I'm trying to get this card to work. At the moment I'm stuck at identifying the card, cardctl ident shows 'no product info available'. I'm using kernel 2.6.9 and know for a fact that cardctl works with an old Knoppix cd based on a 2.4.x kernel. PCMCIA card services startup without error, and the cards' powerled is on.
Some specs & output:
Dell Inspiron 9100
Kernel 2.6.9, PCMCIA, HOTPLUG and CARDBUS compiled in (also tried modules).
Card services version (gentoo):
Latest version installed: 3.2.5-r1
* Starting pcmcia...
cardmgr: watching 1 socket [ ok ]
The card shows up in lspci output:
0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8180L 802.11b MAC (rev 20)
Subsystem: Linksys: Unknown device 0019
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 4000 [disabled]
Memory at 40800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=512]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
# cardctl status
3.3V CardBus card
function 0: [ready]
# cardctl info
# cardctl ident
no product info available
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:02:01.0 [1028:0159]
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0cf8, PCI irq 19
Socket status: 30000020
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
Any help would be greatly appreciated !
The "no product info available" message is not an error. It's just a fact that your card doesn't provide this information; this is not unusual for CardBus cards.
The card does show up in 'lspci' which is all that's needed for it to be identified. Perhaps the hotplug subsystem didn't know what to do because there was no appropriate driver available? You could check your system log to be certain.
David, thanks for your swift reply.
I solved the problem just now. I thought that the problem was in the pcmcia layer as the ident failed but it obviously was not. I installed ndiswrapper in combination with the Realtek 8180 driver. It's working just fine now :)
I guess I can get the driver at www.realtek.com.tw and look for 8180; but which driver do I use, the one for Win XP ?