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

Forum: Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues
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

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

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