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  1. #1

    How do I know if my Orinoco card is working

    I am a newbie so please be patient with me.

    I plugged in my wireless Orinoco card in the PCMCIA slot.
    I have two questions:
    1. How do I know that my PCMCIA is working or detected by my linux
    2. How do I know that my PC card is also detected by Linux on boot.

    Here is the Linux distro

    [root@dhcp13 ~]# uname -a
    Linux 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:37:32 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    All the "uname -a " command does is gives the name of the kernel, not which distro you are using.
    Could you let us know which distro you are using?
    Each distro has it's own way of configuring things.
    If you want to learn more about linux take a linux journey
    Use CODE tags when posting output of commands. Thank you.

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    Sorry! I have a Fedora core 6. isn't this what is called distribution?
    If yes then it was mentioned in the "uname -a": 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6

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    Why can't I see my PCMCIA in /etc/sysconfig/

    I can't find my pcmcia in /etc/sysconfig/ but when I search in the "ps" I find it running!!!
    Can someone explain please. I have a Orinoco pc card plugged into it but can't find it under /etc/pcmcia/

    [root@dhcp13 ~]# uname -a
    Linux 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:37:32 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    [root@dhcp47 sysconfig]# ps aux | grep pcmcia
    root 2684 0.0 0.2 3880 692 pts/2 R+ 22:25 0:00 grep pcmcia

    [root@dhcp47 pcmcia]# ls /etc/pcmcia/
    bluetooth bluetooth.conf config.opts

    How do I know if my pcmcia is working?

    I don't understand anything!!!! Can someone help me please. I have been stuck for days on trying make my wireless card to work

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Have you looked in /proc/pcmcia? Also have you run "dmesg" and "lspci" to check if you card has been detected by the system? If its listed, then everything is working fine with regards to pcmcia.

  7. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    Have you looked in /proc/pcmcia? Also have you run "dmesg" and "lspci" to check if you card has been detected by the system? If its listed, then everything is working fine with regards to pcmcia.
    thanks for the help. If indeed my pcmcia is not detected what shall I do?

    I don't have a pcmcia in /proc.

    This is what I get for dmesg, lspci:

    [root@dhcp47 rami]# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (AGP disabled) (rev 03)
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
    00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
    00:0c.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 8255xER/82551IT Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 09)
    00:14.0 VGA compatible controller: Chips and Technologies F69030 (rev 61)

    [root@dhcp47 rami]# dmesg
    Linux version 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ( (gcc version 4.1.1 20061011 (Red Hat 4.1.1-30)) #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:54:20 EDT 2006
    BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009e800 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 000000000009e800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000000c0000 - 00000000000cc000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000000dc000 - 00000000000e0000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000000e4000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000010000000 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000fffc0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
    0MB HIGHMEM available.
    256MB LOWMEM available.
    Using x86 segment limits to approximate NX protection
    On node 0 totalpages: 65536
    DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:0
    Normal zone: 61440 pages, LIFO batch:15
    DMI not present or invalid.
    Using APIC driver default
    ACPI: Unable to locate RSDP
    Allocating PCI resources starting at 20000000 (gap: 10000000:effc0000)
    Detected 698.487 MHz processor.
    Built 1 zonelists. Total pages: 65536
    Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"
    mapped APIC to ffffd000 (0120a000)
    Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
    Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
    Initializing CPU#0
    CPU 0 irqstacks, hard=c079f000 soft=c077f000
    PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 8192 bytes)
    Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
    Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
    Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
    Memory: 252772k/262144k available (2105k kernel code, 8732k reserved, 844k data, 240k init, 0k highmem)
    Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
    Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 1398.21 BogoMIPS (lpj=2796429)
    Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
    SELinux: Initializing.
    SELinux: Starting in permissive mode
    selinux_register_security: Registering secondary module capability
    Capability LSM initialized as secondary
    Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
    CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0387f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0387f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
    CPU: L2 cache: 256K
    CPU serial number disabled.
    CPU: After all inits, caps: 0383f1ff 00000000 00000000 00000040 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Intel machine check architecture supported.
    Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
    Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
    SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
    Freeing SMP alternatives: 12k freed
    CPU0: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 0a
    SMP motherboard not detected.
    Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
    Brought up 1 CPUs
    sizeof(vma)=84 bytes
    sizeof(page)=32 bytes
    sizeof(inode)=424 bytes
    sizeof(dentry)=148 bytes
    sizeof(ext3inode)=600 bytes
    sizeof(buffer_head)=52 bytes
    sizeof(skbuff)=172 bytes
    sizeof(task_struct)=1392 bytes
    checking if image is initramfs... it is
    Freeing initrd memory: 2117k freed
    NET: Registered protocol family 16
    PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd920, last bus=0
    PCI: Using configuration type 1
    Setting up standard PCI resources
    ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
    Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
    pnp: PnP ACPI: disabled
    usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
    usbcore: registered new driver hub
    PCI: Probing PCI hardware
    PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
    * Found PM-Timer Bug on the chipset. Due to workarounds for a bug,
    * this clock source is slow. Consider trying other clock sources
    PCI quirk: region 1000-103f claimed by PIIX4 ACPI
    PCI quirk: region 1040-104f claimed by PIIX4 SMB
    PCI: Firmware left 0000:00:12.0 e100 interrupts enabled, disabling
    Boot video device is 0000:00:14.0
    PCI: Discovered primary peer bus 01 [IRQ]
    PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX/ICH [8086/7110] at 0000:00:07.0
    NetLabel: Initializing
    NetLabel: domain hash size = 128
    NetLabel: protocols = UNLABELED CIPSOv4
    NetLabel: unlabeled traffic allowed by default
    NET: Registered protocol family 2
    IP route cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
    TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 5, 163840 bytes)
    TCP bind hash table entries: 4096 (order: 4, 81920 bytes)
    TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 4096)
    TCP reno registered
    apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
    audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
    audit(1181673534.968:1): initialized
    Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
    VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
    Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
    SELinux: Registering netfilter hooks
    Initializing Cryptographic API
    ksign: Installing public key data
    Loading keyring
    - Added public key EAA0802BFF323905
    - User ID: Red Hat, Inc. (Kernel Module GPG key)
    io scheduler noop registered
    io scheduler anticipatory registered
    io scheduler deadline registered
    io scheduler cfq registered (default)
    Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
    isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
    isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
    Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
    Non-volatile memory driver v1.2
    Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
    Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
    serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
    RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 4096 blocksize
    Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
    ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
    PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
    PIIX4: chipset revision 1
    PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1050-0x1057, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1058-0x105f, BIOS settings: hdcio, hddio
    Probing IDE interface ide0...
    hda: IC25N020ATCS04-0, ATA DISK drive
    hdb: Lite-On LTN483S 48x Max, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    Probing IDE interface ide1...
    Probing IDE interface ide1...
    hda: max request size: 128KiB
    hda: 39070080 sectors (20003 MB) w/1768KiB Cache, CHS=38760/16/63, UDMA(33)
    hda: cache flushes not supported
    hda: hda1 hda2
    ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
    usbcore: registered new driver libusual
    usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
    usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
    drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
    PNP: No PS/2 controller found. Probing ports directly.
    serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
    serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
    md: md driver 0.90.3 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
    md: bitmap version 4.39
    TCP bic registered
    Initializing IPsec netlink socket
    NET: Registered protocol family 1
    NET: Registered protocol family 17
    Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 240k freed
    Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 370k
    Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
    input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0
    USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
    PCI: setting IRQ 9 as level-triggered
    PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 0000:00:07.2
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 0000:00:0c.0
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 9, io base 0x00001060
    usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    ohci_hcd: 2005 April 22 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
    device-mapper: ioctl: 4.7.0-ioctl (2006-06-24) initialised:
    input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse as /class/input/input1
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    audit(1181673543.416:2): enforcing=1 old_enforcing=0 auid=4294967295
    security: 3 users, 6 roles, 1560 types, 166 bools, 1 sens, 1024 cats
    security: 58 classes, 48173 rules
    SELinux: Completing initialization.
    SELinux: Setting up existing superblocks.
    SELinux: initialized (dev dm-0, type ext3), uses xattr
    SELinux: initialized (dev usbfs, type usbfs), uses genfs_contexts
    SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
    SELinux: initialized (dev debugfs, type debugfs), uses genfs_contexts
    SELinux: initialized (dev selinuxfs, type selinuxfs), uses genfs_contexts
    SELinux: initialized (dev mqueue, type mqueue), uses transition SIDs
    SELinux: initialized (dev hugetlbfs, type hugetlbfs), uses genfs_contexts
    SELinux: initialized (dev devpts, type devpts), uses transition SIDs
    SELinux: initialized (dev eventpollfs, type eventpollfs), uses task SIDs
    SELinux: initialized (dev inotifyfs, type inotifyfs), uses genfs_contexts
    SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
    SELinux: initialized (dev futexfs, type futexfs), uses genfs_contexts
    SELinux: initialized (dev pipefs, type pipefs), uses task SIDs
    SELinux: initialized (dev sockfs, type sockfs), uses task SIDs
    SELinux: initialized (dev cpuset, type cpuset), not configured for labeling
    SELinux: initialized (dev proc, type proc), uses genfs_contexts
    SELinux: initialized (dev bdev, type bdev), uses genfs_contexts
    SELinux: initialized (dev rootfs, type rootfs), uses genfs_contexts
    SELinux: initialized (dev sysfs, type sysfs), uses genfs_contexts
    audit(1181673544.112:3): policy loaded auid=4294967295
    input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input2
    e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.5.10-k2-NAPI
    e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2005 Intel Corporation
    PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
    PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:12.0
    e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xfc020000, irq 11, MAC addr 00:30:59:01:68:E4
    piix4_smbus 0000:00:07.3: Found 0000:00:07.3 device
    hdb: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 120kB Cache, UDMA(33)
    Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
    Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
    FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
    lp: driver loaded but no devices found
    SELinux: initialized (dev ramfs, type ramfs), uses genfs_contexts
    NET: Registered protocol family 10
    lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
    md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
    md: autorun ...
    md: ... autorun DONE.
    device-mapper: multipath: version 1.0.4 loaded
    EXT3 FS on dm-0, internal journal
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    SELinux: initialized (dev hda1, type ext3), uses xattr
    SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
    Adding 524280k swap on /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:524280k
    SELinux: initialized (dev binfmt_misc, type binfmt_misc), uses genfs_contexts
    ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
    ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
    Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30.
    ip_conntrack version 2.4 (2048 buckets, 16384 max) - 228 bytes per conntrack
    process `sysctl' is using deprecated sysctl (syscall) net.ipv6.neigh.lo.base_reachable_time; Use net.ipv6.neigh.lo.base_reachable_time_ms instead.
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
    SELinux: initialized (dev rpc_pipefs, type rpc_pipefs), uses genfs_contexts
    eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    Bluetooth: Core ver 2.10
    NET: Registered protocol family 31
    Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
    Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
    Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.8
    Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
    Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
    Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
    Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
    Bluetooth: HIDP (Human Interface Emulation) ver 1.1
    SELinux: initialized (dev autofs, type autofs), uses genfs_contexts
    SELinux: initialized (dev autofs, type autofs), uses genfs_contexts

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