ipmasq) by Jean-Pierre Hermand, 1999, Nov 18
1. None The card is dropping interrupts by David Hinds, 1999, Nov 20
... 1 Message(s)
2. Feedback Partial success by Stefan Kapfhammer, 1999, Nov 19

Question Problem getting 100BaseT FDX on a REM56G-100

Date: 1999, Nov 23
From: Zaphod Beeblebrox Zaph0d

I am having problems getting a Xircom REM56G-100 RealPort card going at full duplex, anyone else had this kind of preoblem ?? It only autonegotiates aat half duplex according to the lights on my switch.

1. Idea Possible solution by David Levin, 1999, Dec 17
1. Sad Still Having Problems by Zaphod Beeblebrox, 1999, Dec 17
2. Angry is that really possible? by Magnus Damm, 2000, Feb 08
1. None I guess so... by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 08
3. Question RealPort Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56 REM 56G - 100 by Paul A Norman, 2000, May 28
1. None Not a good combination by David Hinds, 2000, May 30

Question eth0: RX drop,too much done

Date: 1999, Nov 25
From: Mark Harvey <mark.harvey@enstor.com.au>

I'm running Linux 2.2.13 kernel and pcmcia-cs-3.1.4 (04-Nov-99 This is to fix the 10/100 problem with Xircom).

<background information> I have just installed Legato client backup software on my laptop to do a network backup to the backup server. My co-worker was having all sorts of problems with his laptop (same configuration as mine but no backup running). ie very slow. </bacground information>

His log files were full of the following:

Nov 26 10:20:23 xsara kernel: xirc2ps_cs: eth0: RX drop, too much done
Nov 26 10:20:54 xsara last message repeated 2352 times
Nov 26 10:21:55 xsara last message repeated 4221 times
Nov 26 10:22:56 xsara last message repeated 3908 times
Nov 26 10:24:00 xsara last message repeated 2602 times
Nov 26 10:25:00 xsara last message repeated 1472 times
Nov 26 10:25:00 xsara CRON[1123]: (root) CMD (/sbin/rmmod -a)
Nov 26 10:25:00 xsara kernel: xirc2ps_cs: eth0: RX drop, too much done
etc....

All machines are connected to a 100Mbit hub.

Is this a fact of life where the amount of data on the 100BaseT is just too fast for the pcmcia interface or is it a problem in the xircom driver ?

Best regards Mark Harvey

1. None Unfortunately, that's probably just the way it is by David Hinds, 1999, Nov 29
2. More Same message, but with 10baseT ... also "auto negotiation failed" by Serge Winitzki, 1999, Dec 07
1. None Just look the other way by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 07

Ok PCMCIA Modems (Xircom) and RedHat Linux 6.1 -- fixed

Date: 1999, Nov 28
From: Atul Chitnis achitnis

Some (me included) will find that their PCMCIA modems mysteriously stop functioning under RHL 6.1, while the Ethernet part on the same card may work fine.

The problem is not with PCMCIA, but with the hardware detection utility (kudzu) that RHL 6.1 introduced.

The fix is simple - edit /etc/rc.d/init.d/kudzu and change

        /usr/sbin/kudzu -t 30
to
        /usr/sbin/kudzu -t 30 -s

This stops kudzu from initializing and "freezing" the serial port configs.

The same fix also takes care of some machines that keep\ finding/losing their serial port mouse (usually on /dev/ttyS1 - COM2 for DOSsies).

This information was found at the *old* PCMCIA forums, so I thought it may be useful to people who only come to the new forums here.

Atul

1. Note Thanks :-) by Erik Schall, 2000, Apr 22

None Machine Lockup with high network traffic

Date: 1999, Nov 29
From: Mark Harvey <mark.harvey@enstor.com.au>

I am having problems with my laptop locking up with very high network traffic.

The version of pcmcia drivers seems to make quite a difference to the timing of the problem.

ie: the latest (NEW) pcmcia 3.1.5 drivers lock the machine solid very quickly however 3.1.4 seems to hold out for about 10 minutes.

The laptop ONLY locks up when tring to run a vmware session and there is very high network traffic. Without vmware running the laptop is stable with only the syslog recording lots of dropped packets.

I feel it is a race condition within vmware/kernel/pcmcia however I get no oops, there is nothing in the log files, just a total lockup. - caps-lock doesn't work, can not ping the machine etc. The power button (the "Oh shit" button) is the only solution.

Any sugestions on how to track this one down ?

ps: I am now going to log this with vmware as a problem.

Best regards Mark Harvey

1. None More information would be helpful by David Hinds, 1999, Nov 29
1. Feedback Extra Information... by Mark Harvey, 1999, Nov 29
(_ None VMware is going to make this very hard to debug by David Hinds, 1999, Nov 30
2. Sad Total lockup with xircom in promiscuous mode by Mark Harvey, 1999, Dec 08
1. None Well, I guess that's progress by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 09

Question CBEM56G sleeps 'til a little nudge thru tcpdump(?!)

Date: 1999, Nov 30
From: Kai Krebber bacardi

Hi!

A couple of weeks ago, I installed V 3.0.14 on a Compaq Armada 1700 with SUSE Linux 6.0 and a CBEM56G. Worked fine from the start.

Yesterday I installed V 3.1.4 on a different Armada 1700 with SUSE Linux 6.2 and a CBEM56G on it.

During bootup, the Card starts and ifconfig shows my eth0 - interface. Only I can't ping anything from this machine and the machine doesn't reply to pings from other machines in the net - until I start tcpdump on my Compaq. Then suddenly everything works fine until the next reboot.

Sure it looks a bit funny to first start tcpdump before I can use my card. Is there a more clean way / configuration hint?

TIA,
       Kai Krebber

1. None Maybe just set promiscuous mode? by David Hinds, 1999, Nov 30
1. Agree This works on RBEM100-56G by Chris Hanson, 1999, Dec 10
2. Feedback try ifconfig too by Richard, 1999, Dec 11

Question RBEM56G-100: eth0: Transmit timed out

Date: 1999, Nov 30
From: Bjoern Bayard bb

Hi everybody!

I try to get a Kernel 2.2.13, pcmcia 3.1.4 and a Xircom CARDBUS Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 running.

Meanwhile all starts fine but when I try to use the eth0 interface (e.g. with a ping) I get the following error-message:

eth0: Transmit timed out, status 60660000, CSR12 000000c4, resetting ...

If I use a REM56G-100 all (eth and modem) works fine in the same machine.

Any ideas?

Best regards Björn Bayard

1. Note Here are the log-messages by Bjoern Bayard, 1999, Dec 02

Warning Xircom RealPort CardBuss Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56 problem...

Date: 1999, Nov 30
From: Cahlen Humphreys Cahlen

I just downloaded the new pcmcia drivers from sourceforge..

pcmcia-cs-3.1.4.tar.gz it looks like. Well, it all compiles find and installs. When I try to start up Cardmanager it works fine still. Then it starts up the network. After that though, when I try to ping something it gives me a time out error. It says:

eth0: Transmit timed out, status ffffffff, CSR12000000c2, resetting...

Can anybody help? Thanx.

-Cahlen

Sad IBM 10/100 EtherJet Cardbus

Date: 1999, Dec 01
From: John Payne jpayne

IBM Thinkpad 600E, Redhat 6.1, downloaded kernel 2.2.12, 
tried cardservices 3.0.14 through 3.1.4 and the latest 
3.1.5 development available...

The card is ident'd correctly... I get some destination
host unreachables (the correct route has been added). Then
some random responses. There are 2 devices on this 10Mb hub...
the router and the thinkpad.

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:04:AC:90:6A:09  
          inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:512 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:526 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          Interrupt:9 Base address:0x400 

Kernel Interface table
Iface   MTU Met    RX-OK RX-ERR RX-DRP RX-OVR    TX-OK TX-ERR TX-DRP TX-OVR Flg
eth0   1500   0      512      0      0      0      526      0      0      0 BRU
lo     3924   0       60      0      0      0       60      0      0      0 LRU
PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) from 192.168.1.2 : 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=10 ttl=255 time=0.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=10996.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=10000.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=9000.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=8000.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=7000.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=255 time=6000.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=6 ttl=255 time=5000.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=7 ttl=255 time=4000.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=8 ttl=255 time=3000.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=9 ttl=255 time=2000.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=41 ttl=255 time=0.6 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=42 ttl=255 time=0.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=11 ttl=255 time=31000.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=12 ttl=255 time=30000.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=13 ttl=255 time=29000.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=14 ttl=255 time=28001.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=15 ttl=255 time=27001.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=16 ttl=255 time=26001.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=17 ttl=255 time=25001.1 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=18 ttl=255 time=24001.1 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=19 ttl=255 time=23001.1 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=20 ttl=255 time=22001.1 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=21 ttl=255 time=21001.2 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=22 ttl=255 time=20001.2 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=23 ttl=255 time=19001.2 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=24 ttl=255 time=18001.2 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=25 ttl=255 time=17001.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=26 ttl=255 time=16001.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=27 ttl=255 time=15001.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=28 ttl=255 time=14001.4 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=29 ttl=255 time=13001.4 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=30 ttl=255 time=12001.4 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=31 ttl=255 time=11001.4 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=32 ttl=255 time=10001.5 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=33 ttl=255 time=9001.5 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=34 ttl=255 time=8001.5 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=35 ttl=255 time=7001.5 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=36 ttl=255 time=6001.6 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=37 ttl=255 time=5001.6 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=38 ttl=255 time=4001.6 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=39 ttl=255 time=3001.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=40 ttl=255 time=2001.7 ms
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=67 ttl=255 time=1.1 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=43 ttl=255 time=24001.2 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=44 ttl=255 time=23001.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=45 ttl=255 time=22001.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=46 ttl=255 time=21001.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=47 ttl=255 time=20001.4 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=48 ttl=255 time=19001.4 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=49 ttl=255 time=18073.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=50 ttl=255 time=17073.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=51 ttl=255 time=16073.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=52 ttl=255 time=15073.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=53 ttl=255 time=14073.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=54 ttl=255 time=13073.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=55 ttl=255 time=12073.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=56 ttl=255 time=11073.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=57 ttl=255 time=10073.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=58 ttl=255 time=9073.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=59 ttl=255 time=8074.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=60 ttl=255 time=7074.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=98 ttl=255 time=0.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=99 ttl=255 time=1.1 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=68 ttl=255 time=31001.2 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=69 ttl=255 time=30001.2 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=70 ttl=255 time=29001.2 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=71 ttl=255 time=28001.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=72 ttl=255 time=27001.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=73 ttl=255 time=26001.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=74 ttl=255 time=25001.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=75 ttl=255 time=24001.4 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=76 ttl=255 time=23001.4 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=77 ttl=255 time=22001.4 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=78 ttl=255 time=21001.5 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=79 ttl=255 time=20001.5 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=80 ttl=255 time=19001.5 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=81 ttl=255 time=18001.5 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=82 ttl=255 time=17001.6 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=83 ttl=255 time=16001.6 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=84 ttl=255 time=15001.6 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=85 ttl=255 time=14001.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=86 ttl=255 time=13001.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=87 ttl=255 time=12001.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=88 ttl=255 time=11001.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=89 ttl=255 time=10001.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=90 ttl=255 time=9001.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=91 ttl=255 time=8001.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=92 ttl=255 time=7001.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=93 ttl=255 time=6001.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=94 ttl=255 time=5001.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=95 ttl=255 time=4001.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=96 ttl=255 time=3002.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=97 ttl=255 time=2002.0 ms
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.2: Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics ---
107 packets transmitted, 94 packets received, +13 errors, 12% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.6/14202.0/31001.2 ms
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:04:AC:90:6A:09  
          inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:640 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:661 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          Interrupt:9 Base address:0x400 

Kernel Interface table
Iface   MTU Met    RX-OK RX-ERR RX-DRP RX-OVR    TX-OK TX-ERR TX-DRP TX-OVR Flg
eth0   1500   0      640      0      0      0      661      0      0      0 BRU
lo     3924   0       73      0      0      0       73      0      0      0 LRU
1. None Interrupt conflict? by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 01
1. Disagree i don't think so by John Payne, 1999, Dec 01
(_ None The system log messages are important by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 01
(_ None here's the logs by John Payne, 1999, Dec 01
(_ None A question and something to try by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 02
(_ None still no luck by John Payne, 1999, Dec 03
2. Note Hmm. I had that card working (I think) by Paul Kronenwetter, 1999, Dec 05

Sad Problem with T8000 and CBE 10/100

Date: 1999, Dec 03
From: Frederic FENOGLIETTO Pegase

I write the 29 August 1999 in your last message forum

I've got some problems with my Xircom ethernet card and my Toshiba.

I use kernel 2.2.10 of Linux and Pcmcia package 3.0.14.

I make all the modifications I read before, as change the Pcmcia bios version to cardbus and force the Xircom to take the IRQ 10 with the irq_list parameter.

The Pcmcia package 3.0.14 have the right version of tulip_cb.o so I don't change it. The only modification I do for the package is in the config file, where I change the Xircom "CBEII-1O/100" value with the ""CBE-10/100", "*"".

My card is recognize by the cardmgr, but the tulip driver doesn't find it is a Xircom one. Look at this...

Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.0.14 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.10 #1 jeu aoû 26 10:39:13 CEST 1999 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel: Intel PCIC probe:  
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel:   Toshiba ToPIC95-B PCI-to-CardBus at bus 0 slot 11, mem 0x68000000, 2 sockets 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel:     host opts [0]: [slot 0xf0] [ccr 0x10] [cdr 0x86] [rcr 0x02] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 20/20] 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel:     host opts [1]: [slot 0xf0] [ccr 0x20] [cdr 0x86] [rcr 0x02] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 21/21] 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel:     ISA irqs (default) = 3,10 polling interval = 1000 ms 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean. 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x4d0-0x4d7 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean. 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost cardmgr[622]: starting, version is 3.0.14
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost cardmgr[622]: watching 2 sockets
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost cardmgr[622]: initializing socket 0
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel: cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean. 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost cardmgr[622]: socket 0: Serial or Modem
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost cardmgr[622]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.10/pcmcia/serial_cs.o'
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost kernel: tty01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A 
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost cardmgr[622]: executing: './serial start ttyS1'
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost cardmgr[622]: initializing socket 1
Aug 29 16:36:47 localhost cardmgr[622]: socket 1: Xircom CardBus 10/100 Ethernet
Aug 29 16:36:48 localhost cardmgr[622]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.10/pcmcia/cb_enabler.o'
Aug 29 16:36:48 localhost cardmgr[622]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.10/pcmcia/tulip_cb.o'
Aug 29 16:36:48 localhost kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 21): vendor 0x1011, device 0x0019 
Aug 29 16:36:48 localhost kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0x400-0x47f 
Aug 29 16:36:48 localhost kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60081000-0x6008107f 
Aug 29 16:36:48 localhost kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x60041000-0x60080fff 
Aug 29 16:36:48 localhost kernel: tulip_attach(bus 21, function 0) 
Aug 29 16:36:48 localhost kernel: tulip.c:v0.91 4/14/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford) 
Aug 29 16:36:48 localhost kernel: eth0: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 48 at 0x400, EEPROM not present, 00:4C:69:6E:75:79, IRQ 10. 
Aug 29 16:36:48 localhost cardmgr[622]: executing: './network start eth0'

The kernel say it's a digital one. I saw in the mini how-to version 3 that the kernel must say it's a Xircom ethernet card. And, the MAC address is false...

Here a part of the mini how-to

Jul 15 14:23:39 ocs3 kernel: tulip_attach(bus 1, function 0) 
  Jul 15 14:23:39 ocs3 kernel: tulip.c:v0.91 4/14/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov 
  Jul 15 14:23:39 ocs3 kernel: eth0: Xircom Cardbus Adapter (DEC 21143 compatible mode) rev 3 at 0xa00, auto scanning for Xircom cis_hwaddr, found at 0x170. 00:10:A4:F3:A3:79, IRQ 3. 
  Jul 15 14:23:39 ocs3 kernel: tulip.c: Check ethernet address, might have wrong value! 
  Jul 15 14:23:39 ocs3 kernel: tulip.c: Should start with 00:10:A4 for RBEM56, use cis_hwaddr if necessary. 
  Jul 15 14:23:39 ocs3 kernel: eth0:  MII transceiver #0 config 3100 status 7809 advertising 01e1. 
  Jul 15 14:23:39 ocs3 kernel: XIRCOM init 

In consequencies, the card doesn't work in my network.

Here a part of my dump_cis

Socket 1:
  offset 0x82, tuple 0x13, link 0x03
    ff ff ff 
  link_target

  offset 0x87, tuple 0x15, link 0x32
    05 00 58 69 72 63 6f 6d 00 43 61 72 64 42 75 73 
    20 45 74 68 65 72 6e 65 74 20 31 30 2f 31 30 30 
    00 43 42 45 2d 31 30 2f 31 30 30 00 31 2e 30 31 
    00 ff 
  vers_1 5.0, "Xircom", "CardBus Ethernet 10/100", "CBE-10/100", "1.01"

  offset 0xbb, tuple 0x88, link 0x04
    ff ff ff ff 

  offset 0xc1, tuple 0x20, link 0x05
    05 01 02 01 81 
  manfid 0x0105, 0x0102

  offset 0xc8, tuple 0x44, link 0x04
    ff ff ff ff 

  offset 0xce, tuple 0x21, link 0x02
    06 00 
  funcid network_adapter

  offset 0xd2, tuple 0x22, link 0x08
    ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 

  offset 0xdc, tuple 0x22, link 0x02
    ff ff 

  offset 0xe0, tuple 0x22, link 0x05
    ff ff ff ff ff 

  offset 0xe7, tuple 0x22, link 0x05
    ff ff ff ff ff 

  offset 0xee, tuple 0x22, link 0x02
    ff ff 

  offset 0xf2, tuple 0x22, link 0x02
    ff ff 

  offset 0xf6, tuple 0x22, link 0x02
    ff ff 

  offset 0xfa, tuple 0x1c, link 0x04
    ff ff ff ff 

  offset 0x100, tuple 0x07, link 0x06
    ff ff ff ff ff ff 
  BAR 7 size 4095mb [io] [prefetch] [cacheable] [<1mb]

  offset 0x108, tuple 0x07, link 0x06
    ff ff ff ff ff ff 
  BAR 7 size 4095mb [io] [prefetch] [cacheable] [<1mb]

  offset 0x110, tuple 0x07, link 0x06
    ff ff ff ff ff ff 
  BAR 7 size 4095mb [io] [prefetch] [cacheable] [<1mb]

  offset 0x118, tuple 0x04, link 0x07
    ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 
  parse error: Paramètre invalide

  offset 0x121, tuple 0x05, link 0x08
    ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 
  parse error: Paramètre invalide

  offset 0x12b, tuple 0x05, link 0x08
    ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 
  parse error: Paramètre invalide

No lan_id parameter...

I try a lot of things like uses the old driver, pcmcia 3.0.13 and the patch for the Xircom etc... The result is the same...

If anyone could help me...

Now, I am T8000 bios version 8.2 (prior 8.00), linux kernel 2.2.13 pre 15 and PCMCIA Package 3.1.5.

Now, it's OK with dump_cis

Socket 1:
  vers_1 5.0, "Xircom", "CardBus Ethernet 10/100", "CBE-10/100", "1.01"
  manfid 0x0105, 0x0102
  funcid network_adapter
  lan_node_id 00 80 c7 64 83 a2
  lan_technology ethernet
  lan_speed 10 mb/sec
  lan_speed 100 mb/sec
  lan_media unshielded_twisted_pair
  lan_media thin_coax
  lan_connector Closed connector standard
  BAR 1 size 63kb [io]
  BAR 2 size 128b [mem] [prefetch]
  BAR 7 size 1kb [mem] [prefetch]
  config_cb base 0x0042 last_index 0x02
  cftable_entry_cb 0x01 [default]
    [master] [invalidate] [parity] [wait] [serr] [fast back]
    irq mask 0x8ebc [level] [shared]
    mem_base 2
  cftable_entry_cb 0x02
    [master] [invalidate] [parity] [wait] [serr] [fast back]
    io_base 1
    irq mask 0x8ebc [level] [shared]

Whaooo, i've hot a lan_id.

But, I always have problem with the tulip_cb driver...

Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.5 
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.13pre15 #2 sam nov 6 23:24:11 CET 1999 
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] 
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel: Intel PCIC probe:  
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel:   Toshiba ToPIC97 PCI-to-CardBus at bus 0 slot 11, mem 0x68000000, 2 sockets 
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel:     host opts [0]: [slot 0xf0] [ccr 0x10] [cdr 0x86] [rcr 0x02] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 20/20] 
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel:     host opts [1]: [slot 0xf0] [ccr 0x20] [cdr 0x86] [rcr 0x02] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 21/21] 
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel:     ISA irqs (default) = 3,10 polling interval = 1000 ms 
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost cardmgr[623]: starting, version is 3.1.5
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost cardmgr[623]: watching 2 sockets
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean. 
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7 
Dec  3 22:40:27 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean. 
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 21): vendor 0x1011, device 0x0019 
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost kernel: cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean. 
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost cardmgr[623]: initializing socket 0
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost cardmgr[623]: socket 0: Serial or Modem
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost cardmgr[623]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.13pre15/pcmcia/serial_cs.o'
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost kernel: tty01 at 0x13f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A 
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost cardmgr[623]: executing: './serial start ttyS1'
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost cardmgr[623]: initializing socket 1
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost cardmgr[623]: socket 1: Xircom CardBus 10/100 Ethernet
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost cardmgr[623]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.13pre15/pcmcia/cb_enabler.o'
Dec  3 22:40:28 localhost cardmgr[623]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.13pre15/pcmcia/tulip_cb.o'
Dec  3 22:40:29 localhost kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 21) 
Dec  3 22:40:29 localhost kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0x280-0x2ff 
Dec  3 22:40:29 localhost kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x600c0000-0x600c007f 
Dec  3 22:40:29 localhost kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x60080000-0x600bffff 
Dec  3 22:40:29 localhost kernel: tulip_attach(bus 21, function 0) 
Dec  3 22:40:29 localhost kernel: tulip.c:v0.91 4/14/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford) 
Dec  3 22:40:29 localhost kernel: eth0: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 48 at 0x280, EEPROM not present, 00:4C:69:6E:75:79, IRQ 10. 
Dec  3 22:40:29 localhost cardmgr[623]: executing: './network start eth0'

As we can see, it's not the good MAC adress !!!

I try the IRQ 9 and 10 with the same result. And, my Xircom card is not recognize as a Xircom one.

I'm not very good in C, but, in the tulip_cb driver, I read that the driver use the lan_id value for initialize the MAC Adress, but as my card is not see as a Xircom one.

1. None Try newer drivers by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 03
2. More I've already do that by Frederic FENOGLIETTO, 1999, Dec 05
3. Note Sorry, you are out of luck by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 05

Question eth0 TIMED OUT with RBEM56G

Date: 1999, Dec 04
From: Jean-Pierre Hermand jph

Tecra8000/kernel 2.2.13/pcmcia 3.1.2

I am reposting this message because he was misplaced.

Any idea why eth0 timed out (TX hung) when using SIMULTANEOUSLY 10 Mbit ethernet and modem-emulated ISDN with a ipmasq (ipchains) setup?

Problems also occur with extensive pinging home lan meanwhile connected to ISP via PPP.

The Xircom RBEM56G is assigned irq 10.

I saw a few messages in the old forums about eth0 timed out but nobody ever replied to these messages.

Now in the new forum I can see that there are again questions on related problems.

Does anybody ever succeed to use both functions of this card simultaneously??? My experience is that both functions can work for a while but eventually the ethernet will fail. Then a ifconfig eth0 stop/start cycle will usually (but not always) restores operation.

Another question: How can we force a specific interrupt for CARDBUS drivers. Looking at the drivers code it does not seem to be an option.

Jp

1. None It's a limitation of the current driver by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 30

Sad RBEM56G-100 & Tosibha 2655XDVD machines... whacky stuff

Date: 1999, Dec 05
From: Eric Malkowski <malk@ultranet.com>

Hi all-

We just got 4 laptops and w/Xircom RBEM56G-100 cards for business use. I've been able to use the card perfectly under only one specific set of conditions--during a Slackware 7.0 install via NFS. Slack 7.0 comes with kernel 2.2.13 and PCMCIA 3.0.14. I used the bare.i bootdisk, color.gz rootdisk, and supplemental pcmcia.dsk (a new thing Pat Volkerding has been doing) to get things up and going.

The laptops are Toshiba 2655 XDVD models w/ the software configurable BIOS via "tsetup.exe" program. The pcmcia bios selection was set to "AUTO" for the above slack 7.0 case.

When starting pcmcia.dsk, the modules get loaded from floppy (introducing some "delay" due to slowness of a floppy). The ususal beeps would be heard (with some delay between them) and the card comes up fine. The slack 7.0 setup mounts NFS without a problem and installation is flawless.

However... after install and reboot, no beeps are heard from PCMCIA startup, and the keyboard doesn't work (typing anything at the login prompt reveals nothing!) 3 fingered salute (CTRL-ALT-DEL) doesn't work...

power off and boot to single user, disable PCMCIA, and the system comes up.

Starting PCMCIA after boot-up manually... Cardcage is detected (PCIC I think -- I'll verify), but cardmgr comes back after a few seconds with "Socket 0: timed out on reset". No keyboard hang luckily...

Ok ... So I changed to Redhat because that's what we want to use when we deliver these to our customer... Redhat 6.1 comes w/kernel 2.2.12(20) w/ same PCMCIA version. Same behavior.

So I started messing with CARDMGR_OPTS in /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia file... I kept doubling every delay parameter available (the reset-related ones etc). After a while of trial and error and pretty large numbers in there, the card was detected and drivers loaded... couldn't test w/ a network cuz it was late and I was at home...

So next day I booted (w/ params left untouched) and no card detection ... Tried tweaking params some more... no dice.

Noticed that PCMCIA 3.1.5 was put up on December 2nd... grabbed it, built it fine, no 32 bit cardbus support. Same socket 0 timeout stuff... bummer.

So I changed the BIOS to "Cardbus-16" forced, rebooted and everything detected nicely and drivers loaded -- (I'm in ToPIC mode now) Thought I was all set!

Went into the lab and tried it out on the network... seemingly "random" ping packets would be received... telnet wouldn't work... I think RX or TX errors were going up in ifconfig report -- didn't look at netstat -i or anything... frustrated.

Tried booting slack 7.0 bare.i, color.gz, and pcmcia.dsk as a control... no card detection. Changed BIOS to "PCIC forced", no card detection. Changed BIOS to "Auto"... card works like a dream again (just like NFS install above)!!! ...

So -- the question is why the heck does this only seem to work when booted from slackware floppies w/ BIOS in "auto" mode... It works aweseome... If I can reproduce those conditions under a boot from harddisk environment, I'm all set (I suppose I could stick with 3.0.14 and 2.1.13 kernel).

BTW -- the post-install kernel from the slack 7.0 install I did is exactly the same as bare.i disk... 2.1.13, pcmcia 3.0.14 ... only the timeouts occur in that case.

I guess I haven't tried kernel 2.1.13 w/ 3.1.5 pcmcia stuff.

I'm going to try to simulate (when booted from hard disk) exactly what Pat Volkerding's pcmcia.dsk does w/ kernel 2.1.13 and PCMCIA 3.0.14... I'll try to post findings ... I'm open for any suggestions... I'm gonna also try kernel 2.1.13 w/ 3.1.5 PCMCIA stuff. I'll try all combinations of BIOS setting with these too....

The wierd thing is--I know it will work (from slack 7.0 install experience), so I'm not going to give up.
1. Ok More tinkering with this... Some success! by Eric Malkowski, 1999, Dec 06

Question IRQ sharing and Xircom CardBus (RBEM56G-100BTX)

Date: 1999, Dec 10
From: Anek Vorapanya anekin

Hi,
I've an IBM ThinkPad i1480 and I installed a Red Hat 6.1 Linux.
I'm having trouble with my Xircom network/modem CardBus
I'm suspecting that it has to do with interrupts and then I 
checked the /proc/interrupts and /proc/pci. 
The /proc/interrupts looks fine to me but the /proc/pci doesn't.

From /proc/pci, it seems the interrupt IRQ 9 is being used by
three different devices: CardBus bridge, Lucent Win Modem,
and ATI Rage Mobility M.  As for IRQ 11, I guess that they
are intentionally shared because the two devices (Ethernet
controller and Modem) are on the same Xircom CardBus
card. But the IRQ 9 being shared by three devices that don't
seem to relate in anyway is really something that I can't
quite comprehend. I would really appreciate it if someone
would enlighten me on this one. I've been trying to make
the Xircom CardBus to work for a week without any success
and I begin to think that it has to do with this interrupt
sharing things. I attach some relavent information below.
Thanks,
-anek

-----

I'm using Linux 2.2.13-0.5 kernel (rawhide/Red Hat)

Here is the /proc/interrupts:

           CPU0
  0:      68578          XT-PIC  timer
  1:        909          XT-PIC  keyboard
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  5:          0          XT-PIC  ESS Solo1
  8:          1          XT-PIC  rtc
 12:        499          XT-PIC  PS/2 Mouse
 13:          1          XT-PIC  fpu
 14:      85314          XT-PIC  ide0
 15:          3          XT-PIC  ide1
NMI:          0

Here is the /proc/pci:

PCI devices found:
  Bus 32, device   0, function  0:
    Ethernet controller: Unknown vendor Unknown device (rev 3).
      Vendor id=115d. Device id=3.
      Medium devsel.  IRQ 11.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x210 [0x210].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x60017000 [0x60017000].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x60016000 [0x60016000].
  Bus 32, device   0, function  1:
    Serial controller: Unknown vendor Unknown device (rev 3).
      Vendor id=115d. Device id=103.
      Medium devsel.  IRQ 11.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x290 [0x290].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x60015000 [0x60015000].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x60014000 [0x60014000].
  Bus  0, device   0, function  0:
    Host bridge: Acer Labs Unknown device (rev 5).
      Vendor id=10b9. Device id=1621.
      Slow devsel.  Master Capable.  No bursts.
      Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe0000000 [0xe0000008].
  Bus  0, device   1, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Acer Labs Unknown device (rev 1).
      Vendor id=10b9. Device id=5247.
      Fast devsel.  Master Capable.  No bursts.  Min Gnt=8.
  Bus  0, device   6, function  0:
    Communication controller: Lucent (ex-AT&T) Microelectronics Unknown
device (rev 1).
      Vendor id=11c1. Device id=449.
      Medium devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.  IRQ 9.  Master Capable.
No bursts.  Min Gnt=252.Max Lat=14.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x82400000 [0x82400000].
      I/O at 0x90b8 [0x90b9].
      I/O at 0x9400 [0x9401].
  Bus  0, device   7, function  0:
    ISA bridge: Acer Labs M1533 Aladdin IV (rev 10).
      Medium devsel.  Master Capable.  No bursts.
  Bus  0, device   8, function  0:
    Multimedia audio controller: Unknown vendor Unknown device (rev 2).
      Vendor id=125d. Device id=1969.
      Medium devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.  IRQ 5.  Master Capable.
Latency=32.  Min Gnt=2.Max Lat=24.
      I/O at 0x9000 [0x9001].
      I/O at 0x9050 [0x9051].
      I/O at 0x9070 [0x9071].
      I/O at 0x9090 [0x9091].
      I/O at 0x90a4 [0x90a5].
  Bus  0, device  15, function  0:
    IDE interface: Acer Labs M5229 TXpro (rev 32).
      Medium devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.  IRQ 15.  Master Capable.
Latency=32.  Min Gnt=2.Max Lat=4.
      I/O at 0x78c0 [0x78c1].
  Bus  0, device  17, function  0:
    Bridge: Acer Labs Unknown device (rev 9).
      Vendor id=10b9. Device id=7101.
      Medium devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.
  Bus  0, device  19, function  0:
    CardBus bridge: O2 Micro Unknown device (rev 5).
      Vendor id=1217. Device id=6872.
      Slow devsel.  IRQ 9.  Master Capable.  Latency=32.  Min Gnt=128.Max
Lat=4.
  Bus  0, device  20, function  0:
    USB Controller: Acer Labs M5237 USB (rev 3).
      Medium devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.  IRQ 10.  Master Capable.
Latency=32.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x82600000 [0x82600000].
  Bus  1, device   0, function  0:
    VGA compatible controller: ATI Unknown device (rev 100).
      Vendor id=1002. Device id=4c4d.
      Medium devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.  IRQ 9.  Master Capable.
Latency=32.  Min Gnt=8.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x81000000 [0x81000000].
      I/O at 0x8000 [0x8001].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x80500000 [0x80500000].
1. None Interrupt sharing is normal for PCI by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 10
(_ Feedback Ethernet seems to be working but with some problem by Anek Vorapanya, 1999, Dec 11
(_ News Autopolarity feature confuses Xircom Cards by Thomas Meckel, 1999, Dec 17
(_ Question Untitled by Anek Vorapanya, 1999, Dec 18
(_ Feedback Patch for tulip_cb.c by Thomas Meckel, 1999, Dec 19

Question Ethernet with Xircom CEMII?

Date: 1999, Dec 10
From: Per von Zweigbergk cannon

Hello.

Anyone here using a Xircom CEM II for ethernet? The modem part works fine. I modified my /etc/pcmcia/config to use the xirc2ps_cs driver. It finds the card correctly, and the right hardware address and everything. Just one small problem: when transmission is attempted, a eth0: transmit timed out is recieved. Any ideas? I'm using the pcmcia support that came with Debian 2.1, and I'm using a 2.0.36 kernel (it's an old machine). Another network card for PCMCIA that I happen to posess, works fine in the same laptop.

Thanks on beforehand :)

Per von Zweigbergk

1. None I think you are out of luck by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 10
1. More CEM II == CE II ? by Per von Zweigbergk, 1999, Dec 10
(_ None I don't think so by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 10
(_ Sad hm... ce2 != ce II? confused and angry. by Per von Zweigbergk, 1999, Dec 10
(_ None Prospects are dim indeed by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 10
1. None I asked for CEM2 specs anyway by Chris Rasley, 2000, Feb 06
2. Idea What is the position on rev-engineering of the communication? by Stanislav Meduna, 2000, May 06
... 1 Message(s)
2. Feedback Model clarification by David Levin, 1999, Dec 17
1. Question OK, CEM2 uses a proprietary chipset, but are docs available? by Mike Bilow, 2000, Mar 28

Question REM56G-100

Date: 1999, Dec 19
From: Allen Khodabash amk

Hi,

I'm running Caldera 2.3 on a Gateway 2500 Solo using ver 3.0.14-1. I get the "no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices" message from cardinfo. I've had this combo work with redhat, and am wondering if anyone knows any issues with Caldera.

Thanks, Allen

None Intel EtherExpress Pro/100 Mobile 16-bit | kernel 2.2.13 | cardctl 3.1.3

Date: 1999, Dec 22
From: Fuzz

Hi.  Newbie here.  I'm having a problem getting my Intel
EtherExpress 100/Pro 16-bit PCMCIA NIC to work under
SuSE 6.3.

System details:
kernel: 2.2.13
cardctl: 3.1.3
box: IBM ThinkPad 600 2645 41U

Relevant log messages:
kernel: eth0: auto negotiation failed, using 10mbs

Abstract:
Card is recognized and apparently set up properly (two
happy beeps).  In ifconfig I can see the card's correct
MAC address and IP address I've assigned.  However, I have
no link light on the dongle, though I do get one on the hub.  
I can use ifport to change back and forth from 10M to 100M
with apparent success.  Meaning when attached to my cheapie
10M Linksys hub I get a link light on the hub at 10M and when
I use ifport to change to 100M I get wild blinking and
collisions that stop when I switch back to 10M.  When plugged
into my Catalyst 3000, I get a link light on the Cat when
the card is set to 10M, no link light when I change the card
to 100M and the link light returns when I change the setting
on the card back to 10M.  The Catalyst 3000 is a 10M switch.
At no time does the link light (or any light) on the dongle
light up.  When I try to ping another box, no joy, not even
any activity on the wire.  I am able to ping my own IP
address, as well as the loopback address.

I do see that there's a known issue with some cards using
the xirc2ps_cs driver not auto-negotiating properly.  I also
realize I'm not using the most up-to-date cardctl.  I have
downloaded the latest version and I'm willing to take the rest
of the day to figure out how to compile and install, but if
I'm just going to be beating my head against the wall I have
other things more worthy of my time.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Fuzz
1. None A driver upgrade would be in order by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 22
(_ None That did the trick, thanks. by fuzz@catzero.net, 1999, Dec 22

Question trouble unsuspending (RH 6.1, pcmcia 3.1.8, Xircom 10/100, IBM Thinkpad 770ED)

Date: 1999, Dec 23
From: Jamie Zawinski jwz

Hi,

When I suspend and then un-suspend my machine, I have to do this in order to get my Xircom ethernet card to come back online:

	usernetctl eth0 down
	/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart
	usernetctl eth0 up

It's not enough to just restart pcmcia, nor is it enough to just take eth0 down and then up; I have to do it in that order.

I didn't need to do this with Red Hat 5.1: this started happening when I upgraded to 6.1. So I know that this card can tolerate my laptop suspending then unsuspending, hardware-wise. So something has gone wrong on the software side since I upgraded.

I don't remember what version of pcmcia-cs was on my system when it was still running 5.1.

Any suggestions on how to make my machine unsuspend properly without manual intervention?

Current system details:

    IBM Thinkpad 770ED
    Red Hat 6.1: kernel 2.2.12
    pcmcia-cs-3.1.8
    Xircom 10/100 ethernet/modem card

dmesg says:

    Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.8
      kernel build: 2.2.12-20 #9 Wed Nov 3 03:36:32 PST 1999
      options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
    Intel PCIC probe: 
      TI 1250A PCI-to-CardBus at bus 0 slot 2, mem 0x20822000, 2 sockets
        host opts [0]: [ring] [pwr save] [isa irq] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 1/3]
        host opts [1]: [ring] [pwr save] [isa irq] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 4/6]
        ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,7,10,11 polling interval = 1000 ms
    cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03ff: excluding 0x200-0x207 0x220-0x22f
    cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
    cs: warning: no high memory space available!
    cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
    xirc2ps_cs.c 1.31 1998/12/09 19:32:55 (dd9jn+kvh)
    eth0: MII link partner: 0021
    eth0: MII selected
    eth0: media 10BaseT, silicon revision 5
    eth0: Xircom: port 0x300, irq 3, hwaddr 00:10:A4:FD:90:FD
    tty03 at 0x02e8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
    eth0: MII link partner: 0021
    eth0: MII selected
    eth0: media 10BaseT, silicon revision 5

"grep 'pcmcia\|cardmgr' /var/log/messages" says:

    Dec 22 16:05:20 grendel pcmcia: Starting PCMCIA services:
    Dec 22 16:05:20 grendel pcmcia:  modules
    Dec 22 16:05:20 grendel kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.8 
    Dec 22 16:05:20 grendel pcmcia:  cardmgr.
    Dec 22 16:05:20 grendel rc: Starting pcmcia succeeded
    Dec 22 16:05:20 grendel cardmgr[366]: starting, version is 3.1.8
    Dec 22 16:05:20 grendel cardmgr[366]: watching 2 sockets
    Dec 22 16:05:21 grendel cardmgr[366]: initializing socket 1
    Dec 22 16:05:21 grendel cardmgr[366]: socket 1: Xircom CEM56 Ethernet/Modem
    Dec 22 16:05:21 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/xirc2ps_cs.o'
    Dec 22 16:05:21 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/serial_cs.o'
    Dec 22 16:05:23 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: './network start eth0'
    Dec 22 16:05:24 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: './serial start ttyS3'
    Dec 22 08:08:38 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: './network suspend eth0'
    Dec 22 08:08:38 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: './serial suspend ttyS3'
    Dec 22 08:08:40 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: './network resume eth0'
    Dec 22 08:08:40 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: './serial resume ttyS3'
    Dec 22 08:09:08 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: './network check eth0'
    Dec 22 08:09:08 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: './serial check ttyS3'
    Dec 22 08:09:08 grendel cardmgr[366]: shutting down socket 1
    Dec 22 08:09:08 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: './network stop eth0'
    Dec 22 08:09:08 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: './serial stop ttyS3'
    Dec 22 08:09:08 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: 'rmmod xirc2ps_cs'
    Dec 22 08:09:08 grendel cardmgr[366]: executing: 'rmmod serial_cs'
    Dec 22 08:09:09 grendel cardmgr[366]: exiting
    Dec 22 08:09:10 grendel kernel: unloading PCMCIA Card Services 
    Dec 22 08:09:10 grendel kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.8 
    Dec 22 08:09:10 grendel cardmgr[1280]: starting, version is 3.1.8
    Dec 22 08:09:10 grendel cardmgr[1280]: watching 2 sockets
    Dec 22 08:09:11 grendel cardmgr[1280]: initializing socket 1
    Dec 22 08:09:11 grendel cardmgr[1280]: socket 1: Xircom CEM56 Ethernet/Modem
    Dec 22 08:09:11 grendel cardmgr[1280]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/xirc2ps_cs.o'
    Dec 22 08:09:11 grendel cardmgr[1280]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/serial_cs.o'
    Dec 22 08:09:14 grendel cardmgr[1280]: executing: './network start eth0'
    Dec 22 08:09:14 grendel cardmgr[1280]: executing: './serial start ttyS3'

1. More ditto except on Dell Latitude CS by Stewart Allen, 2000, Jan 17

Question Xircom 2CEps, tecra 8000, and RedHat 6.0

Date: 1999, Dec 30
From: Irene

I recently installed RedHat linux 6.0 on my Toshiba Tecra 8000 (dual booting with Windows 95). I have a Xircom 2CEps creditcard network adapter which I can't seem to get configured. I can ping the loopback address and myself, but I cannot ping anyone else on my subnet (messages are transmitted, but none received). I am a newbie to Linux but here is some information that I hope will help in diagnosing the problem:

During startup, I get the following messages:

Bringing up interface lo: OK Bringing up interface eth0: Delaying eth0 initialization: FAILED

In /var/log/boot.log, there is the following:

Poohbear network: Bringing up interface lo succeeded Poohbear ifup: Delaying eth0 initialization Poohbear network: Bringing up interface eth0 failed

Poohbear pcmcia:  Starting pcmcia services
Poohbear pcmcia:  modules
Poohbear pcmcia:  cardmgr
Poohbear rd: Starting pcmcia succeeded

Typing dmesg at /root gives me the following info: xirc2ps_cs.c 1.31 1998/12/09/19:32:55 (dd9jn+kvh)

eth0: Xircom: port 0x300, irq3, hwaddr 00:80:C7:D3:AD:95
eth0: media 10Base T, silicon revision 1

/etc/pcmcia/config has the following info: device "xirc2ps_cs" class "network" module "xirc2ps_cs"

card "xircom IIps Ethernet" version "Xircom", "*", "PS-CE2-10" bind "xirc2ps_cs"

Typing cardctl ident gives me Socket 0: product info: "Xircom", "CreditCard 10Base-T": "PS-CE2-10", "2.10" manfid: 0x0105, 0x10b function: 6 (network)

Typing cardctl status gives me: Socket 0: 5V 16-bit card present Function 0: ready

Can anyone help? I have no idea what to do . . .

Thanks!

1. None Some things to try by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 30

None Problem using CEM 56 with new pcmcia-cs-3.1.8

Date: 2000, Jan 11
From: TeeJin TeeJin

I m using IBM 600 with Mandrake 6.1.

Was using CEM 56s working fine until I upgraded the pcmcia package to pcmcia-cs-3.1.8

Some stack error occured while doing a cardctl config.

Network seems fine , Red LEDS running at 100 BTX, I am able to get ifconfig up but modem fails to initialise.

Tried to exclude port 2f8-2ff but no avail. Tried excluding IRQ 3 as well.

THe other thing is previously prior to using the latest pcmcia pacakge I m trying to use 2 CEM 56s to setup an ethernet bridge. The first one eth0 runs at 10 BTX (green leds) while the 2nd eth1 runs at 100 btx (red led)

cardctl config and cat /var/run/stab shows up fine.

Network is fine with the exception of the difference in the line speed.

No such problem while running on a single card.

Any resources that I should exclude or include?

Read about a bug in multifunction cards but do not know if this applies.

Appreciate any help.

TeeJin

1. None Should be fixed now by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 24

Sad REM56G-10BT: problems with the modem half

Date: 2000, Jan 13
From: Jon Sundquist <jsundqui@buffnet.net>

I posted this in the serial message board, too. But since it is a Xircom multifunction, I thought I should put it here, too, since there may be more Xircom experience among readers here.

The ethernet part of my Xircom REM56G-10BT (it is the 16-bit realport card, combo 10BT ether and 56K modem) works great as an ethernet card. It also works in modem mode, but with troubles. I can reproducibly stall a file transfer.

 Setup:
 Dell Inspiron 3500
 Redhat 6.1, with pcmcia upgraded to 3.1.8 (upgrade didn't help)
 Card: Xircom REM56G-10BT

 inspiron:~$ uname -rv
 2.2.12-20 #1 Mon Sep 27 10:40:35 EDT 1999
 inspiron:~$ /sbin/cardctl -V
 cardctl version 3.1.8

More details of problem: I use kppp to initiate a modem ppp connection (a usenet post said that kppp may be a culprit, but that seems unlikely, and I have not yet crafted a straight pppd/chat script to confirm). Connection is made OK (sometimes not at too great a speed, but I chalk that up to poor lines). Things like web surfing are fine.

Now go to this page: http://www.vmware.com/download/downloadtools.html and try to download the vmware-tools package from any of the mirrors there. It always, reproducibly stalls at 5% (at about 77000 - 78000 bytes). It will stall from any of the mirrors, both from ftp and http. Interestingly, although it stalls the same place each time, some packets still come through. I.e., it transfers fine till about 5%, then maybe a packet or two every minute, but gradually getting even slower.

I mainly use the ethernet, so I havaen't done extensive testing for different sites/limitations. However, there were other downloads where I had similar problems (e.g. a TkDesk rpm from RedHat contrib IIRC). However, I have also had some downloads with no problems.

Again, loading web pages seems unaffected. I had some problems (long delays) loading/refreshing an IMAP mailbox, but that has not been quite so reproducible.

This is a dual boot machine. I had no problem downloading these files in windows via modem.

When swicthing between ethernet and modem, I first bring down the eth0 interface (ifconfig down) along with the associated routes.

Script changes: none serial-related. I added the network.opts as recommended for redhat. I also used redhats /etc/pcmcia/network. But then again, I am not having problems with the network, but with the modem/serial.

From the logs: This is from /var/log/messages from after I restarted cardmgr (via /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia stop|start) following the installation of 3.1.8. Note, I first tested ethernet to see if it worked, then brought that down, and ran the ppp session.

Jan 12 18:16:36 inspiron cardmgr[6631]: starting, version is 3.1.8
Jan 12 18:16:36 inspiron cardmgr[6631]: watching 2 sockets
Jan 12 18:16:36 inspiron cardmgr[6631]: initializing socket 0
Jan 12 18:16:36 inspiron cardmgr[6631]: socket 0: Xircom RealPort REM10BT Ethernet/Modem
Jan 12 18:16:36 inspiron cardmgr[6631]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/xirc2ps_cs.o'
Jan 12 18:16:36 inspiron cardmgr[6631]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/serial_cs.o'
Jan 12 18:16:41 inspiron cardmgr[6631]: executing: './network start eth0'
Jan 12 18:16:45 inspiron cardmgr[6631]: executing: './serial start ttyS3'
Jan 12 18:21:50 inspiron modprobe: can't locate module char-major-108
Jan 12 18:21:50 inspiron pppd[6744]: pppd 2.3.10 started by root, uid 0
Jan 12 18:21:50 inspiron pppd[6744]: Using interface ppp0
Jan 12 18:21:50 inspiron pppd[6744]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS3
Jan 12 18:21:56 inspiron pppd[6744]: Remote message: Login Succeeded
Jan 12 18:21:57 inspiron pppd[6744]: local  IP address 208.28.191.14
Jan 12 18:21:57 inspiron pppd[6744]: remote IP address 208.28.191.2
Jan 12 18:22:27 inspiron pppd[6744]: CCP: timeout sending Config-Requests 
Jan 12 18:28:51 inspiron pppd[6744]: Terminating on signal 15.
Jan 12 18:28:51 inspiron pppd[6744]: Connection terminated.
Jan 12 18:28:51 inspiron pppd[6744]: Connect time 7.1 minutes.
Jan 12 18:28:51 inspiron pppd[6744]: Sent 21300 bytes, received 480012 bytes.
Jan 12 18:28:51 inspiron pppd[6744]: Exit.

Question Problem with Intel EtherExpress 100 (16 bits)

Date: 2000, Jan 16
From: Jean-Francois Gadoury RedStorm

Hello,

I have been trying to get my Intel EtherExpress 100 16 bits card to work for while now without sucess. I would appreciate any ideas of what I could try to resolve my problem

I am Running Redhat v6.1 on a IBM ThinkPad 600e. The tests I have conducted were with version 2.2.12 and 2.2.14 of the linu Kernel. I am using pcmcia 3.0.14 package.

From what I see the pcmcia package is functionning correctly I hear the usual beeps for insertion and removal of cards from the pcmcia sockets. The scripts for initting the Ethernet card functions properly also I have tried the pcmcia default scripts as well as using the modification to conserve the Redhat init mechanism.

When I insert the card I the proper module is loaded xirc2ps_cs.o. I have specifying direct IP related information and have also tried DHCP. If I specify the IP and net info myself the interface eth0 is setup properly and if I ifconfig I get the proper output.

When using DHCP the interface is not mounted and an error is reported in /var/log/messages.

When setting the IP address and net information directly I tried to ping computers on the locl subnet without success I receive Network Unreachable messages. I also notice that the card does not show activity though the dongle leds.

Here is a terminal log of hopefully usefulll information:

#
# Local PCMCIA Configuration File
#
# System resources available for PCMCIA devices
#
# include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x1000-0x17ff
include port 0x1000-0x17ff include memory 0xc0000-0xfffff exclude memory 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff include memory 0x60000000-0x60ffffff

exclude port 0x100-0x4ff

# First built-in serial port exclude irq 4 # Second built-in serial port exclude irq 3 # First built-in parallel port exclude irq 7 #exclude irq 9

[root@localhost /root]# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  no product info available
Socket 1:
  product info: "Intel", "EtherExpress(TM) PRO/100 PC Card Mobile Adapter16", "PRO/100 M16A", "1.00"
  manfid: 0x0089, 0x010a
  function: 6 (network)
[root@localhost /root]# 

[root@localhost /root]# cardctl config
Socket 0:
  not configured
Socket 1:
  Vcc = 5.0, Vpp1 = 0.0, Vpp2 = 0.0
  Interface type is memory and I/O
  IRQ 9 is exclusive, level mode, enabled
  Function 0:
    Config register base = 0x0800
      Option = 0x41, status = 0000
    I/O window 1: 0x1000 to 0x100f, 16 bit
[root@localhost /root]# 

[root@localhost /root]# tail /var/log/messages

Jan 16 21:08:35 localhost cardmgr[2035]: socket 1: Intel EtherExpress PRO/100
Jan 16 21:08:35 localhost cardmgr[2035]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14/pcmcia/xirc2ps_cs.o'
Jan 16 21:08:35 localhost kernel: xirc2ps_cs.c 1.31 1998/12/09 19:32:55 (dd9jn+kvh) 
Jan 16 21:08:35 localhost kernel: eth0: Intel: port 0x1000, irq 9, hwaddr 00:A0:C9:BA:20:9D 
Jan 16 21:08:35 localhost cardmgr[2035]: executing: './network start eth0'
Jan 16 21:08:40 localhost kernel: eth0: auto negotation failed; using 10mbs 
Jan 16 21:08:40 localhost kernel: eth0: media 10BaseT, silicon revision 4 
Jan 16 21:09:11 localhost kernel: eth0: media 10BaseT, silicon revision 4 
Jan 16 21:09:41 localhost cardmgr[2035]: + Determining IP information for eth0...Operation failed.
Jan 16 21:09:41 localhost cardmgr[2035]: +  failed.
[root@localhost /root]#

This card has already functioned under linux with Linux v6.0

thanks for any help :-)

alp!

1. Ok Nevermind 3.1.8 fixes my problems! by Jean-Francois Gadoury, 2000, Jan 17

Question Is RBEM56G 10/100 Ethernet + Modem 56 supported?

Date: 2000, Jan 26
From: Stefan Kluth Stefan

I have:

Laptop Dell Inspiron 3700 450 GT

Xircom RealPort CardBus Ethernet 10/100 * Modem 56, which
identifies itself as  
vers_1 5.0, "Xircom", "CardBus Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56",
"CBEM56G",  "1.03"
with dump_cis

Debian frozen potato, stock kernel 2.2.13, pcmcia-cs 3.1.8-4

In short, I did not get the ethernet part of the Xircom card
to work, even though the module "tulip_cb" got loaded ok and
no other obvious messages appeared. If this card is supposed
to work with the software I have I can of course provide more
info.

I succeeded by getting "tulip.c" from 
http://ivs.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/~danilo/linux.shtml (follow the
link "driver" in section IBM EtherJet PC Card Driver),
replacing clients/tulip_cb.c by the new code and
compiling/installing pcmcia-cs. I also pass the two options
"cis_hwaddr=0x170 strict_csr6=1" via /etc/pcmcia/config.ops to
the tulip_cb module. Note that these options are not available
in the standard tulip_cb.c

After reading the relevant postings here I fear that I am
doing something silly and that the card should work. 

I will be grateful for any hints/help. Stefan
1. None Depends on what you mean by "supported" by David Hinds, 2000, Jan 26
(_ Ok ethernet works with workaround by Stefan Kluth, 2000, Jan 27
(_ More I tried this on my Inspiron 7500 running RH 6.1 and CBEM56G by Charlie Zender, 2000, Jan 31
(_ None See the HOWTO... by David Hinds, 2000, Jan 31
(_ More OK, it works now by Charlie Zender, 2000, Jan 31
(_ None Both issues are tricky by David Hinds, 2000, Jan 31

Question Xircom CEM-56-100, Linux 2.3.42, pcmcia-cs 3.1.10

Date: 2000, Feb 08
From: Ian G Batten igb

I've just tried moving from 2.2.11-ac3 + pcmcia-cs-3.0.14
to 2.3.42 + pcmcia-cs-3.1.10.  My hardware is a Fujitsu
B110 laptop, plus a Xircom CEM-56-100 combo card.  After the
upgrade, the pcmcia initialisation reports

xirc2ps_cs.c 1.31 1998/12/09 19:32:55 (dd9jn+kvh)
xirc2ps_cs: MapMemPage: Bad handle

and the ethernet is inoperative.  I have answered `m'
to PCMCIA support in the kernel, and likewise for the cards
I need.  I am now trying it without the modules from the
kernel distribvution.

ian

Question Kernel oops when ejecting CBEM56G

Date: 2000, Feb 09
From: Eyvind Bernhardsen eyvind

I just upgraded to pcmcia-cs 3.1.9 (precompiled Debian "woody" version), which has fixed earlier problems I had with pcmcia, but which Oopses whenever the card is ejected, cardctl eject is called, or the system shuts down/reboots.

I'm not sure if I had this problem before, since I was pretty much happy to have the card _not_ lock the system solid (which it frequently did with pcmcia-cs 3.1.8), and didn't bother to check the kernel logs much once things were up and running :)

The system is a Dell Latitude CPtV466GT running Debian "potato" (aka "frozen") with kernel 2.2.14 plus the ext3 patch, the international kernel patch, and the 2.3.39 USB backport.

The output of ksymoops is as follows:

ksymoops 2.3.3 on i686 2.2.14ext3.  Options used
     -V (default)
     -k /proc/ksyms (default)
     -l /proc/modules (default)
     -o /lib/modules/2.2.14ext3/ (default)
     -m /boot/System.map-2.2.14ext3 (specified)

Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 5a5a5ab6
current->tss.cr3 = 06f90000, %cr3 = 06f90000
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000
CPU:    0
EIP:    0010:[<c80575f2>]
Using defaults from ksymoops -t elf32-i386 -a i386
EFLAGS: 00010206
eax: 5a5a5a5a   ebx: c0233800   ecx: 5a5a5a5a   edx: c80599fc
esi: c80599fc   edi: c8052000   ebp: c6f8ff3c   esp: c6f8ff2c
ds: 0018   es: 0018   ss: 0018
Process rmmod (pid: 584, process nr: 36, stackpage=c6f8f000)
Stack: 00004000 c7e11ee0 0000000c c011ba98 c6f8ff6c c805790e c8059be8 00000000
       c6fbb150 c0116d73 c8052000 fffffff0 c7144180 08054006 00000000 c6f8e000
       bfffecac c0117130 c8052000 fffffff0 c6f8ffb0 bfffecac c4b77000 fffffffe
Call Trace: [<c011ba98>] [<c805790e>] [<c8059be8>] [<c0116d73>] [<c8052000>] [<c0117130>] [<c8052000>]
       [<c0116775>] [<c8052000>] [<c0116737>] [<c010a041>] [<c0109f3c>]
Code: 8b 59 5c 8d 53 0c 8a 83 72 05 00 00 24 03 3c 02 75 29 83 c4

>>EIP; c80575f2 <[tulip_cb]tulip_reap+2e/78>   <=====
Trace; c011ba98 <handle_mm_fault+c8/13c>
Trace; c805790e <[tulip_cb]cleanup_module+1a/84>
Trace; c8059be8 <[tulip_cb]tulip_ops+0/13>
Trace; c0116d73 <qm_info+9f/b8>
Trace; c8052000 <[tulip_cb]__module_kernel_version+0/1a>
Trace; c0117130 <free_module+20/a8>
Trace; c8052000 <[tulip_cb]__module_kernel_version+0/1a>
Trace; c0116775 <sys_delete_module+13d/1ec>
Trace; c8052000 <[tulip_cb]__module_kernel_version+0/1a>
Trace; c0116737 <sys_delete_module+ff/1ec>
Trace; c010a041 <error_code+2d/34>
Trace; c0109f3c <system_call+34/38>
Code;  c80575f2 <[tulip_cb]tulip_reap+2e/78>
00000000 <_EIP>:
Code;  c80575f2 <[tulip_cb]tulip_reap+2e/78>   <=====
   0:   8b 59 5c                  mov    0x5c(%ecx),%ebx   <=====
Code;  c80575f5 <[tulip_cb]tulip_reap+31/78>
   3:   8d 53 0c                  lea    0xc(%ebx),%edx
Code;  c80575f8 <[tulip_cb]tulip_reap+34/78>
   6:   8a 83 72 05 00 00         mov    0x572(%ebx),%al
Code;  c80575fe <[tulip_cb]tulip_reap+3a/78>
   c:   24 03                     and    $0x3,%al
Code;  c8057600 <[tulip_cb]tulip_reap+3c/78>
   e:   3c 02                     cmp    $0x2,%al
Code;  c8057602 <[tulip_cb]tulip_reap+3e/78>
  10:   75 29                     jne    3b <_EIP+0x3b> c805762d <[tulip_cb]tulip_reap+69/78>
Code;  c8057604 <[tulip_cb]tulip_reap+40/78>
  12:   83 c4 00                  add    $0x0,%esp

I've managed to parse the disassembled output enough to figure out that the kernel oopses in tulip_reap() while trying to dereference (*devp)->priv on line 3459 of tulip_cb.c, which might mean that root_tulip_dev is invalid, but I don't know how to debug the kernel so I can't find out :) What I _do_ know is that tulip_reap is called twice; once while loading the module, and once while cleaning up after it (I get the "tulip_reap()" message twice in my kernel log). The first invocation works fine, obviously.

Since I don't usually eject the network card once I've inserted it this isn't really a big deal for me, but I'd be happy to provide my configuration, log messages etc. if anyone wants to take a harder look at it.

1. None Ok, I think I found the problem by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 09
(_ Sad Possibly, but... by Eyvind Bernhardsen, 2000, Feb 10
(_ Ok Yes! by Eyvind Bernhardsen, 2000, Feb 11

Question CBEM56M at irq10/port1480 "modem is busy"... HELP!

Date: 2000, Feb 09
From: Albert S. Johnston sofeise

I hava a Micron Transport Trek running R.H. 6.1; It has a xircom CBEM56G pcmcia card. Under win97 the modem part is at irq10/port1480-1487 and e/net part is at irq10/port1400-147F.

I have added the suguested PCIC_OPTS line to my /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia file (PCIC_OPTS="do_scan=0 irq_list=10) and modified the /etc/pcmcia/config.opts file so that only ports 0x1400-0x1500 are "included". The stuff in the boot log looks fine... stab file says there is a network/tulip_cb at eth0 and a serial/serial_cb at ttyS2

cardctl config says socket 1/fun 1 is 0x1400-0x1487 and socket 1/fun 2 is 0x1400-0x1487

So every thing is ok, right? well neither kppp or minicom are able to access the card. In them ttyS1 is okay (i think) but all the other ttyS's say things like "sorry, the modem is busy"...

I know a bunch of you have this working.... what am is doing wrong?

tnx

1. None Try a PCMCIA upgrade by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 09
(_ Ok SUCCESS!!! by Albert S. Johnston, 2000, Feb 10

Question RBEM56G-100BTX Ethernet working; modem not recognized

Date: 2000, Feb 10
From: RJ Johnston rjohnston

All, running pcmcia 3.1.9 and 2.2.12 with RedHat6.1 and the
 RBEM56G-100BTX, and after installing 3.1.9 the ethernet 
worked perfectly. Unfortunately, the modem doesn't work at 
all. Not only doesn't it work, but Kudzu comes up and says 
that the "Generic Serial Modem," and Ethernet Adapter have 
been removed from the system when I don't have the card 
connected to the LAN. Any ideas for what I might be doing 
wrong? Anyone got a lead but I haven't supplied the right 
information, by all means let me know!

1. None Its RBEM56G-100, sorry... also more details by RJ Johnston, 2000, Feb 10
2. None Added Log Messages by RJ Johnston, 2000, Feb 10

Question CE IIps Problems, Can anybody help ??

Date: 2000, Feb 10
From: Anton Enright <enright@ebi.ac.uk>

I'm trying to get this bloody Xircom CEIIps card working, the only O/S that accepts it so far is Windows 2000 :)

When the pcmcia module cardmgr starts it reports:

xirc2ps_cs: unknown card (mediaid=01 prodid=ff)

Here's the versions I am running... pcmcia-cs => 3.1.10 kernel => 2.0.36-0.7

I've tried hacking the xirc2ps.c file to convince it that this is a CE2 card, but to no avail..

Anyone Help Me here ???

Thanks

Anton

1. Ok Problem Resolved...(I think ?) by Anton Enright, 2000, Feb 10

Question ISDN problems CEM

Date: 2000, Feb 12
From: J.P jeepee

Hello,

Today I updated from 3.1.8 to 3.1.10 after the upgrade all was oke except my ISDN speed there is no 64K anymore but just about 14.4 its realy slow even after updating the wvdial to 1.41 it still is the same. Only option I had was going back to 3.1.8 that works oke and gives me the full 64K.

Any ideas about this or how to fix it.

I am running a NEC Versa LX with a Xircom CEM-56 card (10/100 ISDN and 56K analog) Linux 2.2.13 Slackware

Regards J.P.....

1. None The usual questions by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 14
2. Note Fixed now, apparently by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 21

Question Problem with Xircom RE-100 on RH6.1

Date: 2000, Feb 20
From: Aaron Parks aparks

Hi. I just got a new laptop (CTX 700G) and installed a clean copy of RH6.1 on it. I'm having trouble with my RE-100, which worked in my old laptop (a thinkpad running RH5.2).

First of all, I did have some problems probing interrupts, the probe would only find IRQ 4, which was in use anyway. I set PCIC_OPTS="irq_list=5,9 do_scan=0" and IRQ 5 was correctly allocated to the RE-100. IO address 0x300 was also allocated to it. The link light comes up green and autonegotiation is fine (10Mb). when i try to ping another host, the packets are lost. ifconfig shows that the TX and RX counters on the RE-100 (eth0) stay zeroed, but the TX and RX on lo increase.

kernel is 2.2.12-20 and pcmcia 3.0.14

anyone have a clue i could borrow?

thanks.

Aaron Parks

1. None Try a driver upgrade by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 22

Question network not starting automatically?

Date: 2000, Feb 24
From: Albert S. Johnston sofeise

I am running RH 6.1 using D.H's wonderful pcmcia driver. My laptop boots fine. the only "strange" msg's during boot are the "normal" FAILED for pcmcia and a "cant yp_bind/domain not bound" error when "listentin for NIS domain server". I understand that the first msg is as expected; the second one seems like a problem to me.

But when I log in I get "network unreachable"; if i then
run netconfig with args of
  137.244.203.219
  255.255.255.0
  137.244.203.3
  137.244.203.6
then the net is fine until I reboot.

I tried manually setting the above values in the /etc/pcmcia/network.opts file but the results were very simalar... including the "cant yp_bind" error during boot. Instead of a "network unreachible" msg from the ping, i get a "no route to host"... which makes it sound like I put the wrong value into the network.opts file... but I compaired it to the value i gave netconfig() and they were both the same (.3)...

Ideas? thanks

1. None The HOWTO has some comments about Red Hat by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 24
1. Sad Untitled by Albert S. Johnston, 2000, Feb 24
1. None What card is this, by the way? by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 24
... 1 Message(s)
2. Sad Still need help! by Albert S. Johnston, 2000, Feb 25
3. Ok success! by Albert S. Johnston, 2000, Feb 25
1. None HOWTO explanation by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 25

Question Dell I7500 with Xircom CBEM56G-100 - odd problem

Date: 2000, Feb 25
From: Jakob Frandsen jakobf

I watched this forum before posting this because I don't know
what else to do.

I'm using pcmcia-cs 3.1.11 and kernel 2.2.12-20 (RH 6.1)

After inserting the card, it beeps twice, logs no bad things,
ifconfig shows eth0 just fine, route shows the route just
fine, the light on the adapter does not come on showing "link
integrity". As soon as I try to ping somebody on my net, it
goes "Destination host unreachable" which is a weird error
considering that I route to the net. Running ifconfig after
this attempt shows that some "error packets" has been sent.

It's on IRQ 11 eventhough I have excluded that
in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts

I have tried to do the "ifdown eth0 ; ifup eth0" trick, but
that does not work for me.

Here are the details:

% tail -n 23 /var/log/messages
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 35): vendor 0x115d, device 0x0003
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost cardmgr[371]: initializing socket 1
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost cardmgr[371]: socket 1: Xircom CardBus 10/100 Ethernet + 56K Modem
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost cardmgr[371]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/cb_enabler.o'
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost cardmgr[371]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/tulip_cb.o'
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost cardmgr[371]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/serial_cb.o'
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 35) 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60013000-0x600137ff 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel:   fn 0 bar 3: mem 0x60012000-0x600127ff 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel:   fn 1 bar 1: io 0x280-0x287 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel:   fn 1 bar 2: mem 0x60011000-0x600117ff 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel:   fn 1 bar 3: mem 0x60010000-0x600107ff 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0x200-0x27f 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x6000c000-0x6000ffff 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel:   fn 1 rom: mem 0x60008000-0x6000bfff 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel: tulip_attach(bus 35, function 0) 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel: tulip.c:v0.91g-ppc 7/16/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford) 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel: eth0: Xircom Cardbus Adapter (DEC 21143 compatible mode) rev 3 at 0x200, 00:10:A4:DF:E1:E4, IRQ 11. 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel: eth0:  MII transceiver #0 config 3100 status 7809 advertising 01e1. 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel: serial_attach(bus 35, fn 1) 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost kernel: tty01 at 0x0280 (irq = 11) is a 16550A 
Feb 25 10:00:00 localhost cardmgr[371]: executing: './network start eth0'
Feb 25 10:00:01 localhost cardmgr[371]: executing: './serial start ttyS1'

% ifconfig eth0

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:A4:DF:E1:E4  
          inet addr:192.168.168.5  Bcast:192.168.168.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x200 

% route -n

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.168.5   0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH    0      0        0 eth0
192.168.168.0   0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
127.0.0.0       0.0.0.0         255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo

% ping 192.168.168.10

PING 192.168.168.10 (192.168.168.10) from 192.168.168.5 : 56(84) bytes of data.
From 192.168.168.5: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.168.5: Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.168.5: Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.168.10 ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss

% ifconfig eth0

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:A4:DF:E1:E4  
          inet addr:192.168.168.5  Bcast:192.168.168.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:6 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:6
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x200 


I can post more info if needed. Thank you is advance.
1. None Re: Question: Dell I7500 with Xircom CBEM56G-100 - odd problem by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 25
(_ Ok It works now - stupid faulty cable. : by Jakob Frandsen, 2000, Feb 28

Question IBM PCMCIA Etherjet 10/100... lord help me.

Date: 2000, Feb 28
From: GarrettSerack gserack

Ok.

[gulp!]

I'm attempting to install linux (Mandrake 7.0 (2) ) on my laptop, a Sony Vaio PCG-F160, with an IBM Etherjet 10/100 ethernet card.

I managed to get Linux installed quickly enough, but My ethernet card is not working.

I've got a small firewall that handles DHCP for me, and my desktop machines in the house all get their IP addresses perfectly fine.

When the PCMCIA Etherjet card is inserted, the firewall is getting the request for the IP address, and is sending the response, but the laptop is not seeing the response.

Now, I started looking into this, it seems that the PCMCIA Etherjet card is trying to use the tulip_cb driver. It loads, and actually sends packets, but it does not seem to get the DHCP response.

I then gave the laptop a static IP address, and tried to ping the other systems in my house. The phone rang, and I was distracted for a few minutes, and then when I was finished, I noticed that the laptop _was_ getting the pings thru. at 25000 ms ping times. Wow, I didn't know that it would do that!

So I am fairly convinced that I have the right driver, and it would work, I'm just missing something...

I have a couple of questions about this :

1. are there any settings I should be putting into the /etc/pcmcia/config.opts file?

2. I noticed that Mandrake 7 uses pcmcia 3.1.9 and there is version 3.1.11 out. Would upgrading my pcmcia (and the modules therein) fix this?

3. My network is a 10mbit network, is there a way to force the PCMCIA Etherejet card to 10mb( if this is a problem)

4. Does anyone have a clue as to where I should go next?

Thanks, in advance, for any help anyone could offer me in my time of need... ;)

Garrett

PS. I had loaded linux on another laptop about a year ago, and I could have _sworn_ that I used this exact same ethernet card, and it worked really well. Am I on drugs, or what?

1. None System log messages? by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 28

Question Redhat 6.0 and Xircom Realport 10/100TX

Date: 2000, Feb 29
From: LaJchon McRight lajchon

I have a Xircom Realport 10/100TX + 56K Modem. I also have Redhat Linux 6.0 installed. I just read on Redhat's website that it does not support this network adapter. Is there something I can do to make it work with 6.0?

Thanks

LaJchon

1. None Maybe this is too obvious... by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 29
(_ Note I understand.... by LaJchon McRight, 2000, Feb 29
(_ None The incompatibility is just with what they ship by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 29
(_ Ok Thanks for the help by LaJchon McRight, 2000, Feb 29

None Module Support for Xircom RealPort 2

Date: 2000, Mar 08
From: TeeJin TeeJin

Just like to enquire if there is any support for Realport 2 Cardbus Ethernet 10/100 ?

Our Realport 2 Modem 56 works with the normal xircps module though.

Cheers TeeJin

1. None I don't know by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 08
(_ None I got it working with the tulip-cb .. but only sort of by nyet@nbase.com, 2000, Jul 31

Feedback Xircom Cardbus issues

Date: 2000, Mar 11
From: James Morris <jmorris@intercode.com.au>

In the Known Problems document for 3.1.12 release, you mention an issue with the Xircom Cardbus card is shut down. I 'm not sure if this is exactly the same, but am able to reproduce an oops when removing the card while the tulip_cb module is loaded under kernel 2.3.51.

If rtnetlink messages are configured, the unregister_netdevice() call from the tulip_cb 'remove' operation kicks rtnetlink into issuing a routing message via the notifier block. This seems to be happening under interrupt (or at least, in_interrupt() returns true), which results in an oops as rtnetlink tries to allocate an skb non-atmomically.

There seem to be a number of other issues including tx timeouts. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about PC hardware to take this much further, but have noticed that tulip_cb registers itself as a pci driver. Is this correct?

Also, the non-pcmcia tulip driver in the current tree seems to be undergoing some significant changes. Is the pcmcia version being maintained in sync with this?

- James

1. None I think the 2.3.* issue is different by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 13
(_ Ok Ok, patch sent. by James Morris, 2000, Mar 13

None Problems with RBEM56G-100BTX Cardbus combo card

Date: 2000, Mar 16
From: Jeff Key jkey

I'm having trouble getting a RBEM56G-100BTX combo modem/ethernet card working on a Dell Inspiron 7500. I'm running Mandrake Linux 7.0 (kernel version 2.2.14) and installed the latest PCMCIA drivers (3.1.12). I did not do any special configuration or set any options.

Actually, I can get both the networking and modem functions working individually, but not without extra effort and not working at the same time. The first problem is that bringing up the eth0 interface at boot time fails. After I log on, however, restarting the network (/etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart) brings it up. Then network access seems fine.

The next problem is that I can only use the modem if I bring the eth0 interface down (ifconfig eth0 down). I don't think that this should be required, but maybe it's normal. If eth0 is up then either the pppd daemon dies or any attempt to use the network (e.g., ping) goes nowhere.

I read in the PCMCIA-HOWTO that the messages "Delaying eth0 initialization" and "[FAILED]", which I do get, don't really signify a failure. But eth0 doesn't come up during the boot process at all, so something really is wrong. I've included some log messages below.

I probably shouldn't have gotten this card and should have gone with the 16-bit version (non-Cardbus) instead. If I can't get it working properly, I might still be able to exchange it.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff

----------------From /var/log/messages:-------------------

Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.12 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.14-15mdk #1 Tue Jan 4 22:24:20 CET 2000 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfdf50 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   00:04.0 -> irq 11 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   00:04.1 -> irq 11 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: Intel PCIC probe:  
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   TI 1225 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:04, mem 0x68000000 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:     host opts [0]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 11] [lat 168/32] [bus 32/34] 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:     host opts [1]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 11] [lat 168/32] [bus 35/37] 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:     PCI irq 11 seems to be wedged! 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:     PCI irq 11 test failed 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:     ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,7,9,10 polling interval = 1000 ms 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: excluding 0x1000-0x107f 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean. 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 32): vendor 0x115d, device 0x0003 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 32) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60013000-0x600137ff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 0 bar 3: mem 0x60012000-0x600127ff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 1 bar 1: io 0x280-0x287 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 1 bar 2: mem 0x60011000-0x600117ff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 1 bar 3: mem 0x60010000-0x600107ff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0x200-0x27f 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x6000c000-0x6000ffff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel:   fn 1 rom: mem 0x60008000-0x6000bfff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: tulip_attach(bus 32, function 0) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: tulip.c:v0.91g-ppc 7/16/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: eth0: Xircom Cardbus Adapter (DEC 21143 compatible mode) rev 3 at 0x200, 00:10:A4:C1:CF:39, IRQ 3. 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: eth0:  MII transceiver #0 config 3100 status 7809 advertising 01e1. 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: serial_attach(bus 32, fn 1) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: tty01 at 0x0280 (irq = 3) is a 16550A 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: ISDN subsystem Rev: 1.93/1.80/1.95/1.60/1.17/1.3 loaded 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Linux Driver for passive ISDN cards 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Version 3.3c (module) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Layer1 Revision 2.36 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Layer2 Revision 2.20 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: TeiMgr Revision 2.13 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Layer3 Revision 2.10 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: LinkLayer Revision 2.40 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Approval certification valid 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Approved with ELSA Quickstep series cards 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Approval registration numbers: 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: German D133361J CETECOM ICT Services GmbH 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: EU (D133362J) CETECOM ICT Services GmbH 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Approved with Eicon Technology Diva 2.01 PCI cards 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Card 1 Protocol EDSS1 Id=Teles1 (0) 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Teles IO driver Rev. 2.14 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: Teles: 16.3 Byte at d80 is ff 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: HiSax: Card Teles 16.3 not installed ! 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet kernel: ISDN-subsystem unloaded 
Mar 15 15:26:26 droplet atd: atd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:11 droplet rc.sysinit: Mounting proc filesystem succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:11 droplet date: Wed Mar 15 15:26:10 CST 2000 

--------------- From /var/log/boot.log: -------------------

Mar 15 15:26:15 droplet rc.sysinit: Enabling swap space succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:16 droplet mandrake_everytime: Building Window Manager Sessions succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:22 droplet kudzu:  succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:22 droplet network: Bringing up interface lo succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:23 droplet ifup: Delaying eth0 initialization. 
Mar 15 15:26:23 droplet network: Bringing up interface eth0 failed 
Mar 15 15:26:23 droplet portmap: portmap startup succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet apmd: apmd startup succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet isdn4linux: Loading HiSax driver 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet isdn4linux: CardID: Teles1 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet isdn4linux: CardType: 3 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet isdn4linux: CardName: Teles 16.3 
Mar 15 15:26:24 droplet isdn4linux: Parameters: id=Teles1 type=3 protocol=2 irq=10 io=0xd80 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux: /lib/modules/2.2.14-15mdk/misc/hisax.o:  
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux:  
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux: Initialization of ISDN failed! 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux: Check the values in '/etc/sysconfig/isdn'! 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux:  
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet isdn4linux: init_module: Device or resource busy 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet rc: Starting isdn4linux succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet random: Initializing random number generator succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:25 droplet netfs: Mounting other filesystems succeeded 
Mar 15 15:26:27 droplet crond: crond startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:27 droplet inet: inetd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:27 droplet lpd: lpd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:28 droplet nfslock: rpc.lockd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:28 droplet nfslock: rpc.statd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:29 droplet amd: amd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:29 droplet loadkeys: Loading /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/us.kmap.gz
Mar 15 15:26:29 droplet keytable: Loading keymap: us succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:29 droplet loadkeys: Loading /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/compose/compose.latin.gz
Mar 15 15:26:30 droplet keytable: Loading compose keys: compose.latin succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:30 droplet keytable:  succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:30 droplet keytable: Loading system font:  succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:30 droplet postfix: Starting postfix: 
Mar 15 15:26:30 droplet postfix: newaliases: fatal: My hostname droplet is not a fully qualified name - set myhostname or mydomain in /etc/postfix/main.cf
Mar 15 15:26:31 droplet postfix: postmap: fatal: My hostname droplet is not a fully qualified name - set myhostname or mydomain in /etc/postfix/main.cf
Mar 15 15:26:35 droplet last message repeated 4 times
Mar 15 15:26:37 droplet postfix: postfix
Mar 15 15:26:37 droplet rc: Starting postfix succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:38 droplet gpm: gpm startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:40 droplet xfs: xfs startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:41 droplet smb: smbd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:41 droplet smb: nmbd startup succeeded
Mar 15 15:26:44 droplet linuxconf: Linuxconf final setup
Mar 15 15:26:46 droplet rc: Starting linuxconf succeeded

1. None Maybe a config file problem, and maybe a PPP specific problem by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 16
2. None A partial answer to my own question by Jeff Key, 2000, Mar 19
1. None The script order was actually correct by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 20
(_ None Hmm...it works! by Jeff Key, 2000, Mar 21

Sad Xircom RE-100 and ThinkPad 600x

Date: 2000, Mar 18
From: Ron Ostiguy rostiguy

I'm having a problem with an IBM ThinkPad 600x and a Xircom RE-100.

I read the PCMCIA FAQ, but am still a bit unclear where to start troubleshooting. When I look at /var/log/messages, cardmgr give the following info:

cardmgr[10314]: starting, version is 3.0.14
cardmgr[10314]: watching 2 sockets
cardmgr[10314]: could not adjust resource: IO ports 0x1000-0x17ff: Device or resource busy
cardmgr[10314]: could not adjust resource: IO ports 0x100-0x4ff: Device or resource busy
cardmgr[10314]: could not adjust resource: memory 0xc0000-0xfffff: Device or resource busy
cardmgr[10314]: could not adjust resource: memory 0x60000000-0x60ffffff: Device or resource busy
cardmgr[10314]: could not adjust resource: IO ports 0xa00-0xaff: Device or resource busy
cardmgr[10314]: initializing socket 1
cardmgr[10314]: socket 1: Xircom CE3-10/100 Fast Ethernet
cardmgr[10314]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.10/pcmcia/xirc2ps_cs.o'
cardmgr[10314]: + /lib/modules/2.2.10/pcmcia/xirc2ps_cs.o: a module named xirc2ps_cs already exists
cardmgr[10314]: insmod exited with status 1
cardmgr[10314]: executing: 'modprobe xirc2ps_cs'
cardmgr[10314]: + can't locate module xirc2ps_cs
cardmgr[10314]: modprobe exited with status 1
cardmgr[10314]: 'xirc2ps_cs' already bound to socket 1
cardmgr[10314]: executing: './network start eth0'
cardmgr[10314]: exiting


I'm not sure where to begin! I saw a XIRCOM-HOWTO for the Thinkpad 600x, but when I went to download it that night, the site changed format and I can't find the archive!

Any pointing in the the right direction (I can RTFM if I know what I'm looking for) would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.
Ron Ostiguy
1. None I think a driver upgrade is your best bet by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 20
(_ Agree Working! by Ron Ostiguy, 2000, Mar 29

Question CEM56 with 3.1.11: only fullduplex??

Date: 2000, Mar 20
From: Andreas Gräf Grumpftl

Hi,

I'm using the CEM56 here on a Suse 6.3, 2.2.14 and PCMCIA 3.1.11.
The card is used in a little network with 2 10MB-NE2000 (TP).

I discovered, that the Xircom-Card produces a lot of collisions on the network:
-Transfering data from/to the notebook: Collision
-transfer to any other pc: no Col.
-collision-counter on the NE2000 grows _very_ fast, but on the Xircom no collision is detected.

I think that thing is working full-duplex.

Any hints what to do?

	Thank you!

Question Xircom CE2 not identified on Toshiba 4030CDT

Date: 2000, Mar 21
From: Tony Kerr tkerr

Hi.

I'm having trouble getting cardmgr to identify my CE2 at boot time. Everything seems to come up OK, although I get a high/low beep and "cardctl ident" gives me "product info not available".

If I eject and then insert the card (using cardctl eject and cardctl insert) cardmgr has no trouble identifying it as a Xircom CE2, and it all seems to work normally. Suspend and resume also work, but reset does not.

I've tried putting calls to cardctl in etc/rc.d/rc.local to force the issue at boot time, but it doesn't work.

I have a Toshiba 4030CDT, kernel 2.2.14 and cs-3.1.13.

Any ideas?

Tony

1. More Additional info by Tony Kerr, 2000, Mar 21
2. None I think it is really a Toshiba issue by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 21
1. More Here are the kernel messages. by Tony Kerr, 2000, Mar 22
2. Idea Yes, swapping slots DOES make a difference! by Tony Kerr, 2000, Mar 24

Question Xircom CEM 56 on CPt 400 GT

Date: 2000, Mar 24
From: GS giancarlo

I cannot use the Xircom CEM56 modem+ethernet PCMCIA card on my Latitude
CPt V400GT; Note that the same card works without problems on my CPt
466 GT (but it has differents sound and video cards).

The problem is that when I insert the card, I get a "failed IRQ3"
error; I tried to modify the setup in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts, and in
particular I used the same values of the Windows98 setup.
Unfortunantely evrerything was useless (..."failed IRQ x" ..."no
avaiable port"  ..."no avaiable memory" and many others errors!)

Thanks in advance for any suggestion. Giancarlo Sangalli. 
1. None Re: Question: Xircom CEM 56 on CPt 400 GT by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 24

Question On compaq laptop 1530..PCMCIA hangs and ETH0 Fail.xircom rbe100 cardbus

Date: 2000, Apr 04
From: Johnny Page vmvse

I have a compaq armada 1530dm, with a xircom rbe100 cardbus ethernet card, and when i install redhat 6.0 the it hangs at pcmcia and I have to reboot

Then I attempt to install without PCMCIA and it startup fine but then ETH0 gets a failed during startup.

Do I need to install the pcmcia-cs-3.1.13 or is it just a PCMCIA problem? What do I do to resolve both problems with (PCMCIA and ETHO initializing)

I need help .

Johnny

1. None The first things to do by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 04

Question Where can I found Linux driver for CBEM+100BTX ?

Date: 2000, Apr 05
From: Anthony BLONDEL toniob

I don't on the XIRCOM site where can I found a CreditCard (10/100 + Modem) driver ?

Is someone could help me ? on toniob@caramail.com

1. None It is with all the other drivers by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 05

Question RBE100, and insmod error

Date: 2000, Apr 06
From: Dolapo Falola qmac

during startup eth0 initialization fails. Whenever i insert the card, i get the high high seq, so i know it recognizes the card. but when checking the log, i'm getting an error, somehting like: insmod: /lib/modules/......../tulip.o: init_module: device or resource busy.

thanks.

1. None Not enough information by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 06
(_ None Untitled by Dolapo Falola, 2000, Apr 06
(_ None The wrong driver is being loaded by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 06
(_ None Untitled by Dolapo Falola, 2000, Apr 06
(_ None Well, it doesn't really matter by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 06
(_ None Untitled by Dolapo Falola, 2000, Apr 06
(_ None msg after insertion by Dolapo Falola, 2000, Apr 06
(_ None Re: msg after insertion by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 06
(_ None Xircom RBE 10/100 BTX cardbus by Paulo E. Abreu, 2000, Jun 09

Question Xircom RBEM56G-100 stalls

Date: 2000, Apr 12
From: Sebastien Bailard <sbailard@physics.umd.edu>

  I've got a Dell Inspiron 3700 running Red Hat 6.1. When I use my RBEM56G-100 as a modem, it stalls when downloading big files, but doesn't seem to choke on small files or low-bandwidth websites. I istalled pcmcia-cs-3.1.13, but it didn't clear up the problem.
  Is this covered in the PCMCIA-HOWTO, and did I just miss it?

-Sebastien Bailard
1. Agree My Xircom CBE modem also stalls by Jeff Johann, 2000, Apr 22
(_ Agree Mine stalls too !!! by Mark Ambrose, 2000, May 13

Question Intel vs. Xircom cardbus?

Date: 2000, Apr 13
From: John Kilpatrick <john@hypergeek.net>

Is there any real difference/advantage of Intel vs. Xircom cardbus cards? I assume they all use the tulip driver, right? Any reason to get one over the other?

And is anyone sucessfully using one with a Tecra 8100 and RedHat 6.2? :-)

Thanks, John

Question xircom combocard on dellI7500

Date: 2000, Apr 13
From: france haardt france

I'm having probs with the Xircom CBEM56G-100 combo card on Dell I7500 running Linux 6.1. The ethernet part works, but not the modem. It seems to connect properly, but then something closes the connection. Notice that the same connection works properly when I run Windows98. Here is the message I got from the "debug" options of the dialup configuration tool:

WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.40 Initializing modem. Sending: ATZ ATZ OK Sending: ATM1L3 ATM1L3 OK Modem initialized. Sending: ATDT 0000000 Waiting for carrier. ATDT 0000000 CONNECT 115200 Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.

** INFN ltd - Unauthorized access is prohibited. **

User Access Verification

Username: Looks like a login prompt.
Sending: haardt
haardt
Password: Looks like a password prompt.
Sending: (password)Please enter a hostname to connect to
a host, or 'quit' to end this connection:Hmm... a prompt.  Sending "ppp".
ppp
    Entering PPP Mode.
    IP address is 000.00.00.000
    MTU is 0000.
Looks like a welcome message.
Starting pppd at Thu Apr 13 09:21:24 2000
PPP daemon has died! (exit code = 1)
Disconnecting at Thu Apr 13 09:21:24 2000
Auto Reconnect will be attempted in 5 seconds
pppd error!  Look for an explanation in /var/log/messages.

In /var/log/messages the only relevant line I found is: Apr 13 09:21:24 gundam pppd[1153]: The remote system is required to authenticate itself but I couldn't find any secret (password) which would let it use an IP address.

This last message seems to indicate a problem of passwd, but the debug log seems ti indicate some other problem. Thanks in advance for helping.

France

Question RealPort2

Date: 2000, Apr 14
From: Mike Barry mike

Has there been a driver specifically written and tested for the R2M56GA (Ethernet + 56K) to be included the PCMCIA module or will the tulip_cb driver work? Has anyone tested this?

Sad Presario 1210 / RE-100 / debian 2.2 / kernel 2.2.12 / pcmcia 3.1.8

Date: 2000, Apr 18
From: Preston Landers planders

Hi there.

Just got a Xircom RealPort 10/100 (RE-100) and I'm trying to get it to work with my Compaq Presario 1210 laptop and the software version numbers mentioned above.

cardctl says the card is present but 'busy' and I can't initialize or use it. System beeps once when card is removed but not when it is inserted. no lights on card.

When card is inserted, after a few seconds, console prints:

 cs: socket 0 timed out during reset

cardctl status says:

Socket 0:
 5V 16 bit PC Card
 function 0: [busy]
Socket 1:
 no card

cardctl ident causes system hang until card is removed.

running debian 2.2 (frozen) with kernel 2.2.12 / pcmcia 3.1.8.

I'd upgrade software version but there are difficulties getting the neccesary software onto the laptop... anyway, from reading the lists it seems I'm relatively current for my hardware needs.

I had soundblaster enabled & working fine on irq 5 before I tried to install this xircom card. One of the first things I tried was disabling sound but it still didn't work.

I used to have a Linksys type I ethernet card that worked fine until the dongle / connector became munged. After that, it worked intermittently. I am pretty sure the actual PC card slot is fine and that my problem lies in softwareland.

If I can't get it to work in Linux I'm going to have to wipe out the disk and install Lose 98. :-(

Here are my config files: (typing them by hand)

 /etc/pcmcia.conf: 
 PCMCIA=yes
 PCIC=i82365
 PCIC_OPTS=
 CORE_OPTS=
 CARDMGR_OPTS= 

 /etc/pcmcia/config/opts:
 include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x1000-0x17ff
 include memory 0xc0000-0xfffff
 include memory 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff, memory 0x60000000-0x60ffffff 
 include port 0xa00-0xaff
 exclude port 0x2f8-0x2ff
 exclude irq 4
 exclude irq 3

 $ cat /proc/interrupts:
 0 timer
 1 keyboard 
 2 cascade
 8 rtc
 12 ps/2mouse
 13 fpu
 14 ide0
 15 ide1 
 NMI: 0

If you need any more information, please let me know.

I greatly appreciate any advice anyone can give.

thanks Preston Landers pbl@pbl.cx

1. None First suggestion would be a PCMCIA driver update by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 20

Question RBEM56G-100 problems with pcmcia 3.1.14 and kern 2.2.14

Date: 2000, Apr 21
From: Brad Langhorst bwlang

I'm trying to get this card working...

When I insert it, I hear two high beeps very close together. The link light on the card is green and the activity light flashes. Cardinfo lists the card properly. eth0 exists and is bound to the proper address In other words it appears to be working.

However, when i ping any address except my own i get no response. Nothing seems to get logged in /var/log/messages and i get no visible errors - just no responses.

The card is using irq 1l and IO 0x400-0x487 it is listed as ready and has devices eth0, ttyS2

I get about 30 lines in /var/log/messages but nothing unusual.

Any suggestions?

thanks

brad

1. None Re: Question: RBEM56G-100 problems with pcmcia 3.1.14 and kern 2.2.14 by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 21
1. Ok promisc mode worked! by Brad Langhorst, 2000, Apr 21
1. Question Untitled by kato, 2000, Jun 20
2. Angry still NOT fixed in latest 3.1.16 snapshot by Stewart Allen, 2000, Jun 06
1. None So maybe it is not actually as easy as you think by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 07

Question Xircom CBE2BTX

Date: 2000, Apr 30
From: Ram Prasad rampras

Can anyone please tell me how to configure Xircom CBE2-100BTX Network Card on IBM 600x thinkpad ?

Question Xircom RealPort 10/100 and loading module twice?

Date: 2000, May 01
From: Cody Pisto thunder

I have a Xircom RealPort 10/100 ethernet pcmcia card on my toshiba tecra 720cdt using pcmcia-cs and modules 3.1.14 when i boot or otherwise insert the card, the laptop beeps twice and i see in dmesg output that the driver module has been loaded twice, everything works, i just want to know if there is a way i can stop the driver from beeping twice and loading twice.

Thanks in advance

1. More forgot to note, its kernel 2.2.14 by Cody Pisto, 2000, May 01
2. None You may just have to live with it by David Hinds, 2000, May 01
3. Feedback If you got that card to work in THAT machine at all, count your blessings. by Jasen Gibson, 2000, Jul 13

Question What should I buy: CardBus or PCMCIA?

Date: 2000, May 03
From: Pieter Hollants fate

Which Xircom card would you currently recommend for buying: the CreditCard 10/100 + 56k CardBus Variant or the PCMCIA variant? I'm not sure if CardBus really offers that much more performance.

1. None CardBus is only faster if the driver works by David Hinds, 2000, May 03

Question RBEM56G-100 & Red Hat 6.2

Date: 2000, May 03
From: Marco A. Calamari marcoc

I'm trying to use a Xircom Cardbus ethernet 10/100+modem 56 (RBEM56G-100) with an Acer Travelmate 515TE and RedHat 6.2 (kernel 2.2.14)

The card self initialize with tulip_ce, and seems to work, autoselecting irq2 & io200.

Ifconfig show hardware address and (using promiscuos mode, as suggested by another message here) I can see the packet count rise.

The problem is that ping doesn't work, and all packet read are
 dropped; packet written give an error.

I suspected that the card is working at 100Mb, and all my network is 10Mb, but if connect to a 100Mb port the amber light detect the change, bu the situation (dropped all packet) doesn't change

I updated firmware to 2.66, but without any change.

Also using xirc2ps_cs give no change

Any idea ? Thanks a lot for your time.

Have a good day. Marco

1. None Need more detailed information by David Hinds, 2000, May 03
1. None Re: Need more detailed information by Marco A. Calamari, 2000, May 04
1. None SOLUTION ! by Marco A. Calamari, 2000, May 05
2. Ok SOLUTION! (part two) by Marco A. Calamari, 2000, May 05

News Xircom CardBus driver update

Date: 2000, May 04
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

The 04-May-00 beta on sourceforge.org in /pcmcia/NEW has a change in how the tulip_cb driver configures the receive filter for Xircom cards. It should fix cards that previously had to be put in promiscuous mode to receive packets.

I think there are some Xircom cards that behave differently, and this driver update may make things worse for them. If that's true, I want to hear about it, so I can figure out what is different about those cards, and hopefully come up with a driver that works for everyone.

-- Dave

Question Same linux kernel, but getting unresolved symbols with xirc2ps_cs.o

Date: 2000, May 11
From: Tony Sciortino tsciortino

I am using pcmcia 3.1.14 with kernel 2.2.13 When I am running under Caldera 2.3 and insert my Xircom CEM56-100 is works 100% When I am running under another linux brand same kernel with modules copied from the caldera side I get a page full of unresolved symbols. And this is only with the xirc2ps_cs.o module. The serial and ide modules work perfect. Any ideas?

-Tony

1. None Same kernel version, only different by David Hinds, 2000, May 11

Sad RBEM56G-100BTX w/ RedHat Linux 6.2

Date: 2000, May 13
From: Mark Ambrose <caffeine23@hotmail.com>

Hello...there seems to be a lot of problems with this card but
I thought I would throw a new problem in that I can't see has
happened before.

I have downloaded the latest pcmcia package from the 
sourceforge FTP site..(May 12 release) and installed it.
My modem and ethernet worked fine...even with multiple WARM
reboots. However, after a COLD startup, Linux failed to boot
as soon as it started the PCMCIA services. It said "OK"..then
it seemed to get stuck. (this was with the card inserted). I 
then COLD rebooted without the card in and everything loaded
fine. When I was in, I restarted PCMCIA services and inserted 
the card...there was 1 beep and the system froze...I couldn't
do anything except turn it off.

My system is an HP OmniBook 4150 PIII 650MHz..

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks, Mark
1. Question Same Problem using Mandrake 7.0 and Omnibook 4150 by Mike Brekke, 2000, May 15
3. Sad Me too! must be something with Omnibook 4150s... by Mauro Cicognini, 2000, May 15
1. Agree OmniBook 4150 problem ??? by Mark Ambrose, 2000, May 15
(_ None I don't think I quite understand the issue by David Hinds, 2000, May 15
(_ Feedback Tried diff'ing the messages, but no clues by Mauro Cicognini, 2000, May 16
(_ Feedback 4150B's flakier than 4150A's by Dave Worthy, 2000, Jun 14
4. Question Something new to try? by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 14

Question Xircom CBE-10/100BTX woes

Date: 2000, May 14
From: Andrew Branch AndyB

Hi,

I hope someone can point me in the right direction with this.

Distribution: SuSE 6.4 Kernel: Stock SuSE 6.4 - 2.2.14 PCMCIA version: 3.1.15 Card: Xircom CBE-10/100BTX

I now have a recognised card after adding
card "Xircom CardBus 10/100 Ethernet"
  manfid 0x0105, 0x0102
  bind "tulip_cb"

to the /etc/pcmcia/config file

I can ping my address on the laptop, however when I can't ping any other address it just sits there doing nothing.

I had a look in /var/log/messages and I was getting the following lines repeated continuously:

May 14 09:01:41 legolas kernel: eth0: Tx hung, 25 vs. 1.
May 14 09:01:41 legolas kernel: eth0: 21140 transmit timed out, status f0260000, SIA 000000c6 ffff0000 fffbffff 8ff00008, resetting...
May 14 09:01:47 legolas kernel: eth0: Tx hung, 25 vs. 1.
May 14 09:01:47 legolas kernel: eth0: 21140 transmit timed out, status f0260000, SIA 000000c6 ffff0000 fffbffff 8ffa0008, resetting...
May 14 09:01:53 legolas kernel: eth0: Tx hung, 25 vs. 1.
May 14 09:01:53 legolas kernel: eth0: 21140 transmit timed out, status f0260000, SIA 000000c6 ffff0000 fffbffff 8ff00008, resetting...

When I removed the card and re-inserted it I got the following (I don't know if it is relevant):

May 14 09:02:28 legolas kernel: tulip_detach(eth0)
May 14 09:02:28 legolas kernel: cs: cb_disable(bus 32)
May 14 09:02:28 legolas kernel: cs: cb_release(bus 32)
May 14 09:02:28 legolas kernel: cs: cb_free(bus 32)
May 14 09:02:28 legolas cardmgr[474]: shutting down socket 0
May 14 09:02:28 legolas cardmgr[474]: executing: './network stop eth0'
May 14 09:02:28 legolas cardmgr[474]: + ./network: /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts: line 61: syntax error near unexpected token `(N'
May 14 09:02:28 legolas cardmgr[474]: + ./network: /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts: line 61: `    INFO="Netwave example (Netwave default settings)'
May 14 09:02:28 legolas cardmgr[474]: executing: 'modprobe -r tulip_cb'
May 14 09:03:23 legolas kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 32): vendor 0x1011, device 0x0019
May 14 09:03:23 legolas cardmgr[474]: initializing socket 0
May 14 09:03:23 legolas kernel: ROM image dump:
May 14 09:03:23 legolas kernel:   image 0: 0x000000-0x0001ff, signature PCIR
May 14 09:03:23 legolas cardmgr[474]: socket 0: Xircom CardBus 10/100 Ethernet
May 14 09:03:24 legolas cardmgr[474]: executing: 'modprobe tulip_cb'
May 14 09:03:24 legolas kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 32)
May 14 09:03:24 legolas kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0x400-0x47f
May 14 09:03:24 legolas kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x600c0000-0x600c007f
May 14 09:03:24 legolas kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x60080000-0x600bffff
May 14 09:03:24 legolas kernel: cs: cb_enable(bus 32)
May 14 09:03:24 legolas kernel:   bridge io map 0 (flags 0x21): 0x400-0x47f
May 14 09:03:24 legolas kernel:   bridge mem map 0 (flags 0x1): 0x60080000-0x600c0fff
May 14 09:03:24 legolas kernel: tulip_attach(device 20:00.0)
May 14 09:03:24 legolas kernel: tulip.c:v0.91g-ppc 7/16/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford)
May 14 09:03:24 legolas kernel: eth0: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 48 at 0x400, EEPROM not present, 00:4C:69:6E:75:79, IRQ 11.
May 14 09:03:24 legolas cardmgr[474]: executing: './network start eth0'
May 14 09:03:24 legolas cardmgr[474]: + ./network: /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts: line 61: syntax error near unexpected token `(N'
May 14 09:03:24 legolas cardmgr[474]: + ./network: /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts: line 61: `    INFO="Netwave example (Netwave default settings)'

If anyone needs any extra information please ask. I have never been able to get this card going under Linux (I have tried previously)

Thanks, Andrew Branch.

1. None This card is not supported and just does not work by David Hinds, 2000, May 15

Question Trouble with Xircom 10/100 & IrDA (Thinkpad 390X)

Date: 2000, May 18
From: Roberto Totaro roto

Hi.

I installed Linux on a IBM Thinkpad 390X and I am experiencing some trouble when I try to use both the IrDA interface and my Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100.

First of all, I am using Linux version 2.2.15 with the latest IrDA patches, irda-utils 0.9.9 and version 3.1.14 of the PCMCIA drivers.

Normally (i.e. when I do not try to use the IrDA if) the network card driver allocates irq 3, although on the 390X the IrDA uart (16550A) is set up by default as /dev/ttyS1 (port 0x2f8, irq 3). This means that if I start the IrDA subsystem AFTER the network and try to attach the IrDA interface to /dev/ttyS1, irattach will fail with an obscure error message ("tcsetattr: Input/output error").

When I realized there was a hw conflict, I cleverly (sic!) thought of starting the IrDA daemon and calling irattach before I started the PCMCIA software. Now the network card driver was forced to use irq 9 and, though the IrDA interface now works fine, the network does not any more.

Has anyone already had a similar problem? any ideas about how to solve it?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Roberto

1. None /etc/pcmcia/config.opts settings by David Hinds, 2000, May 18

Ok Success - RealPort2 10/100BTX

Date: 2000, May 18
From: Tony Hoyle TonyHoyle

I thought I'd post here (apologies if this is old news, but I couldn't find any reference elsewhere). I have a Xircom RealPort2 Cardbus Ethernet 10/100.

Details from syslog: "Xircom", "RealPort2 CardBus Ethernet 10/100", "R2BE-100BTX", "1.00" manfid: 0x0105, 0x0103 function: 6 (network)

I have this working successfully using the tulib_cb driver. I'm not sure of the format of the 'config' file but the following worked for me:

card "Xircom RealPort2 CardBus Ethernet 10/100"
  manfid 0x0105, 0x0103
  bind "tulip_cb"

Hope this helps.

Tony

Question Problem with Xircom CE3-100BTX

Date: 2000, May 19
From: Ralf Boettger perabo

Hi everybody,

I just bought a used Xircom Credit-Card 10/100 Ethernet
(CE3B-100BTX) and I have problems with this card under
Linux. Using the card with Windows 98 makes no problems, 
10MBit-Lan with Hub, 100Mbit with a cross-over-cable, 
everything works fine and I think there is no problem with
the card itself.

I have the following problem:card is recognized under Linux,
the right driver is loaded (xirc2ps_cs), IRQ/IO/Memory are OK 
and there are no conflicts with other hardware, the interface
eth0 is set up right, routing is built up, everything looks fine and OK.
 
The Xircom-Cable has 2 LEDs, in 10MBit-Mode one LED is 
shining green (with 10MBit the notebook is connected to a
hub), making a ping to another computer resulting to a short
shining of the yellow LED of the card. So, everything is OK
as it should be.
 
BUT: the hub never receives anything from the credit-card,
even the LED at the hub for the notebook-cable is not shining.
I.e. for the hub the notebook is not connected and no signal
is coming to the hub. I tried everything: different IRQs, IOs,
Memory-settings, nothing helps. Output of the various tools
(cardctl, cardmgr, ifconfig) is correct, I can't find any
error, even in the system-log no failure is shown.
 
I tried to use a cross-over-cable, same behaviour, card is
recognized and initialised,network is built up correctly, ping
works, the LED is shining yellow for a short time, but the
other computer gets nothing.
 
My configuration:
 - SuSE 6.4 with Kernel 2.2.14
 - pcmcia 3.1.14
 
Is there anybody making similiar experiences and maybe having
a solution ?!?! I have absolutely no idea what the problem is
and I am very grateful about every hint. Unfortunately I
have no possibility to put the system log today, but maybe
somebody have a hint for me.
 
Bye, Ralf.

1. Sad Again my problem with the Xircom-Card by Ralf Boettger, 2000, May 21
2. Question New experiences by Ralf Boettger, 2000, May 22
3. Feedback Same problem with RH6.1& CE3B-100BTX by Thomas Nielsen, 2000, May 23
4. Ok Solution for CE3B-100BTX :-) by Thomas Nielsen, 2000, May 24
1. None I think your problem was different and already fixed by David Hinds, 2000, May 24
(_ Feedback Patch is not working with my card by Ralf Boettger, 2000, May 25
1. Feedback label on card by Thomas Nielsen, 2000, May 25
2. None Re: Feedback: Patch is not working with my card by David Hinds, 2000, May 25

Question RBEM100-56 and 3.0.14 compared to 3.1.x driver

Date: 2000, May 19
From: Uwe Hahn uwe

Hi,

funny for me to have noticed all the time that the last driver that has worked with every kernel and this card is the 3.0.14 version. I have had perfect results with it every time. None of the 3.1.x drivers seem to work without a bugfix (promisc, etc.) What happened since the and why is this?

Greetings,

	<uwe>

1. Note Rougly same problem by Bas van der Linden, 2000, Jun 05

Sad 10/100+56K (RBEM56G-100) initializes, looks good, but no traffic

Date: 2000, May 26
From: Robert Harris nomad

Kernel 2.2.16-pre2 (reports as 2.2.15 for sound) pcmcia 3.1.15 and may.25 Debian woody

On my 10/100 switch at home, the pcmcia lights up at 100mb full duplex, looks good, communicates great.

On my 10mb hub at work, it lights up, looks clean, but won't pass traffic, my messages file reports "icmp destination unreachable."

Putting a Megahertz 10mb card in with the same config looks good.

Robert

Question Can anyone advise a newbie on getting RBEN56G working ?

Date: 2000, Jun 03
From: Gordon Licence idxtb

I'm currently reasonably new to Linux, and am running SuSE 6.4 on a Dell Latitude CPi 400XT with a RBEM56G 10/100 Ethernet + Modem 56 PCMCIA card. SuSE has installed OK, but has not picked up the Ether or Modem card - I'm not too fussed about the ISDN.

Would any helpful soul out there care to tell me

(a) Whether the RBEM56G card is supported ?
(b) If it is, what do I need to do to get it working ?
    In simple terms :)

Thanx,

Gordon

1. Ok Newbie advise for Xircom RBEM56G by Alberto Gonzalez Palomo, 2000, Jun 10
(_ Question Same problem by Vincent Nijs, 2000, Jun 12
(_ None Try setting promiscuous mode by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 12

Question Xircom CEM56-100 not resuming

Date: 2000, Jun 05
From: Andrew Pickin <Andrew.Pickin@bullgod.co.uk>

I have a problem with my Xircom not resuming.
This is not a problem with my unbranded NE2000,
under RH 6.1 & 6.2.
If i restart cardmgr the card wakes-up.
I'm lost, the follow output has the xircom in
slot 1.

[root@wintermute pcmcia-cs-3.0.14]# cardctl config
Socket 0:
  Vcc = 5.0, Vpp1 = 0.0, Vpp2 = 0.0
  Interface type is memory and I/O
  IRQ 9 is exclusive, level mode, enabled
  Function 0:
    Config register base = 0x03f8
      Option = 0x61, status = 0000
    I/O window 1: 0x0320 to 0x033f, auto sized
Socket 1:
  Vcc = 5.0, Vpp1 = 0.0, Vpp2 = 0.0
  Interface type is memory and I/O
  IRQ 3 is dynamic shared, level mode, enabled
  Speaker output is enabled
  Function 0:
    Config register base = 0xff80
      Option = 0x67, status = 0x08, pin = 0000
    I/O window 1: 0x0300 to 0x030f, 16 bit
    I/O window 2: 0x02e8 to 0x02ef, 8 bit

Do I need to reset the IRQ (to 9) if so how?

THX 

Andrew Pickin
1. None Known bug by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 05

Question Xircom CBE2-10/100BTX Support

Date: 2000, Jun 07
From: Nizar Ibrahim JoyToy

Is the Xircom CBE2-10/100BTX supported? If so, where can I find the Linux drivers for it? Thank you.

1. Question scheffer by Nicolas Scheffer, 2000, Jun 26
2. Agree Come on guy's he is not the only one looking for this driver by Hans van den Boomen, 2000, Oct 26
1. None Re: Agree: Come on guy's he is not the only one looking for this driver by David Hinds, 2000, Oct 26

None Has anyone tested CBE2 with NEC VesaLite ?

Date: 2000, Jun 09
From: TeeJin TeeJin

I have a case of a CBE2 on an NEC Vesa Lite having suspend/ resume issue. The network is dead after resume.

However by doing a "cardctl eject" and then" cardctl resume" the network came alive again.

I am using redhat 6.2 with 2.2.14 kernel and pcmcia 3.1.8.

No problems faced with IBM thinkpads though.

I have a IBM thinkpad 600 using kernel 2.2.15 and pcmcia 3.1.15 and no problems with suspend / resume though.

Any ideas ?

Thanks TJ

1. None It is a known limitation of the driver by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 09

Sad Xircom CE3-10/100 Issue...

Date: 2000, Jun 11
From: Heffer Heffer

I've been working on this for a week now and still no luck.
I'm using a Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop (old school :) with
a Xircom CE3-10/100 Ethernet card. I've been trying everything
I can to get it working because my laptop has no cdrom, and I
can't upgrade to RedHat 6.1 from 5.0 without doing it between
the laptop and my desktop. Using a PCMCIA boot disk failed to
work, the lights on the PCMCIA to RJ45 connector were on and
flashing, but the HUB lights wern't, and no communcication
was making it to my other machines. I decided that I would
try to locate the problem by attempting to network the laptop
with 5.0 on it to my other machines. I've overcome most
obsticles involving memory problems (resulting in reboots on
card insertion), and some other issue where I got a high beep
low beep pattern on card insertion. Now it all seems ok, the
card goes in, there are 2 high tone beeps, the network.opts
file is run, and eth0 appears (when checked with ifconfig)
and it has the correct gateway, ip, and netmask all set up.
I'm not sure what broadcast is so i set it to the value my
other boxes use. Since I'm using Redhat 5.0, I don't have any
fancy tools like linuxconf to do it all for me, and hence
im not 100% (altho I am 99%), sure that I've performed all the
necessary tasks to set up a network manually. Everything seems
to be perfect. When I ping another box however, the converter
lights flash again, and theres no response on the HUB, and
it silently fails. Just like the boot disk. Any ideas? Thanks.
1. None Installation problems are hard; RH5.0 drivers are really old by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 12
(_ Sad Upgrade to 6.1 + Latest PCMCIA package, no fix : by Heffer, 2000, Jun 14

Sad RCBEM problems... Not detecting duplexing properly

Date: 2000, Jun 12
From: Edward Spidre EdSpidre

I was curious as to wether or not some of the driver issues have been ironed out. NT had the same problem as I have now and was forcing the card to 100/FDX and not autonegotiating even though it is supposed to be 100/FDX. One of the tell tale lines when I do an ifconfig is this: TX packets:274 errors:4853 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:4853 There are no errors when the driver gets loaded. I am now running Mandrake 7.1 and the modem finally works. The laptop is a Dell Latitude CPx 500.

Any help is greatly appreciated

Question I have lot of problemas with an Intel Conmpatible Card (Mentor 10/100 PCMCIA Card)

Date: 2000, Jun 13
From: Cesar Gonzalez Cesar

Hi all:

I have a Mentor PCMCIA 10/100 Adapter. I paste what the disk driver said about the PCMCIA Card: " The 10/100M Fast-Ethernet PCMCIA Adapter works with the INTEL PCMCIA (PCIC) or compatible controler. " At the first time it /var/log/messages said that the card were not suported, and i added an entry on /etc/pcmcia/config with my card manid and especify bind "xirc2cs_ps" but the xirc2_ps_cs.o module doesnt want to install itself. /var/log/messages said that:

Jun 13 17:00:02 Bolo cardmgr[1418]: Initializing socket 1
Jun 13 17:00:02 Bolo Kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0fffffff: clean
Jun 13 17:00:02 Bolo cardmgr[1418]: socket 1: PCMCIA FAST-Ethernet ,
Jun 13 17:00:02 Bolo cardmgr[1418]: executing: `modprobe xirc2ps_cs`
Jun 13 17:00:02 Bolo kernel: cs: xirc2ps_cs: xirc2ps_cs.c 1.31 1998/12/09 19:32:55 (dd9jn+kvh)
Jun 13 17:00:02 Bolo kernel: cs: xirc2ps_cs: Unknown Card Manufactured ID: 0xffff
Jun 13 17:00:02 Bolo cardmgr[1418]: get dev info on socket 1 failed: No such device

Can anybody help me to install properly this f***** card? I think there must be a way to tell the module to not check manid of the card, but i dont know how. Thanks in advance.

Regards.

Bolo.

1. None This is not a Xircom card by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 13

Question 56k Modem Almost Working

Date: 2000, Jun 14
From: Dannie Stanley danimal

I have a Xircom Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56 and a Dell Inspiron 7500 running RH6.2

I have the Ethernet portion working fine however when I try to configure the modem it connects but the quickly disconnects with the following in /var/log/messages

Jun 14 12:47:24 spinweb12 pppd[2488]: pppd 2.3.11 started by root, uid 0
Jun 14 12:47:24 spinweb12 ifup-ppp: pppd started for ppp1 on /dev/modem at 57600
Jun 14 12:47:37 spinweb12 pppd[2488]: Connect script failed
Jun 14 12:47:38 spinweb12 pppd[2488]: Exit.

Please Help! DS

-- Dannie M Stanley SpinWeb Net Designs, Inc.

1. More Additional Information by Dannie Stanley, 2000, Jun 14
(_ None I think this is a PPP issue by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 14

Question Init Strings for Xircom RealPort GSM

Date: 2000, Jun 15
From: Fabien fabien

I have a problem with calling when I am using a gsm connection kit. The xircom card works very well, and I can use ethernet, modem, isdn without problems. The gsm is a nokia 6150 When I try to call my provider, using just "atd telephoneumber", I receive a "NO CARRIAGE". I can see on the GSM "calling number" and after an error.

I've tried to use init strings from windows driver : in windows : ============================

06-15-2000 15:43:11.54 - Modem of Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 100 + Modem 56 closed.

06-15-2000 15:43:42.78 - Modem of Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 100 + Modem 56 in use.

06-15-2000 15:43:42.78 - Modem type: Modem of Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 100 + Modem 56

06-15-2000 15:43:42.78 - Modem inf path: MDMCEM56.INF

06-15-2000 15:43:42.78 - Modem inf section: Modem1

06-15-2000 15:43:43.02 - 115200,N,8,1

06-15-2000 15:43:43.06 - 115200,N,8,1

06-15-2000 15:43:43.07 - Initializing modem.

06-15-2000 15:43:43.07 - Send: AT<cr>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.08 - Recv: AT<cr>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.08 - Recv: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.08 - Interpreted response: Ok

06-15-2000 15:43:43.08 - Send: AT &F E0 &C1 &D2 V1 S0=0 S95=45 W2<cr>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.11 - Recv: AT &F E0 &C1 &D2 V1 S0=0 S95=45 W2<cr>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.11 - Recv: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.11 - Interpreted response: Ok

06-15-2000 15:43:43.11 - Send: ATS7=60S30=0M1S7=90 S10=100 S40=2 \N4<cr>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.11 - Recv: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.11 - Interpreted response: Ok

06-15-2000 15:43:43.11 - Send: AT%C3&K3B0N1X4<cr>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.13 - Recv: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.13 - Interpreted response: Ok

06-15-2000 15:43:43.13 - Dialing.

06-15-2000 15:43:43.13 - Send: ATDT;<cr>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.13 - Recv: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:43:43.13 - Interpreted response: Ok

06-15-2000 15:43:43.13 - Dialing.

06-15-2000 15:43:43.13 - Send: ATDT##########<cr>

06-15-2000 15:44:07.75 - Recv: <cr><lf>CARRIER 9600<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:44:07.75 - Interpreted response: Informative

06-15-2000 15:44:07.75 - Recv: <cr><lf>PROTOCOL: RLP<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:44:07.75 - Interpreted response: Informative

06-15-2000 15:44:07.75 - Recv: <cr><lf>COMPRESSION: NONE<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:44:07.75 - Interpreted response: Informative

06-15-2000 15:44:07.76 - Recv: <cr><lf>CONNECT 9600<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:44:07.76 - Interpreted response: Connect

06-15-2000 15:44:07.76 - Connection established at 9600bps.

06-15-2000 15:44:07.76 - Error-control on.

06-15-2000 15:44:07.76 - Data compression off or unknown.

06-15-2000 15:44:07.80 - 115200,N,8,1

06-15-2000 15:53:47.92 - Hanging up the modem.

06-15-2000 15:53:47.92 - Hardware hangup by lowering DTR.

06-15-2000 15:53:47.92 - Recv: <cr><lf>NO CARRIER<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:53:47.92 - Interpreted response: No Carrier

06-15-2000 15:53:47.92 - Send: ATH E1<cr>

06-15-2000 15:53:47.94 - Recv: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>

06-15-2000 15:53:47.94 - Interpreted response: Ok

06-15-2000 15:53:47.98 - Session Statistics:

06-15-2000 15:53:47.98 - Reads : 509579 bytes

06-15-2000 15:53:47.98 - Writes: 22298 bytes

06-15-2000 15:53:47.98 - Modem of Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 100 + Modem 56 closed.

===================== So in linux, I use :

ABORT BUSY

ABORT "NO CARRIER"

ABORT VOICE

ABORT "NO DIALTONE"

ABORT "NO ANSWER"

"" ATZ

OK

AT&FE0&C1&D2V1S0=0S95=45W2

OK

ATS7=60S30=0M1S7=90S10=100S40=2

OK

AT%C3&K3B0N1X4

OK

ATDT;

OK

ATDTmy_number

CONNECT \d\c

But I have the same "NO CARRIER"

Any solution ?

Thanks in advance...

--------------- Fabien SALVI

Ok success with RealPort2 R2E

Date: 2000, Jun 17
From: Mattias Amnefelt mattiasa

I have gotten the Xircom RealPort2 R2E 10/100BASE-T card to work with pcmcia-cs-3.1.8 on a IBM Thinkpad 570E running redhat 6.2 by adding the following line to the configfile:

	card "Xircom RealPort2 Ethernet 10/100 Adapter"
	  manfid 0x0105, 0x010a
	  bind "xirc2ps_cs"

cardmgr generates the following logentry for the card:

	Jun 17 18:53:26 lapetus cardmgr[449]:   product info: 		"Xircom", "RealPort2 Ethernet 10/100 Adapter", 			"R2E-100BTX", "1.00"
	Jun 17 18:53:26 lapetus cardmgr[449]:   manfid: 		0x0105, 0x010a  function: 6 (network)

Question Promisc mode in redhat/mandrake network script?

Date: 2000, Jun 20
From: kato

Is there any way to add the "promisc" option the the standard redhat/mandrake network init.d script so my Xircom get's an address via dhcpcd automagically? I have the infamous RBEM56G-100TX carbus xircom card

 I seem to have to let the dhcpcd process fail on system start-up, then use the method that Stewart mentions below to initiate the network script again, open up another terminal and initiate a /sbin/ifconfig eth0 promisc so
 the Xircom grabs the address properly from the server. 

 Is there an easier way? 

 Thanks, 

 sji 

Note Toshiba IPC5008A does not work(Including patch)

Date: 2000, Jun 22
From: Junichiro Kita kitaj

I have Toshiba IPC5008A 10/100 Ethernet PC Card.

I found that my PC card is supported by xirc2ps_cs.o in 
pcmcia-cs-3.1.12 and pcmcia-cs-3.1.16 while reading
UPPORTED.CARDS. But it does not work.

The reason is followed.
1. manfid of Toshiba IPC5008A is 0x0098.
2. In xirc2ps_cs.c, there is no routine for this manfid.

I made a patch for xirc2ps_cs.c.
It seems to work.


^--------------------------------------------------------
--- xirc2ps_cs.c-orig	Thu Feb 17 23:18:31 2000
+++ xirc2ps_cs.c	Tue Jun 20 02:56:06 2000
@@ -131,6 +131,9 @@
 #ifndef MANFID_INTEL
   #define MANFID_INTEL		   0x0089
 #endif
+#ifndef MANFID_TOSHIBA
+  #define MANFID_TOSHIBA	   0x0098
+#endif
 
 #include <pcmcia/ds.h>
 
@@ -983,6 +986,10 @@
       case MANFID_INTEL:
 	local->manf_str = "Intel";
 	DEBUG(0, "found Intel card\n");
+	break;
+      case MANFID_TOSHIBA:
+	local->manf_str = "Toshiba";
+	DEBUG(0, "found Toshiba card\n");
 	break;
       default:
 	printk(KNOT_XIRC "Unknown Card Manufacturer ID: 0x%04x\n",

$----------------------------------------------------------
1. None Thanks for the patch by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 22
(_ Note I have another request. by Junichiro Kita, 2000, Jun 23

Sad Xircom RBEM56G 100 doesn't work in Linux Mandrake

Date: 2000, Jun 22
From: Aishvarya Kr. Sharma aishvar

hi!

care to help a newbie. I have a Dell Latitude with xircom card, and after downloading the latest pcmcia path (3.1.15) linux can atleast detect the card ( 2 reassuring beeps ). BUt it can not detect the ethernet card . tried ifconfig eth0 promisc & other stuff

please help me

thanx

with regards

aish

1. Feedback Re: Xircom RBEM56G 100 doesn't work in Linux Mandrake by kato, 2000, Jun 23
2. Ok RBEM100G + 56K working now by Aishvarya Kr. Sharma, 2000, Jun 29
1. None This is an issue with the Red Hat PCMCIA scripts, not init order by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 05

Question Xircom Realport REM56G-10 on debian potato on a Dell Inspiron

Date: 2000, Jun 22
From: Claudio HaMMeR h4mm3r

hi, i must admit that i've 0 experience with pcmcia, i just want to know how to install a pcmcia card with multifunction like mine. give me an url to a doc, explain, give experiences, everyhing is accepted... is it possible to use both the functions (eth+modem) at the same time???

tnx

Claudio

1. None Check out my exp. by Aishvarya Kr. Sharma, 2000, Jun 30

Question Force full duplex on xirc2ps ?

Date: 2000, Jun 23
From: Stefan Hoffmeister shoffmeister

I cannot find any documentation on how to force the Xircom CEM33 (xirc2ps) into full duplex mode.

Apparently I must have full duplex enabled in order to get through my 10/100 hub - at least that's my experience with that card being driven by Xircom's own drivers under Win95 and NT4.

TIA, Stefan

Question Status on the development of the driver for the RBE 10/100 BTX

Date: 2000, Jun 27
From: Paulo E. Abreu peabreu

Hello there
I just wanted to know if a driver is being developed
for the Xircom Cardbus 10/100 RBE. Using the latest drivers
I cant get it to work in a 10 Half duplex hub, but at home
using a crosslink cable and using a Lite-On LC82c168 PNIC 
(which also uses the tulip driver) I can only get something
like 160Kbs... My computer also freezes under heavy traffic.
I know that xircom provided specs for this card, so its just
 a matter of time ? I bought the xircom card because I was 
told it was supported. Oh well, life goes on ....
Paulo E. Abreu

1. Note Untitled by Paulo E. Abreu, 2000, Jun 27

Question Intermediate stalls with serial port at higher load (Xircom CEM56)

Date: 2000, Jun 27
From: Andreas Stuebinger andreas.stuebinger

I'm using linux-2.2.16 together with pcmcia-cs-3.1.16 on
a Scenic Mobile 710. The ethernet part is working well,
the serial part is well if working on small data transfers
or working interactivly.

But on trying to download some larger files (i.e. larger
than about 30kB) the connection seems to be interupted.
The connection stops, starts again, receives some data,
stops again, .... The overall transfer rate drops down
to about 1.5kB/s. 

There are no changes to serial.opts, in /var/log/messages
appear the following messages:


kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.16
kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.16 #10 Fri Jun 23 14:46:24 CEST 2000
kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
kernel: PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xf5ec0
kernel: Intel PCIC probe:
kernel:   Cirrus PD6832 rev c1 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:14, mem 0x68000000
kernel:     host opts [0]: [ring] [0/7/4] [3/17/4] [no pci irq] [lat 64/176] [bus 32/34]
kernel:     host opts [1]: [ring] [0/7/4] [3/17/4] [no pci irq] [lat 64/176] [bus 35/37]
kernel:     ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,7,11 polling interval = 1000 ms
cardmgr[717]: starting, version is 3.1.16
cardmgr[717]: watching 2 sockets
kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: excluding 0xcf8-0xcff
kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: excluding 0x800-0x807
kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x300-0x307 0x370-0x37f 0x398-0x39f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cardmgr[717]: initializing socket 1
kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
cardmgr[717]: socket 1: Xircom CEM56 Ethernet/Modem
cardmgr[717]: executing: 'modprobe xirc2ps_cs'
kernel: xirc2ps_cs.c 1.31 1998/12/09 19:32:55 (dd9jn+kvh)
cardmgr[717]: executing: 'modprobe serial_cs'
kernel: eth0: MII link partner: 0021
kernel: eth0: MII selected
kernel: eth0: media 10BaseT, silicon revision 5
kernel: eth0: Xircom: port 0x320, irq 11, hwaddr 00:10:A4:D0:C5:B0
kernel: tty03 at 0x02e8 (irq = 11) is a 16550A
cardmgr[717]: executing: './network start eth0'
kernel: eth0: MII link partner: 0021
kernel: eth0: MII selected
kernel: eth0: media 10BaseT, silicon revision 5
cardmgr[717]: executing: './serial start ttyS3'


Thanks a lot for any help

News Xircom CardBus CBEM56G 10/100 is working now...!!!!!!!

Date: 2000, Jun 28
From: Nicolas Scheffer scheffer

Hi All,

I just upgrade my laptop with latest update from Suse, i use Suse Linux 6.4 and upgrade the following : - kernel 2.2.16 for laptop - pcmcia 3.1.16-1

Make some test and now everything is working : - modem is working - ethernet card is working with or without dhcp, 10 and 100 and also half and full duplex

I am very happy, thanks to Suse team for this upgrade because before my cardbus didn't work and now yes....

Nicolas Scheffer

1. Question Even after Suspend/Resume? by Andrew Pickin, 2000, Jul 10

None RE-100 not init on startup

Date: 2000, Jul 04
From: David Hammerton crazney

I have a RE-100 10/100 realport card which was not working under linux until I got the latest PCMCIA package. Now, whenever i boot the init of eth0 fails. To get the card to work I have to eject the card, put it back in and run "/etc/pcmcia/network.O start eth0". I havent tried the card at 100mb, but I dont really care about speed YET, I just want it to work...

any help apprieciated.

Thanks heaps

regards

David

1. Idea Probably your init scripts by Edward Spidre, 2000, Jul 05
1. None Re: Idea: Probably your init scripts by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 05
2. None It's mentioned in the HOWTO by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 05

Sad RBE-100 freezes system on startup and insertion

Date: 2000, Jul 07
From: Julian Smith julian

hi there. I am running Red Hat 6.2 on an IBM Thinkpad 600e. If my RBE-100 is inserted when I boot up the system freezes around the sendmail startup point. If I boot up without the card, it all starts fine, however if I insert the card at any time after that,I hear 1 beep and the system freezes.

Here's an excerpt of the log.

"Jul 6 17:17:29 localhost keytable: Loading system font:

Jul  6 17:17:29 localhost rc: Starting keytable succeeded
Jul  6 17:17:30 localhost sendmail: sendmail startup succeeded
Jul  6 17:17:31 localhost gpm: gpm startup succeeded
Jul  6 17:17:33 localhost httpd: httpd startup succeeded
Jul  6 17:17:35 localhost xfs: xfs startup succeeded
Jul  6 17:17:36 localhost linuxconf: Linuxconf final setup
Jul  6 17:17:37 localhost rc: Starting linuxconf succeeded
Jul  6 17:19:46 localhost ifup: Delaying eth1 initialization.
Jul  6 17:19:46 localhost network: Bringing up device eth1 failed
Jul  6 17:19:47 localhost ypbind: ypbind startup failed
Jul  6 17:25:03 localhost rc: Stopping keytable succeeded
Jul  6 17:25:04 localhost xfs: xfs shutdown succeeded
Jul  6 17:25:04 localhost gpm: gpm shutdown succeeded
Jul  6 17:25:09 localhost httpd: httpd shutdown succeeded
Jul  6 17:25:09 localhost sendmail: sendmail shutdown succeeded
Jul  6 17:25:10 localhost inet: inetd shutdown succeeded
Jul  6 17:25:10 localhost atd: atd shutdown succeeded
Jul  6 17:25:10 localhost crond: crond shutdown succeeded
Jul  6 17:25:10 localhost lpd: lpd shutdown succeeded"

I have tried with Tulip and cs 89. I'm sure I must be missing something basic.

Hope you can help me..

1. None I'd first try a PCMCIA driver upgrade by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 07
(_ Note Tried that...no good... by Julian Smith, 2000, Jul 09
(_ None You can try a suggestion from the HOWTO by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 10
(_ Ok David defeats Goliath by Julian Smith, 2000, Jul 12

Sad Problem installing a Xircom CBE2-100 on an IBM Thinkpad 1400 i-sries

Date: 2000, Jul 08
From: Khalid HASSANI khalid1

Hi everybody !

I am trying to install a Xircom CBE2-100BTX, on my Laptop (a Thinkpad IBM 1400, with Redhat 6.0) my card seems to be recognised, here is the log from /var/log/messages :

(sorry for the formating of the log messages !)

Jul 16:03:18 localhost kernel: tulip_attach(bus 32, function 0)

Jul  8 16:03:18 localhost kernel: tulip.c:v0.91 4/14/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford)
Jul  8 16:03:18 localhost kernel: eth0: Xircom Cardbus Adapter (DEC 21143 compatible mode) rev 3 at 0xa00, 00:10:A4:BC:D7:64, IRQ 3.
Jul  8 16:03:18 localhost kernel: eth0:  MII transceiver #0 config 3100 status 7809 advertising 01e1.
Jul  8 16:03:18 localhost kernel: XIRCOM init

But when I try to connect to my ISP with DSL, with a script called start-pppoe (which issue among other things an ifconfig eth0 0.0.0.0 up -broadcast -arp) I get the following messages in /var/log/messges :

Jul  8 16:19:02 localhost kernel: PPP: version 2.3.7 (demand dialling)
Jul  8 16:19:02 localhost kernel: PPP line discipline registered.
Jul  8 16:19:02 localhost kernel: registered device ppp0
Jul  8 16:19:02 localhost pppd[674]: pppd 2.3.10 started by root, uid 0
Jul  8 16:19:02 localhost pppd[674]: Using interface ppp0
Jul  8 16:19:02 localhost pppd[674]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/2
Jul  8 16:19:02 localhost pppoed[675]: pppoed 1.300.000 started
Jul  8 16:19:02 localhost pppoed[677]: Related PIDs: 674 675 677
Jul  8 16:19:02 localhost pppoed[675]: Sending PADI.
Jul  8 16:19:03 localhost pppoed[675]: No PADO responses received.
Jul  8 16:19:03 localhost pppoed[675]: Re-sending PADI.
Jul  8 16:19:05 localhost pppoed[675]: No PADO responses received.
Jul  8 16:19:05 localhost pppoed[675]: Re-sending PADI.
Jul  8 16:19:09 localhost pppoed[675]: No PADO responses received.
Jul  8 16:19:09 localhost pppoed[675]: Re-sending PADI.
Jul  8 16:19:11 localhost kernel: eth0: Transmit timed out, status 68678107, CSR12 000000c2, resetting...
Jul  8 16:19:16 localhost kernel: eth0: Transmit timed out, status 68678107, CSR12 000000c2, resetting...
Jul  8 16:19:17 localhost pppoed[675]: No PADO responses received.
Jul  8 16:19:17 localhost pppoed[675]: Could not connect to requested network resource.
Jul  8 16:19:17 localhost pppoed[675]: Exit.
Jul  8 16:19:17 localhost pppd[674]: Hangup (SIGHUP)
Jul  8 16:19:17 localhost pppd[674]: Modem hangup
Jul  8 16:19:17 localhost pppd[674]: Connection terminated.
Jul  8 16:19:17 localhost pppd[674]: Exit.

Can someone please help !?

I understand, that according to "Linux PCMCIA Supported Device List" of 2000/06/23, the XIRCOM CBE2-100BTX is still experimental ! but maybe someone has already solved this problem.

Thanks for reading

Khalid HASSANI

1. None Can you try using the card some other way? by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 10

Question IBM T20 & Xircom RBE-100

Date: 2000, Jul 09
From: Brian Pavane bpavane

I've recently received an IBM T20 laptop, and a Xircom RBE-100 CardBus Ethernet adapter. Now it's time to get this card working under Linux (Slakware 7.1.0 / Kernel 2.2.16).

Is there a FAQ or document floating around about how to make this cardbus device to work, or am I better off waiting for a driver to come out of beta or get a 3com card?

1. None There is not much specific information by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 10

Sad CBEM 10/100 recognized only if SCSI is inserted before

Date: 2000, Jul 10
From: Christoph Blaue cb

My System is
 - Dell Inspiron 3700
 - SuSE 6.4 
 - PCMCIA 3.1.11 (I don't really want to upgrade, because I had problems with
   the token ring and newer versions)
 - Xircom CBEM56G-100 (Combined Cardbus for Ethernet/Modem)


After inserting the Card I get one high and one low beep. It says 'unsupported
card'.

Ejecting and reinserting does not help.

Here comes the weird thing:
If I insert a SCSI-Card first (Adaptec 1460B) and the Xircom later the card
is recognised.

swapping slots does not change the behaviour

What can I do do get the card working without the pretty expensive SCSI-helper?


system Log after restarting PCMCIA:
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.11
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.14 #1 Mon Mar 13 10:51:48 GMT 
2000
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus]
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel: PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfbd70
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel: Intel PCIC probe: 
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel:   TI 1225 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:03, mem 0x6800
0000
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel:     host opts [0]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci 
irq 11] [lat 32/176] [bus 32/34]
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel:     host opts [1]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci 
irq 11] [lat 32/176] [bus 35/37]
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel:     ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,7,9,10 PCI status cha
nges
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb cardmgr[845]: starting, version is 3.1.11
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb cardmgr[845]: watching 2 sockets
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: excluding 0xcf8-0
xcff
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: excluding 0x800-0
x84f
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x280-0
x287 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7
Jul 10 13:48:33 lapcb kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
Jul 10 13:48:34 lapcb kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 32): vendor 0x115d, device 0x0003
Jul 10 13:48:34 lapcb cardmgr[845]: initializing socket 0
Jul 10 13:48:34 lapcb kernel: ROM image dump:
Jul 10 13:48:34 lapcb kernel:   image 0: 0x000000-0x00ffff, signature PCIR
Jul 10 13:48:34 lapcb cardmgr[845]: unsupported card in socket 0
Jul 10 13:48:34 lapcb cardmgr[845]:   no product info available

1. None Memory probe issue by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 10
1. None Re: Memory probe issue by Christoph Blaue, 2000, Jul 11
2. Ok Problem (almost) solved by Christoph Blaue, 2000, Jul 13

Question rbe-100, almost works

Date: 2000, Jul 10
From: visnu pitiyanuvath visnu

hello. i have a xircom rbe-100 on a toshiba tecra 8000, running redhat 6.2 (2.2.14 kernel). my card is recognized as a CBEII-10/100, and all pertinent drivers seem to load correctly, but when it looks for the dhcp server, it gets nothing.

i looked at the network, and the card is sending out dhcp discover packets and my dhcp server is sending out offers, but pump doesn't seem to want to cooperate, so it sends out yet another discover packet.

i've tried configuring the interface statically and also in promiscuous mode, but i still don't get any response from my pings of the gateway or computers on the subnet. again, i can see broadcasts coming out of my laptop, but it doesn't want to hear the responses.

everything works under w2k, and i've tried the latest tulip_cb drivers that come in the 3.1.17 tarball, but no change.

any suggestions??

here's a log file for fun:

Jul 10 10:48:13 visnup pcmcia: Starting PCMCIA services:
Jul 10 10:48:13 visnup pcmcia: modules
Jul 10 10:48:13 visnup kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.8
Jul 10 10:48:13 visnup kernel: kernel build: 2.2.14-12 #1 Tue Apr 25 13:04:07 EDT 2000
Jul 10 10:48:13 visnup kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Jul 10 10:48:13 visnup kernel: Intel PCIC probe:
Jul 10 10:48:13 visnup kernel: Toshiba ToPIC97 PCI-to-CardBus at bus 0 slot 11, mem 0x68000000, 2 sockets
Jul 10 10:48:13 visnup kernel: host opts [0]: [slot 0xf0] [ccr 0x10] [cdr 0x86] [rcr 0x02] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 20/20]
Jul 10 10:48:13 visnup kernel: host opts [1]: [slot 0xf0] [ccr 0x20] [cdr 0x86] [rcr 0x02] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 21/21]
Jul 10 10:48:13 visnup kernel: ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,12 polling interval = 1000 ms
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup pcmcia: cardmgr.
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup rc: Starting pcmcia succeeded
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup cardmgr[452]: starting, version is 3.1.8
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup apmd[331]: Now using AC Power
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup cardmgr[452]: watching 2 sockets
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean.
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x330-0x337 0x378-0x37f 0x388-0x38f 0x4d0-0x4d7
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 20): vendor 0x115d, device 0x0003
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup cardmgr[452]: initializing socket 0
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: ROM image dump:
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: image 0: 0x000000-0xffffffff, signature PCIR
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup cardmgr[452]: socket 0: Xircom CardBus 10/100 Ethernet
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup cardmgr[452]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14-12/pcmcia/cb_enabler.o'
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup cardmgr[452]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14-12/pcmcia/tulip_cb.o'
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 20)
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: fn 0 bar 1: io 0x400-0x47f
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x6000d000-0x6000d7ff
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: fn 0 bar 3: mem 0x6000c000-0x6000c7ff
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: fn 0 rom: mem 0x60008000-0x6000bfff
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: cs: cb_enable(bus 20)
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: bridge io map 0 (flags 0x21): 0x400-0x47f
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: bridge mem map 0 (flags 0x1): 0x60008000-0x6000dfff
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: tulip_attach(bus 20, function 0)
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: tulip.c:v0.91 4/14/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford)
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: eth0: Xircom Cardbus Adapter (DEC 21143 compatible mode) rev 3 at 0x400, 00:10:A4:E9:62:DB, IRQ 3.
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup kernel: eth0: MII transceiver #0 config 3100 status 7809 advertising 01e1.
Jul 10 10:48:14 visnup cardmgr[452]: executing: './network start eth0'
Jul 10 10:48:15 visnup pumpd[519]: starting at (uptime 0 days, 0:00:30) Mon Jul 10 10:48:15 2000
Jul 10 10:48:30 visnup kernel: eth0: Transmit timed out, status 686980c7, CSR12 000000c4, resetting...
Jul 10 10:48:40 visnup last message repeated 2 times
Jul 10 10:49:15 visnup cardmgr[452]: + Determining IP information for eth0...Operation failed.
Jul 10 10:49:15 visnup cardmgr[452]: + failed.
Jul 10 10:49:15 visnup cardmgr[452]: start cmd exited with status 1
Jul 10 10:49:31 visnup gpm: gpm startup succeeded
Jul 10 10:49:31 visnup gpm[570]: Skipping a data packet (?)
Jul 10 10:49:31 visnup gpm[570]: Error in protocol
Jul 10 10:49:32 visnup last message repeated 64 times
Jul 10 10:49:52 visnup PAM_pwdb[646]: (login) session opened for user root by LOGIN(uid=0)
Jul 10 10:50:41 visnup kernel: eth0: Promiscuous mode enabled.
Jul 10 10:50:41 visnup kernel: device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
Jul 10 10:51:05 visnup kernel: eth0: Transmit timed out, status 686980c7, CSR12 000000c4, resetting...
Jul 10 10:51:40 visnup last message repeated 7 times

1. None What about the messages with the newer drivers? by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 10
(_ Ok Untitled by visnu pitiyanuvath, 2000, Jul 10

Question Problems with serial on CEM56

Date: 2000, Jul 11
From: Pål Løberg pallo

After I upgraded the kernel (2.2.9 to 2.2.16) and pcmcia-cs (3.0.14 to 3.1.18) on my Asus F7400 laptop, the serial port stopped working.

If I edit /etc/pcmcia/config so that only xirc2ps_cs is loaded, and not serial_cs, it works fine. However, if I include serial_cs I get the following error when it is loaded:

serial_cs: register_serial() at 0x0ae8, irq 3 failed

I have tried to add "irq_list=0" to the module options, but it still try to use IRQ 3.

The IRQ (3) should be correct - I think - the network card uses it, and serial and ethernet used to share it before I upgraded.

Of course, I may have accidentally overwritten one of the old config files, but I don't remember making any changes like this last time I installed. But that is a long time ago, and I could just have forgotten what I did then....

Any suggestions on how to get this working again?

1. None The IO port allocations are done differently now by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 11
(_ None Re: The IO port allocations are done differently now by Pål Løberg, 2000, Jul 11
(_ None Do you still have your old log files? by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 11
(_ None Re: Do you still have your old log files? by Pål Løberg, 2000, Jul 13

Ok Xircom RealPort2 CardBus Ethernet 10/100 (R2BE-100BTX)

Date: 2000, Jul 15
From: Ron Pinz rpinz

I have gotten the Xircom RealPort2 CardBus Ethernet 10/100 (R2BE-100TX) 10/100BASE-T card to work with pcmcia-cs-3.1.8 on a IBM Thinkpad 600X running redhat 6.2 by adding the following line to the configfile:

card "Xircom CardBus RealPort2 Ethernet 10/100" version "Xircom", "*", "R2BE-100TX"
    bind "tulip_cb"

cardmgr generates the following logentry for the card:

Jul 14 17:29:17 duhbox cardmgr[406]:   product info: "Xircom", "RealPort2 CardBus Ethernet 10/100", "R2BE-100BTX", "1.00"
Jul 14 17:29:17 duhbox cardmgr[406]:   manfid: 0x0105, 0x0103  function: 6 (network)

Question pcmcia driver update

Date: 2000, Jul 18
From: Ricardo Conde rconde

My xircom modem 33.6 don´t work with linux mandrake 7 on my Satellite 4090xcdt. Davis said this is a kernel bug and sugest to upgrade my driver. I have a new driver (3.1.18) and I need help to install it. What I must to do?

Regards Ricardo Conde

Question Xircom RealPort 10/100 with RedHat 6.2

Date: 2000, Jul 28
From: Thomas Dlouhy tomtom

Hi,
sure I'm new to linux but after serveral tries I think I'm too stupid to get the Xircom RealPort 10/100 running under RedHat 6.2 (with Suse 6.4 it worked fine).

At startup I receive the messages:

Bringing up interface eth0 insmod: /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/net/tulip.o: insmod eth0 failed
Delaying eth0 initialization

Do I need newer drivers (where do I get them) which files do I have to modify (and how) .... ???

I'm working on a Toshiba Satellite 4080XCDT with RedHat 6.2

Hope that somebody can help me.
Thanks
tomtom
1. None Untitled by Paulo E. Abreu, 2000, Jul 28
2. Idea Configuration problem? by Hester Van Rooyen, 2000, Aug 02

Sad Got CBEM56G-100 working (once), now cannot start pcmcia at all

Date: 2000, Jul 28
From: Jason Pringle jpringle

After grabbing the new version (3.1.19) and playing with the port includes, I got the "beep-beep" rather than the "beep-boop". test_network showed the card was up, but no eth0 config'ed. Ok, I thought, let's reboot and have the network (previously configured via netconf) come up on its own.

Uh, uh. Now the base modules won't load (with or without a card inserted). I've tried reverting to includes that previously allowed the base services to load. No dice. It hangs because it's trying to access the CD-ROM!! Here is the "it's failing" log messages:

(Mandrake 7.1, so kernel 2.2.15, pcmcia 3.1.19)

Is it getting hung up on the port scan or the memory scan? Why would either cause a write to the hdb?

Jul 28 04:14:57 jpringle_laptop kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.19
Jul 28 04:14:57 jpringle_laptop kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.15-4mdk #1 Wed May 10 15:31:30 CEST 2000
Jul 28 04:14:57 jpringle_laptop kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Jul 28 04:14:57 jpringle_laptop kernel: PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xf0990
Jul 28 04:14:57 jpringle_laptop kernel:   unknown PCI interrupt router 0e11:ae69
Jul 28 04:14:57 jpringle_laptop kernel: Intel PCIC probe:
Jul 28 04:14:57 jpringle_laptop kernel:   TI 1250A rev 02 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:0c, mem 0x7fffe000
Jul 28 04:14:57 jpringle_laptop kernel:     host opts [0]: [pci + serial irq] [no pci irq] [lat 66/176] [bus 2/2]
Jul 28 04:14:57 jpringle_laptop kernel:     host opts [1]: [pci + serial irq] [no pci irq] [lat 66/176] [bus 3/3]
Jul 28 04:14:57 jpringle_laptop kernel:     ISA irqs (scanned) = 7,9 polling interval = 1000 ms
Jul 28 04:14:58 jpringle_laptop kernel: hdb: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
Jul 28 04:14:58 jpringle_laptop kernel: hdb: packet command error: error=0x54
Jul 28 04:14:58 jpringle_laptop kernel: ATAPI device hdb:
Jul 28 04:14:58 jpringle_laptop kernel:   Error: Illegal request -- (Sense key=0x05)
Jul 28 04:14:58 jpringle_laptop kernel:   Invalid field in command packet -- (asc=0x24, ascq=0x00)
Jul 28 04:14:58 jpringle_laptop kernel:   The failed "Start Stop Unit" packet command was:
Jul 28 04:14:58 jpringle_laptop kernel:   "1b 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 "
Jul 28 04:14:58 jpringle_laptop kernel:   Error in command packet byte 38086 bit 0
Jul 28 04:14:58 jpringle_laptop kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Jul 28 04:15:33 jpringle_laptop kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
Jul 28 04:16:07 jpringle_laptop kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
Jul 28 04:17:14 jpringle_laptop last message repeated 2 times                                                   

Also, here's the log from the single time it did work:

Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel:     host Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.19
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.15-4mdk #1 Wed May 10 15:31:30 CEST 2000
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel: PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xf0990
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel:   unknown PCI interrupt router 0e11:ae69
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel: Intel PCIC probe:
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel:   TI 1250A rev 02 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:0c, mem 0x7fffe000
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel:     host opts [0]: [pci + serial irq] [no pci irq] [lat 66/176] [bus 2/2]
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel:     host opts [1]: [pci + serial irq] [no pci irq] [lat 66/176] [bus 3/3]
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel:     ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,7,9,10,15 status change on irq 15
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: starting, version is 3.1.19
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: watching 2 sockets
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1480-0x1487: clean.
Jul 28 02:17:09 jpringle_laptop kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1200-0x147f: clean.
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 2): vendor 0x115d, device 0x0003
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: initializing socket 0
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: socket 0: Xircom CBEM56G-100 CardBus 10/100 Ethernet + 56K Modem
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: executing: 'modprobe cb_enabler'
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: executing: 'modprobe tulip_cb'
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: executing: 'modprobe serial_cb'
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 2)
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60013000-0x600137ff
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel:   fn 0 bar 3: mem 0x60012000-0x600127ff
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel:   fn 1 bar 1: io 0x1280-0x1287
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel:   fn 1 bar 2: mem 0x60011000-0x600117ff
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel:   fn 1 bar 3: mem 0x60010000-0x600107ff
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0x1200-0x127f
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x6000c000-0x6000ffff
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel:   fn 1 rom: mem 0x60008000-0x6000bfff
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel:   irq 10
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel: tulip_attach(device 02:00.0)
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel: tulip.c:v0.91g-ppc 7/16/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford)
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel: eth0: Xircom Cardbus Adapter (DEC 21143 compatible mode) rev 3 at 0x1200, 00:10:A4:05:4B:9D, IRQ 10.
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel: eth0:  MII transceiver #0 config 3100 status 7809 advertising 01e1.
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel: serial_attach(device 02:00.1)
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop kernel: tty02 at 0x1280 (irq = 10) is a 16550A
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: executing: './network start eth0'
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: + ************************************************
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: + ***** In the /etc/pcmcia/network script!!! *****
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: + ************************************************
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: + Can't find a dhcp client
Jul 28 02:17:10 jpringle_laptop cardmgr[2967]: executing: './serial start ttyS2'

1. More More config info: this is on a Compaq Armada 7400 <eom> by Jason Pringle, 2000, Jul 28
2. None Maybe interrupt scan troubles by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 28
3. None Tried some stuff, still broken (kernal panic!) by Jason Pringle, 2000, Jul 31
1. None Maybe we should back up to the beginning by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 01

Sad RBEM56G-100BTX on HP Omnibook 4150

Date: 2000, Jul 29
From: Hester Van Rooyen hester

I am trying to install RedHat 6.2 Linux kernel 2.2.14-5.0 on an HP Omnibook 4150 with Xircom RealPort Cardbus Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56. Sometimes it boots fine and both network and modem works. But most of the time the notebook hangs solidly during boot with the card inserted, card insertion or card removal. It worked fine with a borrowed 3Com card, also my card worked on a friend's (no-name!) laptop.

I have complete log files, but dont' know how to pull it all in here! In essence, in the log of a failed boot, I get the following after cardmgr has started:

  cs:cb_alloc(bus 32): vendor 0x115d, device 0x0003
  kmem_grow: Called nonatomically from int - size - 128

It then probes the ports (apparently successfully), identifies the Xircom on socket 0 and loads the modules. The last message is:

  executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/pcmcia/serial_cb.o'

In cases where it boots successfully, the kmem_grow message does not appear. Also it then uses irq3 for the network and modem, and irq 11 for card detection. I also have an ESS Maestro PCI Audio card on irq 10. I tried various irq settings, with no effect.

I got rev 3.1.8 of cardctl with the RedHat, but also downloaded 3.1.19 - same problem.

I am fairly new to Linux and hope I am not just being stupid, bu I have to get this working for a client urgently, so I hope somebody will help me!

1. None It seems to be a common problem by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 31
2. Idea Possible solution by Hester Van Rooyen, 2000, Aug 02
1. None That's good news by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 02
3. Feedback Experiments with driver revisions by Hester Van Rooyen, 2000, Aug 11

Question Xircom R2E100 and Kernel Question ?

Date: 2000, Aug 01
From: Leszek Szychowski leszek

1. Has anyone managed to get the new R2E100 Xircom working with the ti8225 chipset as in the Compaq Armada 500 laptops.

2. How do I install the latest Kernel - currently running 2.2.14-5.0, going to 2.2.16-3. After using RPM, it appeared to install, but now after booting the system points to the previous location of /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0 not /lib/modules/2.2.16-3.

Any Ideas ?

TIA

1. Feedback Update so far .. by Leszek Szychowski, 2000, Aug 01

Sad RBEM56G-100 Ethernet OK, Modem failing

Date: 2000, Aug 01
From: Don Myroon dmyroon

Hi,

I have a RBEM56G-100 PCMCIA card in a DELL Inspiron 7500.

The ethernet portion works quite well.  It's not perfect as I do get RX errors:

drizzt:~$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:A4:C4:52:BA  
          inet addr:192.168.0.8  Bcast:192.168.0.255 mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:56 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x200 

The modem, on the other hand, it quite flawed.  It will
connect and work fine until it decides to stop.  It will only
stop on certain things - like a web page or ftp site.

When it stops, I go somewhere else and it works fine. 
Example, whenever I try to download the file:
ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/distributions/redhat/updates/6.2/i386/kernel-source-2.2.16-3.i386.rpm
it will get about the first 30K and then stall....
but I can go to a different ftp site and get a different file
in the same session.   It will ALWAYS fail on that particular
file.
There are certain web pages that do the same thing.

Does anyone know what the problem might be?  I wrote to Xircom
and they told me that they are actively working with the open
source community to develop tulip_cb.c.  True?

Thanks for the help.

Don

1. Note Untitled by Don Myroon, 2000, Aug 01
2. None Maybe a modem init string issue? by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 01
1. Disagree It maybe a interupt sharing issue by Jeff Johann, 2000, Aug 05
1. None I still don't see any evidence by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 07
2. None Re: Maybe a modem init string issue? by Don Myroon, 2000, Aug 16

Question Anything new on RBE-100 Problem?

Date: 2000, Aug 01
From: Mathias de Riese deriese

I have a RBE-100 Card with the usual Problem: Everything looks fine, but nothing goes thru. Once set to promisc, it works. The problem is, that im not allowed to do that on my site. I would be REALLY happy, when the problem would be solved.

Maybe i can help somehow. I dont want to bore You with the usual stuff as mentioned in the HOWTO, because its in here somehow. Maybe i can do some more special tests. Tell me what to do. Would send You the card if i were in the States and wouldnt need it for a while, but both is not the case.

Hope to hear something. Thanx, Mathias

Question New card: XE2000, doesn't work, what do I do?

Date: 2000, Aug 02
From: Rob Landley landley

/var/log/messages says it's an unrecognized card.

The thing identifies itself as "Xircim", "10/100 PC Network Card", "XE2000", "1.00".

Manufacturer ID 0x0105, 0x0108, function 6

xirc2ps_cs can be forcibly insmodded but this does nothing useful. I've tried to load tulip_cb but it complains that unregister_driver and register_driver are unresolved symbols. (It compiled the module, gave me the .o file, but it won't work. I dunno...)

This is all stock red hat 6.2, pcmcia 3.1.18 I think.

I'd like to get this card working rather than return it to the store, but I have only a vague idea about what I'm doing.

Help? Anybody?

Rob

1. None Loading a driver by hand won't do any good by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 02

Question Xircom re-100 and Linux 6 compared to 7.1

Date: 2000, Aug 03
From: Daniel Gericke artagel_99

Hi, I recently instealled the Linux Mandrake 7.1 OS and My PCMCIA Xircom RE-100 card didn't work. I had an old copy of Mandrake 6.0 laying around and I tried it..and it detected my network card. Why would my card work in an older version but not in a new one? Isn't that kind of backwards. Anyone have any ideas? I did download the pcmcia-cs files and compiled them. With no luck. I would really like to use the 7.1 version of mandrake. Thanks a lot -Dan

1. None Not a useful bug report without more details by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 03
(_ More More details by Daniel Gericke, 2000, Aug 04
(_ None Still not nearly enough information by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 04

Question How to install Xircom R2BE-100BTX Realport 2 (newbie Caldera 6.4)

Date: 2000, Aug 07
From: Nicholas Graham nickg

Hi folks,

I've just installed linux for the first time on my laptop. Went surprisingly well except for a few peripherals, (USB (can almost live without), modem (only a winmodem), & ethernet (which I need)

I need help installing my Cardbus card; it's a Xircom R2BE-100BTX Realport 2. I am using Caldera 6.x, kernel 2.2.14 on a Sony Vaio PCG-F430 with 64MB RAM.

Normally I'd RTFM, but the links from this page were down!

Basically, if someone could help me install (bearing in mind I'm a linux newbie, I'd be very grateful!! I'm sure what Ron Pinz said below makes sense to most of you...

Thanks!

Nick

rlinz wrote: Xircom RealPort2 CardBus Ethernet 10/100 (R2BE-100BTX) Forum: Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues Date: Jul 15, 12:21 From: Ron Pinz rpinz

I have gotten the Xircom RealPort2 CardBus Ethernet 10/100 (R2BE-100TX) 10/100BASE-T card to work with pcmcia-cs-3.1.8 on a IBM Thinkpad 600X running redhat 6.2 by adding the following line to the configfile:

card "Xircom CardBus RealPort2 Ethernet 10/100" version "Xircom", "*", "R2BE-100TX"
    bind "tulip_cb"
cardmgr generates the following logentry for the card: 

Jul 14 17:29:17 duhbox cardmgr[406]:   product info: "Xircom", "RealPort2 CardBus Ethernet 10/100", "R2BE-100BTX", "1.00"
Jul 14 17:29:17 duhbox cardmgr[406]:   manfid: 0x0105, 0x0103  function: 6 (network)

Sad Xircom RealPort 10/100 RBEM56G-100 with RedHat 6.1

Date: 2000, Aug 18
From: Marco serra serra

Hi all,
I'm running on my Dell Inspiron 3700 Linux RedHat 6.1 (2.2.12-20) and I have a Xircom RealPort 10/100 RBEM56G-100.
I was running with this configuration for the last 6 months connected (with a static IP address) to a 10 Mb LAN without any problem .... but the last week the network
amministrators changed the configuration of "some switch"
and after that I have an error at the startup
(Bringing up the eth0 interface .... failed)
and now my card doesn't work.
If now for example I try to activate the eth0 interface from the contro-panel I have:
....
ipcalc: ip address expected
ipcalc: ip address expected
ipcalc: ip address expected
ipcalc: ip address expected
broadcast: Host name lookup failure
Usage: grep [OPTION] ... PATTERN [FILE] ...
Try 'grep --help' for more information.
netmask: Host name lookup failure
SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable
expr: syntax error

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

I am fairly new to Linux but I really have no idea
what I can do ?

I hope somebody can help me.

      thanks, Marco
p.s.
With Win the card works fine :-(( GRRRRRRR
1. None Strange script errors by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 18

Question No network using Xircom RBEM56G-100

Date: 2000, Aug 25
From: Stuart Pedler <stuart.pedler@sbs.siemens.co.uk>

I have a Siemens Scenic 510 Mobile and a Xircom RBEM56G-100 CardBus. I am running Red Hat 2.2.5-15 and cannot get the card to see the network. The distribution package of card services always tried to set IRQ 0 on the card and failed to start the network. I therefore installed card services 3.1.19 and the card now configures. I cannot however ping anything on the network. Everything looks ok so I have included the syslog and the output of ifconfig,
Any ideas anyone.

Aug 25 13:58:11 SBS_ESCOM network: Bringing up interface lo succeeded
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.19
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: kernel build: 2.2.5-15 #1 Mon Apr 19 23:00:46 EDT 1999
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm] [pnp]
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xf57d0
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: PnP: PNP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00fdab0
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: PnP: PNP BIOS version 1.0, entry at f0000:3cb7, dseg at f0000
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: Intel PCIC probe:
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: O2Micro OZ6832/33 rev 02 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:0a, mem 0x68000000
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: host opts [0]: [pci irq 9] [lat 168/176] [bus 32/34]
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: host opts [1]: [pci irq 10] [lat 168/176] [bus 35/37]
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: PCI card interrupts, PCI status changes
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: clean.
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: starting, version is 3.1.19
Aug 25 13:58:18 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: watching 2 sockets
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 32): vendor 0x115d, device 0x0003
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: initializing socket 0
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: socket 0: Xircom CBEM56G-100 CardBus 10/100 Ethernet + 56K Modem
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: product info: "Xircom", "CardBus Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56", "CBEM56G", "1.03"
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: manfid: 0x0105, 0x0103 function: 6 (network)
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: executing: 'modprobe cb_enabler'
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: executing: 'modprobe tulip_cb'
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: executing: 'modprobe serial_cb'
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 32)
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60013000-0x600137ff
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: fn 0 bar 3: mem 0x60012000-0x600127ff
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: fn 1 bar 1: io 0x480-0x487
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: fn 1 bar 2: mem 0x60011000-0x600117ff
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: fn 1 bar 3: mem 0x60010000-0x600107ff
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: fn 0 bar 1: io 0x400-0x47f
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: fn 0 rom: mem 0x6000c000-0x6000ffff
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: fn 1 rom: mem 0x60008000-0x6000bfff
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: irq 9
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: tulip_attach(device 20:00.0)
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: tulip.c:v0.91g-ppc 7/16/99 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford)
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: eth0: Xircom Cardbus Adapter (DEC 21143 compatible mode) rev 3 at 0x400, 00:10:A4:C5:BB:F1, IRQ 9.
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: eth0: MII transceiver #0 config 3100 status 7809 advertising 01e1.
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: serial_attach(device 20:00.1)
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM kernel: tty01 at 0x0480 (irq = 9) is a 16550A
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: executing: './network start eth0'
Aug 25 13:58:19 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: executing: './serial start ttyS1'
Aug 25 13:58:20 SBS_ESCOM cardmgr[923]: exiting


IFCONFIG--------------------------------------------

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:A4:C5:BB:F1
          inet addr:51.128.176.9 Bcast:51.128.176.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          Interrupt:9 Base address:0x400

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:3924 Metric:1
          RX packets:59 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:59 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
1. Feedback Here is how it worked for me by Stefan Kluth, 2000, Aug 25
1. Sad Untitled by Stuart Pedler, 2000, Aug 25
1. News here is more detail of my setup by Stefan Kluth, 2000, Aug 25
... 3 Message(s)
2. News similiar problem solved by Sven Höfer, 2000, Sep 13
2. None You can try putting the card in promisc mode by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 25

Angry Frustrated newbie plees for help

Date: 2000, Aug 28
From: Dan Yamauchi DYamauchi

i have a Compaq Armada v300 with a Xircom RealPort CardBus 10/100, I'm running Mandrake 7.0, and I'm having real problems connecting to my school network. One problem I have is that I don't have all of the network info (the sys admin hates all linux users and won't release any information)But I think I have gotten most of the information of a friends computer. But I'm not sure if the reason I can't connect to the network is because of lack of info, or a misconfigured card. My system does recognize the card, but I'm not sure if it is configured right. Are there any tools that I can use to automaticaly detect LAN info? Or is there any tool to tell if my card is configured right for my LAN? Please help, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Sad RB100 - ping itself ok, ping outside no response, arp no h/w address

Date: 2000, Aug 28
From: Alan Tam dogwheel

hi,

I have just upgraded from RedHat 6.0 to 6.2 Then upgraded kernel to 2.2.16 and pcmcia package to 3.1.19

The system and pcmcia boot up normally and successfully, eth0 come up successfully. The xircom realport cardbus 10/100+56 can ping its own IP address. But when it fails to ping an IP on the LAN. Typing "arp -a" even shows incomplete hardware address.

I've also tried changing the "pcmcia" startup script order with "network" - no improvements. I've tried using pcmcia 3.1.8 with my new kernel - no improvements.

I used to use kernel 2.2.9 and pcmcia 3.0.12 before. Everything is working fine. I can now boot back this old kernel with old pcmcia package. The LAN card work normally when booted back.

Any idea? Any body here successfully in making it with 2.2.16 & 3.1.19?

Regards, Alan

1. Note more info by Alan Tam, 2000, Aug 28
2. Note more info by Alan Tam, 2000, Aug 28
1. Ok more info - ok now by Alan Tam, 2000, Aug 31

Question RBEM56G100 TX carrier errors on 100baseT network

Date: 2000, Sep 01
From: Stefan Kluth Stefan

Hi,

I recently got an upgraded network connection to 100baseT.
Now I get 100% TX packets carries errors, i.e. there is an
carier error for every TX packet. Here is the output of
ifconfig (I blanked my addresses):

lapkluth:/home/skluth# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr  
          inet addr: Bcast:  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:20679 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:3185 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:3185
          collisions:0 

Then I got Donald Becker diagnostic programs and ran
tulip_diag.c (see output below). What I think is inconsistent
is that at the top we read:

"Port selection is MII, half-duplex"

while at the bottom we have

"Auto-negotiation complete, 100Mbps full duplex."

Any hints here?

cheers, Stefan


************************************************************

lapkluth:/home/skluth/scratch/pcidiag# ./tulip-diag -t 0 -p 0xa00 -mm -ee -aa 
tulip-diag.c:v2.03 7/31/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Assuming a Digital Tulip series adapter at 0xa00.
Digital Tulip series chip registers at 0xa00:
  fea08000 ffffffff ffffffff 0009d810 0009da10 60000106 324c0000 e3fe0000
  e0000000 fffd8384 00000000 fffe0000 000000c4 ffff0000 ffffffff 880f0000
 Port selection is MII, half-duplex.
 Transmit stopped, Receive stopped, half-duplex.
  The Rx process state is 'Stopped'.
  The Tx process state is 'Stopped'.
  The transmit threshold is 72.
EEPROM size is 6.
  * An old-style EEPROM layout was found.
  * The old-style layout does not contain transceiver control information.
  * This board may not work, or may work only with a subset of transceiver
  * options or data rates.
EEPROM contents:
  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
 ID block CRC 0xe3 (vs. 00).
  Full contents CRC 0x6523 (read as 0x0000).
 MII PHY found at address 0, status 0x782d.
 MII PHY #0 transceiver registers:
   3100 782d 0300 e54a 01e1 45e1 0001 0000
   0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
   0140 0000 0f00 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
   0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000.
 Basic mode control register 0x3100: Auto-negotiation enabled.
 Basic mode status register 0x782d ... 782d.
   Link status: established.
   Capable of  100baseTx-FD 100baseTx 10baseT-FD 10baseT.
   Able to perform Auto-negotiation, negotiation complete.
 Vendor ID is 00:c0:39:--:--:--, model 20 rev. 10.
   Vendor/Part: TDK transceiver (unknown type).
 I'm advertising 01e1: 100baseTx-FD 100baseTx 10baseT-FD 10baseT
   Advertising no additional info pages.
   IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD protocol.
 Link partner capability is 45e1: Flow-control 100baseTx-FD 100baseTx 10baseT-FD 10baseT.
   Negotiation  completed.
  TDK format vendor-specific registers 16..18 are 0x0140 0x0000 0x0f00
      Link polarity is detected as normal.
      Auto-negotiation complete, 100Mbps full duplex.
      Rx link in pass state, PLL slipped since last read.
      No new link status events.

1. None Fixed? by David Hinds, 2000, Sep 01
(_ None Re: Fixed? by Stefan Kluth, 2000, Sep 04

Question CE3B-100BTX, a Dell Latitude XPiCD, and Mandrake 6

Date: 2000, Sep 01
From: Kagenin

Hello. I recently bought a Xircom 10/100 Ready CreditCard Ethernet PCMCIA adapter. The number on the back is CE3B-100BTX. It doesn't seem to work in my notebook, a Dell Latitude XPiCD with a P166MMX, and 64M of ram, stock mandrake 6 kernel 2.2.9 (haven't been able to get 2.2.16 onto it yet without losing sound support), and the stock PCMCIA-cs package.

The network is a simple cat5 crossover cable to a USB-to-Ethernet adapter installed in my Win95(OSR2.1 w/USB Supp). I can't get either box to even ping each other.

Any Suggestions? Other than Sneakernet(and lots of floppys), my hands are kind of tied.

Thank you for any consideration,

Kagenin

1. None The way forward seems clear by David Hinds, 2000, Sep 01

Question XIRCOM

Date: 2000, Oct 13
From: David Stephenson achille

looking for someone who can tell me how to make my xircom realport 10/100 ETHER 56 KB modem work. ethernet ok but modem can't be used. i have a thinkpad 600

Question Xircom help with 10/100 using RH 6.2

Date: 2000, Oct 25
From: adacosta trickydic

Im trying to install my 10/100 xircom PCMCIA card, but with sevre difficulty.

Im using a toshiba tecra 740CDT laptop. PCMCIA boots fine when i start my machine.

I was wondering if someone could give me a quick step by step procedure for installing this new card.

If i insert the card when the machine is on (after reading the man pages for cardmgr) it makes two beeps the second one being the low beep thus telling me that the card was not initialized prperly.

I am hoping that all i need is a driver. And if so could you point me to where i could get this driver and how to go about installing it.

Please, if i have not given you enough info email me @ adacosta@sympatico.ca and i assure you a quick response, for i am in dire need to get this working.

thanx

td

Warning VALinux and RBE-100

Date: 2000, Nov 29
From: Jeremy Welling jwelling

Just for those who may run into this- VALinux 7.0.1 uses kernel rev 2.2.18-pre11 and it breaks the xircom rbe-100 and who knows what else. I tried upgrading to pcmcia-cs 3.1.22 and also recompiled the kernel with no luck. For shitz and grins I did a default rh7 install and that worked. I then did an rpm -U --oldpackage to downgrade the kernel to standard rh7 under VA, fixed lilo and it works fine now. This problem may affect all 2.2.18- don't know.

Hope this saves someone some time...

Jeremy Welling

1. None It is a bigger issue by David Hinds, 2000, Nov 29
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