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driver installs, but nothing from iwconfig

Stephen
2008-05-16
2013-02-17
  • Stephen
    Stephen
    2008-05-16

    I appreciate the help if anyone has insights. First the relevant information

    PowerBook G3
    Kernel: 2.6.24-gentoo-r3
    Card is Linksys WPC54G vers 2, with TI ACX111 chipset

    I have tried this two different ways, first with emerge and second is the manual method. Getting the appropriate drivers and firmware seem to be the easy part, but when I insert the card I get the following output in DMESG.

    pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 0
    acx: this driver is still EXPERIMENTAL
    acx: reading README file and/or Craig's HOWTO is recommended, visit http://acx100.sf.net in case of further questions/discussion
    acx: compiled to use 32bit I/O access. I/O timing issues might occur, such as non-working firmware upload. Report them
    PCI: Enabling device 0000:01:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
    acx: found ACX111-based wireless network card at 0000:01:00.0, irq:22, phymem1:0x80020000, phymem2:0x80000000, mem1:0xd5048000, mem1_size:8192, mem2:0xd5a80000, mem2_size:131072
    acx: eCPU is already running. reset_dev() FAILED
    acx_pci: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -5
    usbcore: registered new interface driver acx_usb

    I can then do modprobe acx and it inserts the proper driver and lsmod gives

    Module                  Size  Used by
    acx                   100204  0
    ipv6                  266356  14
    pcmcia                 38708  0
    firmware_class          8608  2 acx,pcmcia
    yenta_socket           26348  2
    rsrc_nonstatic         10528  1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core            39196  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic

    But iwconfig wants to be stubborn and instead just lists

    lo     no wireless extensions

    eth0   no wireless extensions

    I believe my issue is with the acx driver, but I can't for the life of me figure out the problem. The only details I have are the cryptic error messages in dmesg that don't give any help when searched for online.

    acx: eCPU is already running. reset_dev() FAILED
    acx_pci: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -5

    Does anyone have any insight, or has someone been able to get a similar configuration working?