Fwd: ConnectPlus: simultaneous use of memory and wi-fi?

Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 19:22:24 EDT 2006

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Hi, I was directed here with the following problem that I posted to the HostAP 
list. For the record:

andrew at r51:~$ pccardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "SanDisk", "ConnectPlus", "", ""
  manfid: 0xd601, 0x0101
  function: 6 (network)

Although, looking under /sys/bus/pcmcia, I can see the other function (0x04) 
under 0.1 and it's respective information.  I'm not sure how to get this 
information out of pccardctl.

Also, this is a CompactFlash card in a PCMCIA adapter sleeve.

- ----------  On Friday 16 June 2006 15:44, Andrew Barr wrote:  ----------

Subject: ConnectPlus: simultaneous use of memory and wi-fi?
Date: Friday 16 June 2006 15:44
From: Andrew Barr <andrew.james.barr at gmail.com>
To: hostap at shmoo.com

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I have a Zaurus SL-5600 handheld which is currently running kernel 2.6.16. If
this scenario is possible under 2.4 I'd like to revert to 2.4.18. I am trying
to configure a SanDisk ConnectPlus card to use the wi-fi part (in monitor
mode with Kismet) and the memory part (to store logs) at the same time. I
have been unable so far to get this to even work on my x86 laptop running
2.6.16. If I insert the card, I can get either hostap_cs to work or ide_cs to
work, but not both. I think which works depends on which loads first. If I
just insert the card without inserting one of those modules first, hostap_cs
loads and this appears in the kernel log:

0.1: GetNextTuple: No more items

If I eject the card via 'pccardctl eject' and then re-insert it
with 'pccardctl insert', hostap_cs again initializes but the message is

pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.1
0.1: ParseTuple: Bad CIS tuple

Under /sys/bus/pcmcia, I can see each function of the card as 0.0 and 0.1,
 and they are bound to the respective drivers, but only hostap_cs has
 registered it's netdevices and ide_cs has no block device.

All of the above was on my Thinkpad running Debian and 2.6.16, not on the Z.

Is this even possible with the current Linux kernel? If it is, is it possible
under Linux 2.4? The Zaurus has some minor issues (hardware suspend key
doesn't trigger suspend, sound isn't working, etc.) with the 2.6 test images
right now so I'd like to go back to the tried-and-true 2.4.18 image if at all

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