Wireless 802.11 LAN card driver problem on PowerBook

Wireless 802.11 LAN card driver problem on PowerBook

Post by Bernard mentin » Sat, 09 Nov 2002 15:32:43

Hi All,

Has anyone got the drivers for the D-link DWL-650 PCMCIA card working?

I have the following message on inserting the card:


Nov  8 17:12:47 localhost kernel: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
Nov  8 17:12:47 localhost kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
Nov  8 17:12:47 localhost kernel: Intel PCIC probe: not found.
Nov  8 17:12:47 localhost kernel: Yenta IRQ list 0000, PCI irq58
Nov  8 17:12:47 localhost kernel: Socket status: 30000006
Nov  8 17:12:47 localhost cardmgr[11590]: watching 1 sockets
Nov  8 17:12:47 localhost cardmgr[11591]: starting, version is 3.2.3
Nov  8 17:12:54 localhost kernel: eth0: switching to forced 100bt
Nov  8 17:13:01 localhost kernel: eth0: switching to forced 10bt
Nov  8 17:13:18 localhost kernel: cs: memory probe
0x90000000-0x9003ffff: excluding 0x90000000-0x9003ffff
Nov  8 17:13:18 localhost kernel: cs: unable to map card memory!
Nov  8 17:13:18 localhost kernel: cs: unable to map card memory!
Nov  8 17:13:18 localhost cardmgr[11591]: socket 0: Anonymous Memory
Nov  8 17:13:19 localhost cardmgr[11591]: executing: 'modprobe memory_cs'
Nov  8 17:13:19 localhost cardmgr[11591]: + modprobe: Can't locate
module memory_cs
Nov  8 17:13:19 localhost cardmgr[11591]: modprobe exited with status 255
Nov  8 17:13:19 localhost cardmgr[11591]: module
/lib/modules/2.4.20-pre9-ben0/pcmcia/memory_cs.o not available
Nov  8 17:13:20 localhost cardmgr[11591]: get dev info on socket 0
failed: Resource temporarily unavailable

Any help appreciated. It seems that the card-manager cannot map the
cards memory. Not sure what to try next.Maybe it thinks the card is a
memory card. If that is so, how to I set the config file to tell it to
look for a Lan card.

Bernie Mentink


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