an update to this problem... I yanked the aironet 4500 out of the linux box and tested it on a Win 95 box... no problems there... something strictly linux wise happened when I got the inet daemon working.. another interesting tidbit is that there is no /proc/aironet directory... leads me to wonder whether or not  the module is loading correctly or not; as for error beeps on the card- you get the usual one " good " beep as the card initializes and then it gives a low "bad" beep and it flips on its amber lighting...
again any help is greatly appreciated
Brian Harring


At 03:45 PM 6/5/00 -0500, I wrote:
Hey all...
well the best way to describe this is I'm running a dim pc setup (basically a 486 motherboard that's been shrunk down and had it's power needs cut) with a kernel of 2.2.12-20 using an aironet pcmcia 4500 card for connecting to the internet; up until earlier today I've had no problems with the card once we got the module working... but for some reason the card no longer works for me; The only thing I was doing at the time was cp-ing over the /usr/sbin/in.* and /usr/sbin/tcpd and /usr/lib/libncurses.so.4* so I could make the inet daemon work. The first thing I tried was removing those copied files in case they had done something, but that didn't do anything with it.
Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated... I realize the information is vague but that's part of my problem... I have no clue what happened with it....
Thanks
Brian Harring