PCMCIA + recent Intel motherboards (Re: FYI: Debian & DWL-650P)

Ryan Verner xfesty
Mon Jun 28 10:51:44 PDT 2004

Pavel Roskin wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, AP-Research wrote:
>> <quote who="Aise Johan De Jong">
>>> The only minor problem I'm having is that the first time I try
>>> prism2_srec -gs wlan0 pm0101020.hex
>>> after I insert the card it usually doesn't succeed. However, after 
>>> doing a
>>> few random things, like "hostap_diag wlan0" (which gives an error at
>>> this point), and/or "cardctl eject 0"+"modprobe hostap_cs"+"cardctl 
>>> insert
>>> 0" and/or "/etc/init.d/pcmcia restart", it works.
> This may be a motherboard problem.  In my case, similar problems were 
> fixed by enabling PCI quirks for the motherboard.

Hmm - this is rather OT but I'm having trouble getting some Seano cards 
w/hostap working under a Ricoh cradle in a Debian system at the moment; 
it's a PCMCIA problem as I'm getting "unable to apply power" under 2.6 
kernels, and "unable to map card memory" under 2.4 with any card I put 
in it (32-bit or 16-bit).

The motherboard is the latest Intel Pentium 4 desktop board.  If I take 
the hard drive, PCMCIA cradle and Seano card and stick it into an Intel 
Pentium 3 motherboard, everything works flawlessly.

Odd. :-(

I've asked around on the PCMCIA lists, unfortunately without much luck; 
the thread is at:


Anybody here have any clues how I'd get it working (perhaps have crashed 
into the same issue)?  You mention 'motherboard quirks', where would one 
find this?



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