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    wireless PCMCIA CARD, kernel 2.6.12 and LSPCI - help!


    I can't see my linksys wireless PCMCIA card when I run the lspci command. Someone please help!..

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    Linux User Krendoshazin's Avatar
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    Are you sure that the pcmcia slot is actually being recognised, there's currently an issue with certain pcmcia controllers refusing to apply power to the socket when asked to. If this is the case then the os wouldn't be able to tell if there was a card in there or not, resulting in this.

    You can be sure by trying another pcmcia card, if you have one, and seeing if that works, from this we might be able to work out a solution.

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    during boot time I see:

    STARTING PCMCIA SERVICES:
    cardmgr[1315]: watching 1 socket.

    The power light on the card then lights up.

    so the card is detected by the OS.

    but runing ndiswrapper -l

    shows:

    lsbcmnds driver present

    whereas I guess I should see h/w present, however I don't think that will happen until I can see the card in LSPCI


    cheers

    i'll try a dell truemobile card 802.11b and let you know if it sees that.

    cheers

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    the dell truemobile wireless isn't detected either

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    Ok, so we can safetly say that the port itself is at fault. What happens if you do 'sh /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia start' as root, does it give you any errors? show the whole output once you get it, also what kind of port is it, lspci should give you at least some information about the bridge

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    lspci should give you at least some information about the bridge
    thats where the problem lied Krendoshazin!

    I solved it by manually setting the settings on the bridges PCI slot after looking at the following post:


    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...73#post1709773


    lspci now shows my card and everything is fine!

    THANKS for your help , and thanks for everyone elses time!

    Cheers

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