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I have just installed slackware 10 and tried to get my netgear wg511 card working. I got the latest 2.6 kernel from kernel.org and compiled it with yenta_socket and prism54 ...
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    wg511 causing machine lockup


    I have just installed slackware 10 and tried to get my netgear wg511 card working. I got the latest 2.6 kernel from kernel.org and compiled it with yenta_socket and prism54 as modules.

    When i reboot I get the following:
    Starting pcmcia services
    cardmgr[1979]: no sockets found!
    Activating hardware detection: /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug start

    The machine then locks up.

    If I put the yenta in as built in the machine starts up and cardmgr claims to be watching 2 sockets. A lsmod shows that the prism54 and firware_class modules are installed but the firware_class isn't used by anything. I have no lights on the card.

    The message in dmesg is:
    Loading prism54 driver, version 1.2
    PCI: Enabling device 0000:06:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
    ACPI: PCI interupt 0000:06:00.0[A]: no GSI
    eth0: could not install IRQ handler
    prism54: probe of 0000:06:00.0 failed with error -5

    I've found loads of references to prism54.org but the site is down so was hoping someone here could help.

    The machine is a Tosh tecra 8100 laptop.

    I have the pcmcia-cs package installed.

    I have the firmware in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/isl3890 the file is executable but i'm not sure if that is necessary or not. The agent is in /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent and is executable.

    can anyone help?

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    on my system, isl3890 is not executable.
    curious, but is your card made in china or taiwan?

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    Taiwan

    Also, i didn't metion, with yenta built in, if i remove the card then replace it the machine locks up.

    I've had it working under gentoo before putting slackware on.

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    well since you had it working on gentoo, it's the taiwan card, which is good.
    don't have the firmware executable, and try booting without it plugged in
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    Putting the card in when the machine is on causes it to freeze, full power off to reset it.

    I couldn't find any full install instructions so made it up from loads of bits I read around so I have a feeling i must be missing something small but don't know what.

    Have you seen any instructions which are not on prism54 so I could check my steps?

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    http://linuxforums.org/forum/topic-23875.html
    written for yoper, pretty much same procedure for slackware

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    I've followed all those already, the vanilla source has the prism54 built in so I missed the first bit out.

    The only bit I'm wondering about now is if the firmware I have is bad/wrong. As prism54.org is down I had to google for it then transfer it between machines on a floppy.

    Do you have any links to the firmware which isn't on prism54?

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    I've gone through the instructions in the README. I assume that the patching of the kernel is just to get the version of the drivers in the kernel up to date, as it is awkward to transfer files I've missed that bit. if it is necessary then I'll do it.

    running hotplug shows:
    dasd firmware ieee1394 input net pci scsi tape usb

    I guess that the firmware is the one that I am looking for.

    /sys is mounted

    cat'ing /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug shows /sbin/hotplug which does exist

    all the kernel settings mentioned are there.

    I am also after a copy of the firmware as that is the one that I'm not too sure about my copy of.

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    the readme will throw you off
    follow my guide
    i would give you link to the firmware, but yahoo won't let me upload it.

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