Problem with PCMCIA Network Card

Frank Paulick Frank.Paulick at matrix.ag
Tue Jan 18 11:12:43 UTC 2005


Hi,

I have a problem getting an Netgear WG511 recognized by the system.
I had this problem with FC2 and have it still after i installed FC3
FC3 found the PCMCIA Card and installed the prism54 drivers and tries to start them during the boot.
For me it looks like a problem on the PCMCIA/hotplug side

Here are some error Messages when i try to do an modprobe prism54:

Jan 16 22:24:36 kernel: PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource #0:2000 at e5008000 for 0000:06:00.0
Jan 16 22:24:36 kernel: Loaded prism54 driver, version 1.2 
Jan 16 22:24:36 kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:06:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
Jan 16 22:24:36 kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:06:00.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
Jan 16 22:24:36 kernel: prism54: PCI device memory region not configured; fix your BIOS or CardBus bridge/drivers
Jan 16 22:24:36 kernel: prism54: probe of 0000:06:00.0 failed with error -5

I even tried to install ndiswrapper.
After compiling and installing it i configured it with the windows driver for this card.
Modprobe ndiswrapper brought nearly the same error message:

Jan 17 00:47:57 kernel: ndiswrapper version 0.12 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
Jan 17 00:47:57 kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:06:00.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
Jan 17 00:47:57 kernel: PCI: Unable to reserve mem region #1:1000 at e5008000 for device 0000:06:00.0
Jan 17 00:47:57 kernel: netwg511: probe of 0000:06:00.0 failed with error -16 
Jan 17 00:47:57 kernel: ndiswrapper: driver netwg511 (NETGEAR,04/06/2004, 2.1.22.0) added

During the boot i get the following messages regard PCMCIA/Cardbus:

Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: Linux Kernel Card Services
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 9
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: PCI: setting IRQ 9 as level-triggered
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:01.0[A] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:01:01.0 [1217:6933]
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: Yenta O2: res at 0x94/0xD4: ea/00
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: Yenta O2: enabling read prefetch/write burst
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x00b8, PCI irq 9
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: Socket status: 30000410
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:01.1[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:01:01.1 [1217:6933]
Jan 17 01:02:27 kernel: Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x00b8, PCI irq 11

This is what lspci -v shows for the PCMCIA-Controller and the NIC:

01:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6933 Cardbus Controller (rev 02) 01:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6933 Cardbus Controller (rev 02)

06:00.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Intersil ISL3890 [Prism 
GT/Prism Duette] (rev 01)

01:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6933 Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6933 Cardbus Controller
        Flags: bus master, stepping, slow devsel, latency 168, IRQ 9
        Memory at e500a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=01, secondary=02, subordinate=05, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: e5000000-e5001000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: e5002000-e5003000
        I/O window 0: 00004000-000040ff
        I/O window 1: 0000a800-0000ac03
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

01:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6933 Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6933 Cardbus Controller
        Flags: bus master, stepping, slow devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
        Memory at e5004000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=01, secondary=06, subordinate=09, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: e5005000-e5006000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: e5007000-e5008000
        I/O window 0: 00004400-000044ff
        I/O window 1: 0000b800-0000bc03
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

06:00.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Intersil ISL3890 [Prism 
GT/Prism Duette] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Netgear WG511 Wireless Adapter
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
        [virtual] Memory at e5008000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

Does anyone have an idea what could be the Problem?
Thanx in advance.

 
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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Hans Mehlin [mailto:Hans.Mehlin at nobel.se] 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 18. Januar 2005 11:22
An: For users of Fedora Core releases
Betreff: Re: FC3 installation hangs - agpgart?


On Mon, 17 Jan 2005, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 03:37:52PM +0100, Hans Mehlin wrote:
> >
> > I tried to install Fedora Core on a roughly 3 years old Transtec 
> > 1001 server (Supermicro motherboard 370DER BIOS 1.1a) but failed.
> >
> > Fedora Core 3 installation hangs directly after a "linux text" 
> > Fedora Core 2 installation hangs with repeating messages saying 
> > "agpgart : Posted write buffer flush took morethan 3 seconds" Fedora 
> > Core 1 installation works thus...
> >
> > Any clues?
>
> Try booting with agp=off

Thanks a lot - it worked great!

> I recently fixed some bugs in the serverworks agp driver that could 
> explain this, but to be honest, I'm not entirely optimistic. That 
> driver has suffered neglect for way too long, and unless FC4test1 
> works out ok, I'm probably going to disable it entirely.

Let me know if you want me to test it on my system.

   / Hans


> The lack of documentation and test hardware makes it almost impossible 
> to debug remotely.
>
> 		Dave


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