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greetings forum, i have tried several distros on my sony notebook, mandriva 09, suse 11.1, and ubuntu. they all seem to have the same problem. the atheros pci card shows ...
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    madwifi lost


    greetings forum,
    i have tried several distros on my sony notebook, mandriva 09, suse 11.1, and ubuntu. they all seem to have the same problem. the atheros pci card shows in lspci and i can get it working. then it falls of the radar scope and is never seen again. this happens with ath5k and ath_pci. right now i have mandriva 09 installed, any ideas on how to get the card recognized permanently. i also tried pclinxos 09 but it had issues with the touch pad and choppy sound, mepis8 had issues with playing dvds.
    i should add, as a last resort i loaded win xp home. when i loaded the driver from the cd the card worked, but on the next boot the card did not work and i had to load the driver again. so on and so on. maybe it is an issue with the notebook itself?

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    It could be that there is an on/off switch for the wireless.

    I need more detailed info before I can offer any further help, Please read the post linked to below, and provide the information that it describes how to find.

    Wireless Setup - Start Here
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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    lspci -nn

    02:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset [1260:3872] (rev 01)
    02:05.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c475 [1180:0475] (rev b
    02:05.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C551 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0551]
    02:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller [8086:1031] (rev 42)
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212/AR5213 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor [168c:0013] (rev 01)

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    dmesg

    dave@localhost ~]$ dmesg
    Linux version 2.6.27.19-desktop-1mnb (qateam@titan.mandriva.com) (gcc version 4.3.2 (GCC) ) #1 SMP Wed Mar 4 23:59:13 EST 2009
    BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009e800 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 000000000009e800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000000d8000 - 00000000000e0000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000000e4000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000003fef0000 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 000000003fef0000 - 000000003feff000 (ACPI data)
    BIOS-e820: 000000003feff000 - 000000003ff00000 (ACPI NVS)
    BIOS-e820: 000000003ff00000 - 000000003ff80000 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 000000003ff80000 - 0000000040000000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000ff800000 - 00000000ffc00000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
    DMI present.
    Phoenix BIOS detected: BIOS may corrupt low RAM, working it around.
    last_pfn = 0x3ff80 max_arch_pfn = 0x100000
    x86 PAT enabled: cpu 0, old 0x7040600070406, new 0x7010600070106
    kernel direct mapping tables up to 38000000 @ 10000-15000
    RAMDISK: 37c63000 - 37fef8e2
    ACPI: RSDP 000F73D0, 0014 (r0 PTLTD )
    ACPI: RSDT 3FEFB275, 0034 (r1 SONY B2 20021219 PTL 0)
    ACPI: FACP 3FEFED8B, 0084 (r2 SONY B2 20021219 PTL 1000050)
    ACPI: DSDT 3FEFB2A9, 3AE2 (r1 SONY B2 20021219 PTL 100000D)
    ACPI: FACS 3FEFFFC0, 0040
    ACPI: BOOT 3FEFEE0F, 0028 (r1 SONY B2 20021219 PTL 1)
    ACPI: SSDT 3FEFEE37, 00E7 (r1 SONY B2 20021219 PTL 1)
    ACPI: SSDT 3FEFEF1E, 00E2 (r1 SONY B2 20021219 PTL 1)
    ACPI: DMI detected: Sony
    127MB HIGHMEM available.
    896MB LOWMEM available.
    mapped low ram: 0 - 38000000
    low ram: 00000000 - 38000000
    bootmap 00011000 - 00018000
    (9 early reservations) ==> bootmem [0000000000 - 0038000000]
    #0 [0000000000 - 0000001000] BIOS data page ==> [0000000000 - 0000001000]
    #1 [0000001000 - 0000002000] EX TRAMPOLINE ==> [0000001000 - 0000002000]
    #2 [0000006000 - 0000007000] TRAMPOLINE ==> [0000006000 - 0000007000]
    #3 [0000100000 - 00005927c0] TEXT DATA BSS ==> [0000100000 - 00005927c0]
    #4 [0037c63000 - 0037fef8e2] RAMDISK ==> [0037c63000 - 0037fef8e2]
    #5 [0000593000 - 0000596000] INIT_PG_TABLE ==> [0000593000 - 0000596000]
    #6 [000009e800 - 0000100000] BIOS reserved ==> [000009e800 - 0000100000]
    #7 [0000010000 - 0000011000] PGTABLE ==> [0000010000 - 0000011000]
    #8 [0000011000 - 0000018000] BOOTMAP ==> [0000011000 - 0000018000]
    Zone PFN ranges:
    DMA 0x00000010 -> 0x00001000
    Normal 0x00001000 -> 0x00038000
    HighMem 0x00038000 -> 0x0003ff80
    Movable zone start PFN for each node
    early_node_map[3] active PFN ranges
    0: 0x00000010 -> 0x0000009e
    0: 0x00000100 -> 0x0003fef0
    0: 0x0003ff00 -> 0x0003ff80
    On node 0 totalpages: 261886
    free_area_init_node: node 0, pgdat c049d080, node_mem_map c1000200
    DMA zone: 3950 pages, LIFO batch:0
    Normal zone: 223520 pages, LIFO batch:31
    HighMem zone: 32369 pages, LIFO batch:7
    ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x1008
    SMP: Allowing 1 CPUs, 0 hotplug CPUs
    Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"
    mapped APIC to ffffb000 (01804000)
    PM: Registered nosave memory: 000000000009e000 - 000000000009f000
    PM: Registered nosave memory: 000000000009f000 - 00000000000a0000
    PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000000a0000 - 00000000000d8000
    PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000000d8000 - 00000000000e0000
    PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000000e0000 - 00000000000e4000
    PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000000e4000 - 0000000000100000
    Allocating PCI resources starting at 50000000 (gap: 40000000:bf800000)
    PERCPU: Allocating 40988 bytes of per cpu data
    NR_CPUS: 32, nr_cpu_ids: 1, nr_node_ids 1
    Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on. Total pages: 259839
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=bffd540e-b36e-4f62-90d1-5f0f7ba24c77 resume=UUID=6f93ccf7-4910-43ca-8a08-2c8887990bcc splash=silent vga=788
    Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
    Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
    Initializing CPU#0
    PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 16384 bytes)
    TSC: PIT calibration confirmed by PMTIMER.
    TSC: using PIT calibration value
    Detected 1193.093 MHz processor.
    Console: colour dummy device 80x25
    console [tty0] enabled
    Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
    Memory: 1029868k/1048064k available (2586k kernel code, 17404k reserved, 1204k data, 364k init, 130496k highmem)
    virtual kernel memory layout:
    fixmap : 0xffe18000 - 0xfffff000 (1948 kB)
    pkmap : 0xff800000 - 0xffc00000 (4096 kB)
    vmalloc : 0xf8800000 - 0xff7fe000 ( 111 MB)
    lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xf8000000 ( 896 MB)
    .init : 0xc04ba000 - 0xc0515000 ( 364 kB)
    .data : 0xc0386866 - 0xc04b3a00 (1204 kB)
    .text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc0386866 (2586 kB)
    Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode...Ok.
    CPA: page pool initialized 1 of 1 pages preallocated
    SLUB: Genslabs=12, HWalign=128, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, Nodes=1
    Calibrating delay loop (skipped), value calculated using timer frequency.. 2386.18 BogoMIPS (lpj=1193093)
    Security Framework initialized
    AppArmor: AppArmor disabled by boottime parameter
    Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
    Hook version: 2.6.27-2.3 2008/08/29
    CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 8K
    CPU: L2 cache: 512K
    CPU: Hyper-Threading is disabled
    Intel machine check architecture supported.
    Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
    CPU0: Intel P4/Xeon Extended MCE MSRs (12) available
    CPU0: Thermal monitoring enabled
    Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
    SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
    Freeing SMP alternatives: 12k freed
    Early unpacking initramfs... done
    Freeing initrd memory: 3634k freed
    ACPI: Core revision 20080609
    ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initramfs... error, file /DSDT.aml not found.
    weird, boot CPU (#0) not listedby the BIOS.
    SMP motherboard not detected.
    Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
    SMP disabled
    Brought up 1 CPUs
    Total of 1 processors activated (2386.18 BogoMIPS).
    CPU0 attaching NULL sched-domain.
    net_namespace: 840 bytes
    Booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware
    NET: Registered protocol family 16
    ACPI: bus type pci registered
    PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd9ca, last bus=2
    PCI: Using configuration type 1 for base access
    ACPI: EC: Look up EC in DSDT
    ACPI: Interpreter enabled
    ACPI: (supports S0 S3 S4 S5)
    ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
    ACPI: EC: non-query interrupt received, switching to interrupt mode
    ACPI: EC: GPE = 0x1c, I/O: command/status = 0x66, data = 0x62
    ACPI: EC: driver started in interrupt mode
    ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
    PCI: 0000:00:00.0 reg 10 32bit mmio: [ec000000, efffffff]
    PCI: 0000:00:1d.0 reg 20 io port: [1800, 181f]
    PCI: 0000:00:1d.1 reg 20 io port: [1820, 183f]
    PCI: 0000:00:1d.2 reg 20 io port: [1840, 185f]
    HPET not enabled in BIOS. You might try hpet=force boot option
    pci 0000:00:1f.0: quirk: region 1000-107f claimed by ICH4 ACPI/GPIO/TCO
    pci 0000:00:1f.0: quirk: region 1180-11bf claimed by ICH4 GPIO
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.1 reg 10 io port: [1f0, 1f7]
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.1 reg 14 io port: [3f4, 3f7]
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.1 reg 18 io port: [170, 177]
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.1 reg 1c io port: [374, 377]
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.1 reg 20 io port: [1860, 186f]
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.1 reg 24 32bit mmio: [e8000000, e80003ff]
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.3 reg 20 io port: [1880, 189f]
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.5 reg 10 io port: [1c00, 1cff]
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.5 reg 14 io port: [18c0, 18ff]
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.6 reg 10 io port: [2400, 24ff]
    PCI: 0000:00:1f.6 reg 14 io port: [2000, 207f]
    PCI: 0000:01:00.0 reg 10 32bit mmio: [f0000000, f7ffffff]
    PCI: 0000:01:00.0 reg 14 io port: [3000, 30ff]
    PCI: 0000:01:00.0 reg 18 32bit mmio: [e8100000, e810ffff]
    PCI: 0000:01:00.0 reg 30 32bit mmio: [0, 1ffff]
    pci 0000:01:00.0: supports D1
    pci 0000:01:00.0: supports D2
    PCI: bridge 0000:00:01.0 io port: [3000, 3fff]
    PCI: bridge 0000:00:01.0 32bit mmio: [e8100000, e81fffff]
    PCI: bridge 0000:00:01.0 32bit mmio pref: [f0000000, f7ffffff]
    PCI: 0000:02:02.0 reg 10 32bit mmio: [f8000000, f8000fff]
    pci 0000:02:02.0: supports D1
    pci 0000:02:02.0: supports D2
    pci 0000:02:02.0: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot
    pci 0000:02:02.0: PME# disabled
    PCI: 0000:02:05.0 reg 10 32bit mmio: [0, fff]
    pci 0000:02:05.0: supports D1
    pci 0000:02:05.0: supports D2
    pci 0000:02:05.0: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
    pci 0000:02:05.0: PME# disabled
    PCI: 0000:02:05.1 reg 10 32bit mmio: [e8201000, e82017ff]
    pci 0000:02:05.1: PME# supported from D0 D3hot D3cold
    pci 0000:02:05.1: PME# disabled
    PCI: 0000:02:08.0 reg 10 32bit mmio: [e8200000, e8200fff]
    PCI: 0000:02:08.0 reg 14 io port: [4000, 403f]
    pci 0000:02:08.0: supports D1
    pci 0000:02:08.0: supports D2
    pci 0000:02:08.0: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
    pci 0000:02:08.0: PME# disabled
    pci 0000:00:1e.0: transparent bridge
    PCI: bridge 0000:00:1e.0 io port: [4000, 4fff]
    PCI: bridge 0000:00:1e.0 32bit mmio: [e8200000, e82fffff]
    PCI: bridge 0000:00:1e.0 32bit mmio pref: [f8000000, f80fffff]
    bus 00 -> node 0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.AGP_._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.HUB_._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs *9)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 9) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 9) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs *9)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs *9)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 9) *0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 9) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 9) *0, disabled.
    Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
    pnp: PnP ACPI init
    ACPI: bus type pnp registered
    pnp: PnP ACPI: found 9 devices
    ACPI: ACPI bus type pnp unregistered
    PnPBIOS: Disabled
    PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
    NetLabel: Initializing
    NetLabel: domain hash size = 128
    NetLabel: protocols = UNLABELED CIPSOv4
    NetLabel: unlabeled traffic allowed by default
    ACPI: RTC can wake from S4
    system 00:01: ioport range 0x1000-0x107f has been reserved
    system 00:01: ioport range 0x1180-0x11bf has been reserved
    system 00:01: ioport range 0x600-0x60f has been reserved
    system 00:01: ioport range 0x4d0-0x4d1 has been reserved
    system 00:01: ioport range 0xfe00-0xfe01 has been reserved
    system 00:01: ioport range 0xfe10-0xfe17 has been reserved
    system 00:01: iomem range 0xfebffc00-0xfebfffff has been reserved
    system 00:01: iomem range 0xff800000-0xffffffff could not be reserved
    pci 0000:00:01.0: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:01
    pci 0000:00:01.0: IO window: 0x3000-0x3fff
    pci 0000:00:01.0: MEM window: 0xe8100000-0xe81fffff
    pci 0000:00:01.0: PREFETCH window: 0x000000f0000000-0x000000f7ffffff
    pci 0000:02:05.0: CardBus bridge, secondary bus 0000:03
    pci 0000:02:05.0: IO window: 0x004400-0x0044ff
    pci 0000:02:05.0: IO window: 0x004800-0x0048ff
    pci 0000:02:05.0: PREFETCH window: 0x50000000-0x53ffffff
    pci 0000:02:05.0: MEM window: 0x54000000-0x57ffffff
    pci 0000:00:1e.0: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:02
    pci 0000:00:1e.0: IO window: 0x4000-0x4fff
    pci 0000:00:1e.0: MEM window: 0xe8200000-0xe82fffff
    pci 0000:00:1e.0: PREFETCH window: 0x000000f8000000-0x000000f80fffff
    pci 0000:00:1e.0: setting latency timer to 64
    pci 0000:02:05.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] enabled at IRQ 9
    PCI: setting IRQ 9 as level-triggered
    pci 0000:02:05.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKF] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    bus: 00 index 0 io port: [0, ffff]
    bus: 00 index 1 mmio: [0, ffffffffffffffff]
    bus: 01 index 0 io port: [3000, 3fff]
    bus: 01 index 1 mmio: [e8100000, e81fffff]
    bus: 01 index 2 mmio: [f0000000, f7ffffff]
    bus: 01 index 3 mmio: [0, 0]
    bus: 02 index 0 io port: [4000, 4fff]
    bus: 02 index 1 mmio: [e8200000, e82fffff]
    bus: 02 index 2 mmio: [f8000000, f80fffff]
    bus: 02 index 3 io port: [0, ffff]
    bus: 02 index 4 mmio: [0, ffffffffffffffff]
    bus: 03 index 0 io port: [4400, 44ff]
    bus: 03 index 1 io port: [4800, 48ff]
    bus: 03 index 2 mmio: [50000000, 53ffffff]
    bus: 03 index 3 mmio: [54000000, 57ffffff]
    NET: Registered protocol family 2
    IP route cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
    TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
    TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)
    TCP reno registered
    NET: Registered protocol family 1
    Simple Boot Flag at 0x37 set to 0x1
    apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
    apm: overridden by ACPI.
    audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
    type=2000 audit(1237586000.460:1): initialized
    highmem bounce pool size: 64 pages
    HugeTLB registered 4 MB page size, pre-allocated 0 pages
    VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
    Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
    msgmni has been set to 1764
    Block layer SCSI generic (bsg) driver version 0.4 loaded (major 253)
    io scheduler noop registered
    io scheduler anticipatory registered
    io scheduler deadline registered
    io scheduler cfq registered (default)
    pci 0000:01:00.0: Boot video device
    pci 0000:02:08.0: Firmware left e100 interrupts enabled; disabling
    vesafb: framebuffer at 0xf0000000, mapped to 0xf8880000, using 1875k, total 16384k
    vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=16
    vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:5281
    vesafb: pmi: set display start = c00c5315, set palette = c00c5361
    vesafb: pmi: ports = 3010 3016 3054 3038 303c 305c 3000 3004 30b0 30b2 30b4
    vesafb: scrolling: redraw
    vesafb: Truecolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
    Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 100x37
    fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
    isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
    isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
    Serial: 8250/16550 driver4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 9
    serial 0000:00:1f.6: PCI INT B -> Link[LNKB] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    serial 0000:00:1f.6: PCI INT B disabled
    brd: module loaded
    PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:KBC,PNP0f13:MOUE] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
    serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
    serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
    cpuidle: using governor ladder
    cpuidle: using governor menu
    TCP cubic registered
    Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
    registered taskstats version 1
    BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 364k freed
    input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0
    Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 0
    input: PS/2 Mouse as /class/input/input1
    input: AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint as /class/input/input2
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
    usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
    usbcore: registered new device driver usb
    ohci_hcd: 2006 August 04 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
    USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 9
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKA] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: setting latency timer to 64
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: irq 9, io base 0x00001800
    usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
    usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
    usb usb1: Product: UHCI Host Controller
    usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.27.19-desktop-1mnb uhci_hcd
    usb usb1: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 9
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: PCI INT B -> Link[LNKD] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: setting latency timer to 64
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: irq 9, io base 0x00001820
    usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    usb usb2: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
    usb usb2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
    usb usb2: Product: UHCI Host Controller
    usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.27.19-desktop-1mnb uhci_hcd
    usb usb2: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.1
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 9
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: PCI INT C -> Link[LNKC] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: setting latency timer to 64
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: irq 9, io base 0x00001840
    usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    usb usb3: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
    usb usb3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
    usb usb3: Product: UHCI Host Controller
    usb usb3: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.27.19-desktop-1mnb uhci_hcd
    usb usb3: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.2
    usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=054c, idProduct=0069
    usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
    usb 3-1: Product: USB Memory Stick Slot
    usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Sony
    SCSI subsystem initialized
    Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
    No dock devices found.
    libata version 3.00 loaded.
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.1: version 2.12
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.1: enabling device (0005 -> 0007)
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.1: can't derive routing for PCI INT A
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.1: setting latency timer to 64
    scsi0 : ata_piix
    scsi1 : ata_piix
    ata1: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0x1860 irq 14
    ata2: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0x1868 irq 15
    ata1.00: ATA-6: HTS541060G9AT00, MB3VA60A, max UDMA/100
    ata1.00: 117210240 sectors, multi 16: LBA48
    ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
    ata2.01: NODEV after polling detection
    ata2.00: ATAPI: UJDA755 DVD/CDRW, 1.01, max UDMA/33
    ata2.00: configured for UDMA/33
    scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA HTS541060G9AT00 MB3V PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 117210240 512-byte hardware sectors (60012 MB)
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 117210240 512-byte hardware sectors (60012 MB)
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
    sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 sda6 >
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
    scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM MATSHITA UJDA755 DVD/CDRW 1.01 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] enabled at IRQ 9
    ohci1394 0000:02:05.1: PCI INT B -> Link[LNKG] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[9] MMIO=[e8201000-e82017ff] Max Packet=[2048] IR/IT contexts=[4/4]
    ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[08004603015d7c91]
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    TomoyoLinux Mandatory Access Control disabled by default.
    You need to install ccs-tools if you want to enable it.
    Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
    scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
    USB Mass Storage support registered.
    usb-storage: device found at 2
    usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2] C3[C3])
    processor ACPI0007:00: registered as cooling_device0
    ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling states)
    Linux agpgart interface v0.103
    pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
    sony-laptop: Sony Programmable IO Control Driver v0.6.
    sony-laptop: detected Type2 model
    input: Lid Switch as /class/input/input3
    ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
    input: Power Button (CM) as /class/input/input4
    ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]
    input: Sony Vaio Keys as /class/input/input5
    input: Sony Vaio Jogdial as /class/input/input6
    agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel 845G Chipset
    agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xec000000
    shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
    ACPI: AC Adapter [ACAD] (off-line)
    thermal LNXTHERM:01: registered as thermal_zone0
    ACPI: Thermal Zone [ATF0] (32 C)
    ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT1] (battery present)
    sony-laptop: Sony Notebook Control Driver v0.6.
    iTCO_vendor_support: vendor-support=0
    iTCO_wdt: Intel TCO WatchDog Timer Driver v1.03 (30-Apr-200
    iTCO_wdt: failed to reset NO_REBOOT flag, reboot disabled by hardware
    iTCO_wdt: No card detected
    eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker
    eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.36 $ 2000/11/17 Modified by Andrey V. Savochkin <saw@saw.sw.com.sg> and others
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] enabled at IRQ 9
    eepro100 0000:02:08.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKE] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    eth0: 0000:02:08.0, 08:00:46:9a:07:76, IRQ 9.
    Board assembly 000000-000, Physical connectors present: RJ45
    Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
    General self-test: passed.
    Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
    Internal registers self-test: passed.
    ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x04f4518b).
    sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
    scsi 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5
    ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
    Driver 'sr' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
    sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
    Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
    sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
    Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:02:05.0 [104d:8138]
    rtc_cmos 00:04: rtc core: registered rtc_cmos as rtc0
    rtc0: alarms up to one month, y3k
    e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.5.23-k4-NAPI
    e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation
    input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input7
    Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0cb8, PCI irq 9
    Socket status: 30000820
    Yenta: Raising subordinate bus# of parent bus (#02) from #02 to #06
    pcmcia: parent PCI bridge I/O window: 0x4000 - 0x4fff
    cs: IO port probe 0x4000-0x4fff: clean.
    pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xe8200000 - 0xe82fffff
    pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xf8000000 - 0xf80fffff
    hostap_pci 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKC] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    hostap_pci: Registered netdevice wifi0
    wifi0: Original COR value: 0x0
    prism2_hw_init: initialized in 201 ms
    wifi0: NIC: id=0x8022 v1.0.0
    wifi0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.1.1
    wifi0: STA: id=0x1f v1.5.6
    wifi0: Intersil Prism2.5 PCI: mem=0xf8000000, irq=9
    wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
    i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.3: PCI INT B -> Link[LNKB] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    orinoco 0.15 (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, et al)
    orinoco_pci 0.15 (Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au> & Jean Tourrilhes <jt@hpl.hp.com>)
    scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access Sony MSC-U03 2.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    usb-storage: device scan complete
    pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 0
    PCI: 0000:03:00.0 reg 10 32bit mmio: [0, ffff]
    Intel ICH Modem 0000:00:1f.6: PCI INT B -> Link[LNKB] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    Intel ICH Modem 0000:00:1f.6: setting latency timer to 64
    MC'97 1 converters and GPIO not ready (0xff00)
    Intel ICH 0000:00:1f.5: PCI INT B -> Link[LNKB] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    Intel ICH 0000:00:1f.5: setting latency timer to 64
    cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
    Marking TSC unstable due to TSC halts in idle
    intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 50891 usecs
    intel8x0: clocking to 48000
    ath5k_pci 0000:03:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
    ath5k_pci 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKF] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    ath5k_pci 0000:03:00.0: registered as 'phy0'
    phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
    ath5k phy0: Atheros AR2414 chip found (MAC: 0x79, PHY: 0x45)
    Non-volatile memory driver v1.2
    Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = 138146761 ns)
    device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
    device-mapper: ioctl: 4.14.0-ioctl (2008-04-23) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
    EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on sda6, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    loop: module loaded
    Adding 4088500k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:4088500k
    ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
    Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30.
    nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (16384 buckets, 65536 max)
    CONFIG_NF_CT_ACCT is deprecated and will be removed soon. Plase use
    nf_conntrack.acct=1 kernel paramater, acct=1 nf_conntrack module option or
    sysctl net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_acct=1 to enable it.
    ctnetlink v0.93: registering with nfnetlink.
    ClusterIP Version 0.8 loaded successfully
    netfilter PSD loaded - (c) astaro AG
    IFWLOG: register target
    usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
    usbhid: v2.6:USB HID core driver
    NET: Registered protocol family 10
    lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
    pci 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKA] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
    [drm] Initialized radeon 1.29.0 20080528 on minor 0
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan1: link is not ready
    wlan1: authenticate with AP 00:1a:70:4c:be:e2
    wlan1: authenticated
    wlan1: associate with AP 00:1a:70:4c:be:e2
    wlan1: RX AssocResp from 00:1a:70:4c:be:e2 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=4)
    wlan1: associated
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan1: link becomes ready
    agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: AGP 2.0 bridge
    agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: putting AGP V2 device into 4x mode
    pci 0000:01:00.0: putting AGP V2 device into 4x mode
    [drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
    [drm] Loading R100 Microcode
    [drm] writeback test succeeded in 1 usecs
    NET: Registered protocol family 17
    wlan1: no IPv6 routers present
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    usb 2-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    input: PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE as /class/input/input8
    input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [PIXART USB OPTICAL MOUSE] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-1
    usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=093a, idProduct=2510
    usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
    usb 2-1: Product: USB OPTICAL MOUSE
    usb 2-1: Manufacturer: PIXART
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    Scan result translation succeeded (length=0)
    [dave@localhost ~]$

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    uname -r

    2.6.2.7.19-desktop-1mnb

    as you can see, the atheros card is back and working but based on past behaviour it will disappear and not show up in the lspci file in the not to distant future. the prism 2.5 is a built in and seems not to work with encrypted networks.

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    lsmod

    [root@localhost dave]# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    af_packet 21376 2
    radeon 142496 3
    drm 76200 4 radeon
    ipv6 251044 10
    usbhid 50240 0
    ff_memless 8712 1 usbhid
    ipt_IFWLOG 6788 2
    ipt_psd 47752 1
    ip_set_iptree 10376 2
    iptable_raw 6144 0
    xt_comment 5504 0
    xt_policy 6912 0
    ipt_ULOG 11044 0
    ipt_TTL 5888 0
    ipt_ttl 5504 0
    ipt_set 5888 2
    ipt_REJECT 6912 4
    ipt_REDIRECT 5760 0
    ipt_recent 11804 0
    ipt_NETMAP 5760 0
    ipt_MASQUERADE 6784 0
    ipt_LOG 9476 12
    ipt_ECN 6400 0
    ipt_ecn 5888 0
    ipt_CLUSTERIP 10628 0
    ipt_ah 5632 0
    ipt_addrtype 6400 4
    nf_nat_tftp 5504 0
    nf_nat_snmp_basic 12808 0
    nf_nat_sip 10880 0
    nf_nat_pptp 6912 0
    nf_nat_proto_gre 6148 1 nf_nat_pptp
    nf_nat_irc 6016 0
    nf_nat_h323 10240 0
    nf_nat_ftp 6656 0
    nf_nat_amanda 5760 0
    ts_kmp 6272 5
    nf_conntrack_amanda 7680 1 nf_nat_amanda
    nf_conntrack_tftp 8084 1 nf_nat_tftp
    nf_conntrack_sip 20756 1 nf_nat_sip
    nf_conntrack_proto_sctp 12168 0
    nf_conntrack_pptp 9476 1 nf_nat_pptp
    nf_conntrack_proto_gre 8576 1 nf_conntrack_pptp
    nf_conntrack_netlink 19840 0
    nf_conntrack_netbios_ns 6400 0
    nf_conntrack_irc 8996 1 nf_nat_irc
    nf_conntrack_h323 51144 1 nf_nat_h323
    nf_conntrack_ftp 11428 1 nf_nat_ftp
    ip_set_portmap 8064 0
    ip_set_macipmap 7940 0
    ip_set_ipmap 8064 0
    ip_set_iphash 10500 0
    ip_set 21532 11 ip_set_iptree,ipt_set,ip_set_portmap,ip_set_macipm ap,ip_set_ipmap,ip_set_iphash
    xt_tcpmss 5888 0
    xt_pkttype 5632 0
    xt_physdev 6416 0
    xt_owner 6656 0
    xt_NFQUEUE 5760 0
    xt_NFLOG 5760 0
    xt_multiport 7168 4
    xt_MARK 6272 0
    xt_mark 5888 0
    xt_mac 5632 0
    xt_limit 6148 0
    xt_length 5632 0
    xt_iprange 6400 0
    xt_helper 6016 0
    xt_hashlimit 14096 0
    xt_DSCP 7040 0
    xt_dscp 6400 0
    xt_dccp 6792 0
    xt_conntrack 7808 0
    xt_CONNMARK 7040 0
    xt_connmark 6400 0
    xt_CLASSIFY 5632 0
    xt_tcpudp 6912 11
    xt_state 6016 24
    iptable_nat 9480 0
    nf_nat 19736 13 ipt_REDIRECT,ipt_NETMAP,ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_nat_tftp ,nf_nat_sip,nf_nat_pptp,nf_nat_proto_gre,nf_nat_ir c,nf_nat_h323,nf_nat_ftp,nf_nat_amanda,nf_conntrac k_netlink,iptable_nat
    nf_conntrack_ipv4 17676 27 iptable_nat,nf_nat
    nf_conntrack 60128 29 ipt_MASQUERADE,ipt_CLUSTERIP,nf_nat_tftp,nf_nat_sn mp_basic,nf_nat_sip,nf_nat_pptp,nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ h323,nf_nat_ftp,nf_nat_amanda,nf_conntrack_amanda, nf_conntrack_tftp,nf_conntrack_sip,nf_conntrack_pr oto_sctp,nf_conntrack_pptp,nf_conntrack_proto_gre, nf_conntrack_netlink,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_co nntrack_irc,nf_conntrack_h323,nf_conntrack_ftp,xt_ helper,xt_conntrack,xt_CONNMARK,xt_connmark,xt_sta te,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4
    iptable_mangle 6784 1
    nfnetlink 7448 1 nf_conntrack_netlink
    iptable_filter 6656 1
    ip_tables 15376 4 iptable_raw,iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_fil ter
    x_tables 16516 45 ipt_IFWLOG,ipt_psd,xt_comment,xt_policy,ipt_ULOG,i pt_TTL,ipt_ttl,ipt_set,ipt_REJECT,ipt_REDIRECT,ipt _recent,ipt_NETMAP,ipt_MASQUERADE,ipt_LOG,ipt_ECN, ipt_ecn,ipt_CLUSTERIP,ipt_ah,ipt_addrtype,xt_tcpms s,xt_pkttype,xt_physdev,xt_owner,xt_NFQUEUE,xt_NFL OG,xt_multiport,xt_MARK,xt_mark,xt_mac,xt_limit,xt _length,xt_iprange,xt_helper,xt_hashlimit,xt_DSCP, xt_dscp,xt_dccp,xt_conntrack,xt_CONNMARK,xt_connma rk,xt_CLASSIFY,xt_tcpudp,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_t ables
    binfmt_misc 12424 1
    loop 18316 0
    dm_mirror 22400 0
    dm_log 13060 1 dm_mirror
    dm_mod 55112 2 dm_mirror,dm_log
    cpufreq_ondemand 10636 0
    cpufreq_conservative 10248 0
    cpufreq_powersave 5632 1
    speedstep_ich 7568 0
    speedstep_lib 8324 1 speedstep_ich
    freq_table 7680 2 cpufreq_ondemand,speedstep_ich
    nvram 11660 0
    arc4 5760 2
    ecb 6656 2
    crypto_blkcipher 19460 1 ecb
    ath5k 102144 0
    mac80211 157212 1 ath5k
    led_class 7556 1 ath5k
    cfg80211 27144 2 ath5k,mac80211
    snd_intel8x0 33308 3
    snd_intel8x0m 17676 0
    pcmcia 37036 0
    snd_ac97_codec 105252 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m
    ac97_bus 5632 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_seq_dummy 6660 0
    snd_seq_oss 33664 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 10240 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 51312 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device 10252 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    orinoco_pci 8832 0
    snd_pcm_oss 41632 0
    orinoco 42900 1 orinoco_pci
    snd_pcm 72964 4 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_ oss
    hermes 10112 2 orinoco_pci,orinoco
    snd_timer 23816 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_mixer_oss 18304 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd 52772 16 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_ oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer,snd_mixer_oss
    i2c_i801 12816 0
    soundcore 10080 1 snd
    hostap_pci 53264 0
    snd_page_alloc 11784 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm
    pcspkr 6400 0
    e100 36492 0
    rtc_cmos 13472 0
    yenta_socket 27276 2
    i2c_core 24212 1 i2c_i801
    sr_mod 18884 0
    rsrc_nonstatic 15104 1 yenta_socket
    hostap 106116 1 hostap_pci
    pcmcia_core 35348 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    ieee80211_crypt 8580 1 hostap
    sg 34736 0
    eepro100 32016 0
    iTCO_wdt 14368 0
    mii 8576 2 e100,eepro100
    iTCO_vendor_support 7044 1 iTCO_wdt
    battery 14212 0
    ac 8068 0
    shpchp 33684 0
    intel_agp 29764 1
    thermal 19228 0
    button 10000 0
    sony_laptop 30912 0
    pci_hotplug 29216 1 shpchp
    agpgart 32840 2 drm,intel_agp
    processor 37420 2 thermal
    evdev 13216 6
    joydev 13888 0
    usb_storage 109380 0
    sbp2 24460 0
    ohci1394 32944 0
    ieee1394 82116 2 sbp2,ohci1394
    ahci 32396 0
    ata_piix 20356 3
    libata 155808 2 ahci,ata_piix
    dock 11792 1 libata
    sd_mod 37656 4
    scsi_mod 138188 6 sr_mod,sg,usb_storage,sbp2,libata,sd_mod
    crc_t10dif 5760 1 sd_mod
    ext3 128136 2
    jbd 47124 1 ext3
    uhci_hcd 26128 0
    ohci_hcd 27280 0
    ehci_hcd 38412 0
    usbcore 137968 6 usbhid,usb_storage,uhci_hcd,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    [root@localhost dave]#

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    Thank you for the detailed info.

    I take it that this is a PCMCIA card. And it will sometimes not be detected at boot? This happens no matter what Linux distro you try?

    Have you tried just removing it and re-inserting it? You should be able to do this "Live", without rebooting. Maybe the contacts are dirty, on the card and/or the slot.

    You could also check for any pcmcia settings in the BIOS, although I don't know what to look for.
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    thats a good point on the contacts, i have had it come back on by replugging the card but it does not always work. this notebook came to me via a inlaw in rough shape. it needed both a hard and cd drive. i can not get at the bios as it is blocked by a password long forgotten, that is stored on a motherboard chip. any chance to get the prism 2.5 working with encrypted networks? thanks for your insights.

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    My info says the Prism only supports b wireless, which doesn't support encryption.

    As for the password, this looks to be a Sony. You may be able to reset the password by entering the last seven digits of the serial number. If that won't work, try this number. It is suppose to be some kind of master password.

    7772805

    If your worried that I am giving some kind of secret information, I got the code by Googling "sony bios password".

    If you want to attempt to clean the slot contacts, I would do this. Remove the power supply and battery. Then press and hold the power button for a few seconds (5). This discharges the system capacitors. Spray contact cleaner in the slot, while holding it with the slot facing down. This way the contact cleaner will run out of the slot, instead of into the inside of the laptop. Let it dry, overnight if possible.

    Do the same for the contacts on the card.
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    i have tried a bunch of bios passwords via google to no avail. i guess the prism should cover me for travel, but i will give the contact cleaner a try.. thanks once more the good advice.
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