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slackware 10.0, stock 2.4.26, a21m thinkpad, cnet cwc-854 nic, i know the card works in xp i'm trying to go wireless and lspci is not finding anything in the slot ...
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    what screen message, log file, whatever, tells how pcmcia service was started/loaded


    slackware 10.0, stock 2.4.26, a21m thinkpad, cnet cwc-854 nic, i know the card works in xp

    i'm trying to go wireless and lspci is not finding anything in the slot when something is in it, slot beeps when i eject the card

    diagnostic diskette sees something in the slot when the card is in the slot and doesnt see anything when the slot is empty, so it seems like the slot might be working

    i'm thinking whatever pcmcia stuff loads when the system comes up is not loading successfully but i dont know what to look for

    thank you

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    type 'dmesg | less' and see if you see any entries about pcmcia


    if the pcmcia service is not running you can enable it like so

    chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia
    /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia start (or you can just reboot)

    hope this helps

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    /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia start
    Starting PCMCIA services:
    cardmgr is already running.

    i did dmesg | less only pcmcia i could see was
    Databook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found.

    i tried cardctl ident it didnt respond until i physically ejected the card

    i do see at the end of dmesg, is this from cardctl ident?
    cs: socket d7628000 timed out during reset. Try increasing setup_delay.
    cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: excluding 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff
    cs: memory probe 0x60000000-0x60ffffff: excluding 0x60000000-0x60ffffff
    cs: warning: no high memory space available!
    cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: excluding 0xd0000-0xdffff
    cs: memory probe 0x0e0000-0x0effff: excluding 0xe0000-0xeffff
    cs: memory probe 0x0c0000-0x0cffff: excluding 0xc0000-0xcffff
    cs: memory probe 0x0f0000-0x0fffff: excluding 0xf0000-0xfffff
    cs: unable to map card memory!
    cs: unable to map card memory!

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    hmm those 'unable to map memory' errors dont look good, doesn't look like the driver supports the card or vice versa,

    maybe try 2.6?

    I havent played with pcmcia for years

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    found this page, cant find where to try it in slackware yet

    http://mail.iocaine.com/pipermail/ho...ay/002926.html

    says:

    in '/etc/sysconfig/pcmcia' file to:

    PCIC_OPTS="irq_mode=1 fast_pci=1 freq_bypass=0 cmd_time=3"

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