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From: Ian K <omega_2_1@...>
Subject: Re: Panasonic Toughbook of Doom
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 22:40:27 +0000
Jordi Molina wrote:

>Hi!
>
>On 6/1/05, Ian K <omega_2_1@...> wrote:
>  
>
>>Jordi Molina wrote:
>>
>>    
>>
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>On 5/24/05, Ian K <omega_2_1@...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>Hi guys at gentoo laptop.
>>>>I sent this to the general mailing list but got little response.
>>>>Can you guys help?
>>>>Thanks!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>Hi there,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>>>>I have recently set up Gentoo on my friend's laptop,
>>>>>>>a Panasonic toughbook cf-37. I am currently having difficulty
>>>>>>>with sound use, but more importantly, his PCMCIA slot(?).
>>>>>>>When I put his wireless card (which he needs working) into
>>>>>>>the laptop, and do a dmesg, the following is appended:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>
>>>Can you send also the output of lspci and of lsmod?
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>I dont have lspci on the computer, but I do have LSHW:
>>
>>(Because of lengthy typing, I will post what I believe is relevant, as well
>>as the categories of everything else.)
>>
>>*-cpu
>>*-cache:0
>>*-cache:1
>>*-memory:0
>>*-memory:1
>>*-memory:2
>>*-memory:3
>>*-memory:4
>>*-pci
>>*-multimedia
>>*-display
>>*-pcmcia
>>          description: CardBus Bridge
>>          product: RL5c475
>>          vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
>>          physical id: 3
>>          bus info: pci@00:03.0
>>          version: 80
>>          clock: 33MHz
>>          capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
>>          configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus
>>          resources: Very long, I will provide upon request.
>>*-isa
>>          description: ISA bridge
>>          product: 82440MX ISA Bridge
>>          vendor: Intel corp.
>>          physical id: 7
>>          bus info: pci@00:07.0
>>          version: 01
>>          clock: 33MHz
>>          capabilities: isa bus_master
>>*-ide
>>          description: IDE interface
>>          product: 82440MX EIDE Controller
>>          vendor: Intel Corp.
>>          physical id: 7.1
>>          bus info: pci@00:07.1
>>          version: 00
>>          clock: 33MHz
>>          capabilities: ide bus_master
>>          configuration: driver=uhci_hcd
>>          resources: ioport:fcc0-fcdfr irq:10
>>*-bridge
>>          description: Bridge
>>          product: 8240MX Power Management Controller
>>          vendor: Intel Corp.
>>          physical id: 7.3
>>          bus info: pci@00:07.3
>>          version: 00
>>          clock: 33 MHz
>>
>>lsmod shows no modules loaded (at startup)
>>
>>    
>>
>>>It would be great to have also a filtered output of dmesg for Cardbus
>>>and/or pcmcia.
>>>Do it before you plug the card so we can see if the PCMCIA is set up properly.
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>># dmesg | grep -i "pcmcia"
>>Databook TCIT-2 PCMCIA probe: not found.
>>
>># dmesg | grep -i "cardbus"
>>Options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
>>Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:00:03.0 [10f7:832f]
>>
>>Also, at bootup, I saw this:
>>* PCMCIA support detected.
>>* Starting pcmcia...
>>cardmgr[5386]: watching 1 socket
>>cardmgr[5386]: starting, version is
>>3.2.5                                                     [ ok ]
>>
>>    
>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>>>>cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcff: clean
>>>>>>>cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x8ff: clean
>>>>>>>cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x4ff: clean
>>>>>>>cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean
>>>>>>>cs: pcmcia_socket0: unable to apply power.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>
>>>from what I understand here, the powemanagement thing is not working
>>    
>>
>>>properly on the device.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>>>>irq 9: nobody cared!
>>>>>>>[<c013d88a>] __report_bad_irq+0x2a/0xa0
>>>>>>>[<c012d200>] handle_IRQ_event+0x30/0x70
>>>>>>>[<c013d990>] note_interrupt+0x70/0xb0
>>>>>>>[<c013d367>] __do_IRQ+0x127/0x130
>>>>>>>[<c0105772>] do_IRQ+0x52/0x80
>>>>>>>=================
>>>>>>>[<c0103c1e>] common_interrupt+0x1a/0x20
>>>>>>>[<c012007b>] do_exit+0xcb/0x380
>>>>>>>[<c0122836>] __do_softirq+0x46/0xd0
>>>>>>>[<c01058a9>] do_softirq+0x69/0x70
>>>>>>>=================
>>>>>>>[<c012299b>] irq_exit+0x3b/0x40
>>>>>>>[<c0105779>] do_IRQ+0x59/0x80
>>>>>>>[<c0103c1e>] common_interrupt+0x1a/0x20
>>>>>>>[<c02ee68d>] acpi_processor_idle+0x126/0x262
>>>>>>>[<c01010ff>] cpu_idle+0x5f/0x70
>>>>>>>[<c05e1988>] start_kernel+0x158/0x180
>>>>>>>[<c05e1390>] unknown_bootoption+0x0/0x1e0
>>>>>>>handlers:
>>>>>>>[<c02d2b10>] (acpi_irq+0x0/0x16)
>>>>>>>[<c03960f0>] (yenta_interrupt+0x0/0x40)
>>>>>>>[<c03fd230>] (snd_intel8x0_interrupt+0x0/0x220)
>>>>>>>Disabling IRQ #9
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>So thats the output. What does it mean? Am I on the right track?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>
>>>Im sorry to say that maybe... not.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>>>>If so, does anyone know if his wireless card works under Linux?
>>>>>>>Its a D-Link Airplus DWL-650+
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>
>>>Not really, but you can have a look at the opensource driver project
>>>for this card:
>>>http://acx100.sourceforge.net/
>>>
>>>I recommend you downloading the tarball with the source and then
>>>reading the entire documentation.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>>>>Thanks!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>
>>>No prob!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>So what do you think?
>>Thanks very much!
>>Ian
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>    
>>
>Cool, you've the same PCMCIA than me (I owe an Acer TM370, just for info).
>
>I had tons of problems for making it work, since, one day, it just
>worked. Anyway, in your case it seems to be detected...
>
>Did you check the webpage i sent on the previous mail with the project
>of the driver?
>
>
>cheers
>
>  
>
Hey.
So does that mean based on the output that after I compile these
drivers, it will work?
And I probably will eed some help with that.... (Not good at hardware
tweakage.)

Thanks again though!
Ian
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