Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Mon 24 Sep 2018, 07:39
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Networking » Wireless
solved: wpc11v4 AND pcmcia AND wep PROBLEMS
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 2 [16 Posts]   Goto page: 1, 2 Next
Author Message
mothraman

Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Tue 26 Aug 2008, 08:00    Post subject:  solved: wpc11v4 AND pcmcia AND wep PROBLEMS  

I am trying to use a Linksys WPC11v4 PCMCIA wifi card with an IBM Thinkpad 1161-210 with a 6G HD, 160MB RAM, and a 500mhz intel celeron processor.

This worked on windows 98 forever up to last week when I trashed windows in my attempt to load a working linux.

With puppy 4, the card is not recognized. I have tried ndiswrapper to load the windows driver through the "connect" button. I get "invalid driver!" for the xp driver, then again when I tried the other driver in the winnt folder just for grins.

Following manual steps I found:
1. I navigated to the folder where the driver is (I downloaded it from Linkysys, unzipped it to a CD, then copied the cd to my hard drive)
2. entered ndiswrapper -i xxxxx.inf--response: already loaded
3. ndiswrapper -l: both drivers listed with "invalid driver!"

Next I tried to unload the drivers so I could try the manual steps again-- modprobe -r xxxxx "FATAL--not found"

Since then, I wiped my hd (for other reasons) and tried again. With the driver on the cd, I mounted the cd, navigated to the directory on the cd, then entered ndiswrapper -i xxxxx.inf result: invalid driver! I doubt that, since I've been using it under windows.

In most of the posts that I read here and elsewhere, people at least get their cards recognized. In my case, puppy is not recognizing the pcmcia at all (evidently--even os's that won't install cause the power light on the card to turn on--not puppy).

Any thoughts as to what I should try next?

Last edited by mothraman on Sat 30 Aug 2008, 13:48; edited 5 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
ieee488

Joined: 03 Sep 2007
Posts: 210

PostPosted: Wed 27 Aug 2008, 10:44    Post subject:  

Try disabling QuickBoot in the BIOS.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mothraman

Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Wed 27 Aug 2008, 13:59    Post subject:  

ieee488, what new result should I expect and why?

BTW, I think the problem is that puppy is not recognizing the pcmcia slot at all (the power light on the card does not come on), so this may be the problem, not the card--or at least I can't tell if puppy has a problem with the card until puppy recognizes the slot.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Béèm


Joined: 21 Nov 2006
Posts: 11775
Location: Brussels IBM Thinkpad R40, 256MB, 20GB, WiFi ipw2100. Frugal Lin'N'Win

PostPosted: Wed 27 Aug 2008, 17:37    Post subject:  

It might indeed that the pcmcia slot isn't recognized.
- is it on in the bios?
- if you do a lsmod in rxvt, do you find some module with yenta in?

_________________
Time savers:
Find packages in a snap and install using Puppy Package Manager (Menu).
Consult Wikka
Use peppyy's puppysearch
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mothraman

Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Wed 27 Aug 2008, 18:21    Post subject:  

Beem, I don't see anything about pcmcia in the bios settings. I doubt that's the problem, because other os's find the card. (windows does fine, xubuntu turns on the power on the card before it stops booting).

lsmod shows nothing with yenta in it.

Thanks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
ieee488

Joined: 03 Sep 2007
Posts: 210

PostPosted: Wed 27 Aug 2008, 21:32    Post subject:  

No, disable Quick Boot in BIOS. That is how I have my Thinkpad 600 set up. All I know is that I have read to do that for various distros of Linux.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Béèm


Joined: 21 Nov 2006
Posts: 11775
Location: Brussels IBM Thinkpad R40, 256MB, 20GB, WiFi ipw2100. Frugal Lin'N'Win

PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 05:29    Post subject:  

Also do a search via puppysearch (see my sig) and select yenta to search for.
There is a lot of reading material on WFi with pcmcia.
It looks like the basic pcmcia support isn't loaded.

UPDATE
Didn't think of it before.
My Thinkpad R40 has a pcmcia interface also.
I looked at the loaded modules and yenta_socket is loaded.
You said there is no yenta module loaded.
Can you post the output of pupscan interface information.

_________________
Time savers:
Find packages in a snap and install using Puppy Package Manager (Menu).
Consult Wikka
Use peppyy's puppysearch
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Aitch


Joined: 04 Apr 2007
Posts: 6815
Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 07:27    Post subject:  

try typing in a console

pcmcia-socket-startup

or

pccardctl eject
pccardctl insert


also, afterwards, try

lspcmcia

which should AFAIK list any pcmcia modules you have installed, though there have been some recent changes.....udev/hotplug, which I haven't managed to get an explanation of, yet

I think

dmesg

should work if lspcmcia doesn't

Aitch Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mothraman

Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 09:57    Post subject: PCMCIA apparently not recognized
Subject description: PCMCIA
 

ieee488: I have no quickboot option. I do have fast boot, but disabling that only makes the boot slow by scanning through 160MB of RAM. No discernible effect on anything else.

aitch: all your suggested comands return: "command not found"

I ran dmesg. There is nothing about PCMCIA, but I did find 4 instances of the following:
PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level triggered
PCI: found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:03.1
PCI: sharing IRQ 11 for de4vice 0000:00:00.1
PCI: sharing IRQ 11 for de4vice 0000:00:00.2
IRQ routing conflict

Between the 3rd and the 4th:
PCI: setting IRQ 10 as level triggered
PCI: found IRQ 10 for device 0000:00:07.2

I only mention this, because I found the following in the wiki:
"PCMCIA on Twinhead 233 MMX Slimnote EX
I had to add
pci=irqmask=0x8000
to the kernel boot parameters. Without this moving the mouse would hard hang my system. The kernel would assign the same IRQ to the PS/2 Touchpad and the PCMCIA Network Adaptor."

I tried adding that by editing the boot string in grub--no effect.

Does any of this help anyone find something else that might work?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Béèm


Joined: 21 Nov 2006
Posts: 11775
Location: Brussels IBM Thinkpad R40, 256MB, 20GB, WiFi ipw2100. Frugal Lin'N'Win

PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 11:13    Post subject:  

Béèm wrote:
Can you post the output of pupscan interface information.
Reminder of some (5 hours ago)
_________________
Time savers:
Find packages in a snap and install using Puppy Package Manager (Menu).
Consult Wikka
Use peppyy's puppysearch
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mothraman

Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 17:27    Post subject:  

Not sure what you're looking for here. I attached the pupscan output I get from clicking on the "pci" button. (Actually, I was going to attach it, but I kept getting "extension nopt allowed" do I pasted it).
DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82440MX Host Bridge
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 7194 KERNEL MODULE: unknown


DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82440MX AC'97 Audio Controller
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 7195 KERNEL MODULE: snd-intel8x0


DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82440MX AC'97 Modem Controller
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 7196 KERNEL MODULE: slamr


DESCRIPTION: Silicon Motion, Inc. SM712 LynxEM+
VENDOR: 126f DEVICE: 0712 KERNEL MODULE: unknown
DESCRIPTION: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6812 CardBus Controller
VENDOR: 1217 DEVICE: 6872 KERNEL MODULE: unknown


DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82440MX ISA Bridge
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 7198 KERNEL MODULE: unknown


DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82440MX EIDE Controller
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 7199 KERNEL MODULE: unknown


DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82440MX USB Universal Host Controller
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 719a KERNEL MODULE: uhci-hcd


DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82440MX Power Management Controller
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 719b KERNEL MODULE: i2c-piix4

There's a pulldown for loaded modules. Nothing about pcmcia in there.

Also a button for usb. Didn't press it.

If this isn't what you wanted, let me know and I'll try to get it.

Also, I tried various acpi boot options (force, on, off). There is no effect. I get the same "no dmi year in bios, acpi=force required" message (in dmesg) even when I use acpi=force.

I tried booting with the card in and with the card out.

These are all suggestions I found in various posts.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Aitch


Joined: 04 Apr 2007
Posts: 6815
Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 18:41    Post subject:  

O2 Cardbus device .....is your pcmcia controller

see here, I believe Béèm has already suggested this yenta solution

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=196950&sid=f0f9f1b4bbdfcfefdf5f0838644ad702


see also tempestuous's comment here about restarting your card, which I suggested

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=28795&start=15


perhaps you will need to post your bootsysinit.log

Aitch
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Béèm


Joined: 21 Nov 2006
Posts: 11775
Location: Brussels IBM Thinkpad R40, 256MB, 20GB, WiFi ipw2100. Frugal Lin'N'Win

PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 19:51    Post subject:  

Type in the rxvt terminal
Code:
modprobe yenta_socket
and tell us what the outcome is.
_________________
Time savers:
Find packages in a snap and install using Puppy Package Manager (Menu).
Consult Wikka
Use peppyy's puppysearch
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mothraman

Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 20:49    Post subject:  

Thanks guys.

I tried this earlier but had to go out before I could post the results.

modprobe yenta_socket

power light comes on!

Connect (lower left of screen): clicked wlan0 "Puyppy was able to find a live network"

Wireless: gave my ssid and wep key (used profile autoconnect)

Test wlan0--screen flashes, nothing I can read.

DHCP--network configuration of wlan0 successful

Save profile, done.

The network icon at the bottom fo the screen "blinky"? says received none.

Seamonkey browser--can't finad any websites.

192.168.1.1--can't find router.

I'm going to try ndiswrapper next.

I'm making progress.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mothraman

Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug 2008, 06:17    Post subject: Solved: Puppy won't recognize pcmcia  

It appears that my problem now is with wep. I'll research that and see if I can solve it. If not, I'll start a new thread.

Thanks to all for your help.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 2 [16 Posts]   Goto page: 1, 2 Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Networking » Wireless
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0589s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0109s) ][ GZIP on ]