PCMCIA cards don't work (serial card + 3c562B/563B/Etherlink III)

PCMCIA cards don't work (serial card + 3c562B/563B/Etherlink III)

Post by Zoltan Szilagy » Wed, 25 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Here's what I get in /var/adm/messages:

Sep 24 10:59:06 typhoon kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 2.6.3
Sep 24 10:59:06 typhoon kernel: Intel PCIC probe:
Sep 24 10:59:06 typhoon kernel:   Cirrus PD672x, LED, RING rev 8 at 0x3e0, 2 sockets
Sep 24 10:59:06 typhoon kernel:   irq mask (Cirrus) = 0x4eb8, status change on irq 11
Sep 24 10:59:06 typhoon cardmgr[84]: starting
Sep 24 10:59:07 typhoon cardmgr[84]: cardmgr.c 1.57 1995/07/05 16:06:28 (David Hinds)
Sep 24 10:59:07 typhoon cardmgr[84]: watching 2 sockets
Sep 24 10:59:07 typhoon cardmgr[84]: initializing socket 0
Sep 24 10:59:07 typhoon cardmgr[84]: unsupported card in socket 0
Sep 24 10:59:07 typhoon cardmgr[84]: version info: "Computerboards, Inc.", "PCM-COM422", "Copyright, 1994", "REV1.0"
Sep 24 10:59:07 typhoon cardmgr[84]: initializing socket 1
Sep 24 10:59:07 typhoon cardmgr[84]: unsupported card in socket 1
Sep 24 10:59:07 typhoon cardmgr[84]: version info: "3Com Corporation", "3C562B/3C563B", "EtherLink III", "LAN+Modem PC Card"

I am using Slackware 3.0.0 with kernel 1.2.13 and card services 2.6.3;
this is running on an IBM ThinkPad 560 with a TFT display.

The 3com board, a 3Com "3C562B/3C563B"/"EtherLink III" with a modem, is
not in the SUPPORTED.CARDS file... does anyone know how to get it to work?

More surprising is that the serial board in socket 0 doesn't work... I
thought "just about all" serial boards will work with Card Services. What
might be wrong?

One thing I might try is to upgrade to the newest Card Services
(2.8.something I think...).

Email responses preferred. Thanks very much. :)
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PCMCIA cards don't work (serial card + 3c562B/563B/Etherlink III)

Post by Zoltan Szilagy » Wed, 25 Sep 1996 04:00:00



> The 3com board, a 3Com "3C562B/3C563B"/"EtherLink III" with a modem, is
> not in the SUPPORTED.CARDS file... does anyone know how to get it to work?

Correction to my own posting: it IS in the SUPPORTED.CARDS file, but it's
only supported for 1.3.73 and later kernels. Looks like it's time to grade
up. :) I will follow up when I've tried with 2.0.something.

Quote:> More surprising is that the serial board in socket 0 doesn't work... I
> thought "just about all" serial boards will work with Card Services. What
> might be wrong?

This problem still remains, of course. :(

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PCMCIA cards don't work (serial card + 3c562B/563B/Etherlink III)

Post by David Hin » Wed, 25 Sep 1996 04:00:00



: > The 3com board, a 3Com "3C562B/3C563B"/"EtherLink III" with a modem, is
: > not in the SUPPORTED.CARDS file... does anyone know how to get it to work?

: Correction to my own posting: it IS in the SUPPORTED.CARDS file, but it's
: only supported for 1.3.73 and later kernels. Looks like it's time to grade
: up. :) I will follow up when I've tried with 2.0.something.
:  
: > More surprising is that the serial board in socket 0 doesn't work... I
: > thought "just about all" serial boards will work with Card Services. What
: > might be wrong?

: This problem still remains, of course. :(

Almost all PCMCIA serial cards have a special identification code that
tells the PCMCIA drivers that they are serial devices, so that they
can be configured accordingly.  Your card does not have this code, so
you need to add an entry to /etc/pcmcia/config to tell cardmgr which
driver to use for this card.  The system log messages give the card
identification strings you'll need to use to create the new entry.
Then copy the rest from one of the other serial card definitions.

-- Dave Hinds

 
 
 

PCMCIA cards don't work (serial card + 3c562B/563B/Etherlink III)

Post by Zoltan Szilagy » Wed, 25 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:> Correction to my own posting: it IS in the SUPPORTED.CARDS file, but it's
> only supported for 1.3.73 and later kernels. Looks like it's time to grade
> up. :) I will follow up when I've tried with 2.0.something.

Correction to the correction to my original posting: both cards now work
with Linux 2.0.20 and the latest Card Services. However, it insisted on
assigning the same IRQ to both the ethernet interface and the modem (which
are on the same card). I gave an irq_mask option to the serial_cs device;
that runs fine for the serial board, but says "bad arguments" when it gets
to the modem. It gives the modem irq0, which (to my surprise) results in
everything working perfectly. So everything is ok. *shrug*

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PCMCIA cards don't work (serial card + 3c562B/563B/Etherlink III)

Post by David Hin » Thu, 26 Sep 1996 04:00:00


: Correction to the correction to my original posting: both cards now work
: with Linux 2.0.20 and the latest Card Services. However, it insisted on
: assigning the same IRQ to both the ethernet interface and the modem (which
: are on the same card). I gave an irq_mask option to the serial_cs device;
: that runs fine for the serial board, but says "bad arguments" when it gets
: to the modem. It gives the modem irq0, which (to my surprise) results in
: everything working perfectly. So everything is ok. *shrug*

With multifunction PCMCIA cards, both functions *must* use the same
interrupt.  Card Services insists on doing it because there simply
isn't any choice: a PCMCIA card only has one outgoing interrupt
signal, so everything on the card has to share it, period.  This is
not a problem: the two drivers are perfectly happy sharing the
interrupt.

If you try to force the serial port to use a different interrupt, and
it reverts to irq 0 (which means "don't use interrupts"), things may
seem to work, but the serial port will tend to drop characters on fast
connections.

-- Dave Hinds

 
 
 

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