Jim McCloskey mcclosk at ucsc.edu
Wed Dec 24 14:37:38 GMT 2003

Hello. I have a fine working wireless configuration on my laptop,
using the combination of kernel 2.4.23, the version of pcmcia-cs from
Debian unstable, and an Orinoco Gold wireless card.

I recently compiled and installed kernel 2.6.0 and have not so far
managed to have the card identified by either the pcmcia subsystem or
the hotplug subsystem while running that kernel.

This is, I think, the relevant part of lspci:

02:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Mitac: Unknown device 8170
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
	Memory at 20000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
	Memory window 0: 20400000-207ff000 (prefetchable)
	Memory window 1: 20800000-20bff000
	I/O window 0: 00004000-000040ff
	I/O window 1: 00004400-000044ff
	16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

My understanding is that since this is a 32-bit controller, the pcmcia
subsystem in 2.6.0 is *not* responsible for the card, and that I need to
work on getting hotplug to detect it and load the necessary kernel-modules.

Could someone confirm for me that I have this right, so that I can
know for sure what to work on? Or if anyone could point me at relevant
documentation, that would be really great. There doesn't seem to be a
lot of useful user-level documentation out there yet on this matter.

Thank you for your time and for all your work,


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