When I insert my DWL-650 (rev I2) Dlink wireless adapter into the PCMCIA slot, the computer hangs, and disrupts the display. After that, powering down is the only option.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert DWL-650 card
System hang. No log output. Must power down laptop. Also, display shows
Insert of device, eth1/wlan0
(PCMCIA not in kernel)
(Wireless LAN enabled, but no drivers)
DWL-650 (Rev.: I2) wireless LAN adapter
ENE CB1410 Cardbus controller
on a HP Pavillion zt1170 laptop
If the card is already inserted on boot, the system hangs when pcmcia is
started. Otherwise, it waits until the card is inserted. The "link" LED
lights at this time.
Any help is appreciated.
I tried a US Robotics wireless adapter card with the same results. Afterwards, I tried using the PCMCIA kernel module instead of the pcmcia-cs package. That worked well. I would rather use the standalone tree, if possible. While I enabled kernel PCMCIA and wireless support, I did not select any wireless kernel drivers.
Often this is a result of autoprobing touching some sensitive areas in memory. Try removing some of the ranges from the "include memory" lines found in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts and see if this helps.
I will try that, thank you.
I must say I am reluctant. I don't like screwing around with settings I don't understand. If that memory is "sensitive" (?), why do the kernel PCMCIA modules work with the same settings?
It seems to me even if removing the memory ranges proves successful, this is still a bug - whether it's a problem with the Gentoo installation guide, the pcmcia-cs package, or something else entirely.
I will try removing memory ranges from the file you mentioned, but I would think a default installation should just work.
Thanks again. I appreciate the contribution Gentoo makes to the OS community.
What kind of laptop? there's known issues with Dells and there are notes in the configuration file that address this.
This bug report is awaiting feedback from the reporter.
Closing due to lack of feedback.