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Set up 10.1 to run my card at boot but now i finally set up my wireless network and have some use for it, the card wont run.


Everything works fine in winblows.


At boot it says that its not present and then when i try to config it through MCC it just flashes up some error messages far to quickly for anyone to see



The card is a linksys wpc11 v3

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If its not lighting up then chances are that PCMCIA is not started or is failing...


check your

/etc/init.d/pcmcia ?

i.e at the CLI as root


/etc/init.d/pcmcia stop

/etc/init.d/pcmcia start


any error messages?

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[root@localhost matt]# /etc/init.d/pcmcia stop

Shutting down PCMCIA services: ERROR: Module ds is in use by orinoco_cs

ERROR: Module pcmcia_core is in use by orinoco_cs,ds


[root@localhost matt]# /etc/init.d/pcmcia start

Starting PCMCIA services: cardmgr[6295]: no sockets found!


[root@localhost matt]#

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well, its half working then :D

presuming the orinoco is the correct driver then it looks like you just need it configuring.


If you have 'other' internet access then Kwifi is a good way for KDE users.

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that doesnt do squat!


How can i remove it from starting at boot then i can try to config it again

You can remove it from starting a boot with


chkconfig pcmcia off


This will leave the init script so you can trouble shoot.

My suggestions are playing with the iwconfig tool etc. and use KWifi as a way to see when it works... first time i tried I actualy had it working and didn't realise for half a day! I found for instance setting the rate=54M etc. actually got it working...

but it was largely trial and error.


The newer KWifi in KDE 3.4 has a scanning option too.


You seem to be loading the module so it probably either isn't finding the firmware or its a setting...


ifconfig <wlan0> down

ifconfig <wlan0> up


(wlan being the name of the interface... )

ifconfig by itself should show you the state of all the interfaces and the names.

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nothing works, doing

ifconfig eth0 down

ifconfig eth0 up

brought it up in ifconfig but it wasnt the wifi card :(


Im guessing that its the PCMCIA slot rather than the card because in


it says that there is no controller detected



oh and /etc/init.d/network start gives

Setting network parameters: [ OK ]

Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]

Bringing up interface eth1: [ OK ]

Bringing up interface eth2: orinoco_cs device eth2 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.


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modprobe yenta_socket



After you try this you should be assigned a name for your PCMCIA card. in your case it seems to be assigned eth2


So you seem to have

eth0 (working and OK)

eth1 (??)

eth2 (??)


One of these might be firewire ? which would be eth1


ifconfig eth2 down

ifconfig eth2 up


should give you a bit more detail

with the yenta socket loaded this should be OK but if not the error messages will be helpful.

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eth1 is my NIC which is what im connected with now

eth0 could be firewire im not sure

eth2 should be the card as thats what it assigns at boot but iwconfig gives eth0, eth1 and sit0


doing ifconfig sit0 down

ifconfig sit0 up


gives me the info on it has it been IPv6 in IPv4 so i think that this is the firewaire socket as thats one of the connection options in MCC.


also the info for eth0 gives me a massive MAC address so im more than confused by this

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