Joined: Feb. 2006
||Posted: Mar. 26 2006,15:14
I've got a prism2 wifi pcmcia card that works great in other linux systems, with both hostap and linux-wlan-ng drivers. I put it in my laptop running the latest DSL, however, and although the card light comes on, and DSL immediately loads drivers (the wrong ones, however, orinoco_cs, orinoco, and hermes) but wlcardconfig says there is no wifi card. Cardctl ident correctly identifies the card as an Intersil network card.
If I try to manually run ifconfig wlan0 up or iwconfig or ifup wlan0, it always answers "no device". I rmmod the orinoco and hermes drives, and modprobe either prism2_cs or hostap_cs, both load fine with no errors, but still no joy, whether I try to run the DSL menu thing for prism2, or wlcardconfig or do it manually with ifconfig, etc.
So what is the problem? I've even tried editing the /etc/pcmcia files to correctly load the prism2 drivers or the hostap drivers instead of the orinoco ones, and that then works correctly -- but still no joy.
Where is this being configured incorrectly? Also, how do you restart pcmcia in DSL since there isn't any /etc/init.d/pcmcia?
I'm really mystified by this, I've been running linux and unix systems since 1988 and have never before been unable to get a device to work if I had the correct drivers.