like its mentioned in the topic titel, i am a proud owner of the toshiba portege 4000. Well, there are just a view problems...
the main thing is, that i dont get the integrated wireless lan card to work.
it has a wireless 11mbps mini pci card integrated. the first strange thing that i noticed was, that the card was noticed as pcmcia card (placed in socket 0...cardctl toled me that)
hwd -s shows up a TOSHIBA Wireless LAN card; module: unknown
so i loaded the pcmcia_core, orinoco_cs, orinoco, hermes, yenta_socket modules.
iwconfig shows that no wireless devices are available
i followed the instruction mentioned on that page:
...but this still didn't work.
all this things i tried with the standard 2.6IDE kernel.
so i decided to test the card by booting knoppix...
-> at the bootscreen of knoppix, the card was mentioned as "Intersil PRISM2 Wireless LAN card"...the modules got loaded automatically and after it had startet, iwconfig showed a full configured and working wireless lan device at eth0.
after that, i decided to compile my own kernel, but everytime i did this, it didnt work. after a kernel is compiled (with a view warnings; btw: it takes about 2 hours everytime :? ) i trie to boot the system...
->most time the system didnt finish the boot because of strange errors (mainly in the hotplug deamon).
but sometimes it bootet up...problem: the wireless card still didnt work.
so, at the moment i dont know what to do...iam just a bit before i will test gentoo or debian
the second problem is with a module called shpchp. (pci hotplug?)
the hotplug deamon wont load it correctly...
(...missing kernel or user modul... thats the error message)
is this related to the wireless problem? (because the card is mini pci?!)
thats all, and i hope someone will read this wired thoughts of mine (i am sorry for that ;-) ) and will help me.
i forgot to write the eth1 as possible device in rc.conf
nobody any idea?
sorry for pushing so fast, but i am in a hurry,...if i cant use arch, i have to use a different distribution, but i dont want that. soo, maybe i will send the notebook back.
so please help me!
Well, exactly what steps did you take to start up the wireless?
According to numerous web pages both orinioco_cs and wlan_cs work... modprobe either, figure out the device (ethX or wlanX) one then simply try:
# iwconfig <interface> essid "My Essid Name" # ifconfig <interface> up # dhcpcd <interface>
according to one page:
There is an `on' / `off' switch at the `front', RHS, near the `Portege' sticker to the right of the mouse buttons.
CHECK THAT THE WiFi IS TURNED ON!
first, thanks for your answer.
the wifi is turned on...knoppix is detecting it.
first i installed the normal 2.6IDE kernel, and loaded the orinoco_cs and the already above mentioned modules.
but their was(is) no wireless device.
ifconfig shows only the also integrated lan card (works with eepro100 module)
iwconfig says that their is no wireless device.
if i do a:
no wireless device
if i do a:
iwconfig eth1 (wlan0, ath0)
no such device
i dont use dhcp, but i think that doenst matter because the card isnt mentioned at all.
ok ok, cardctrl mentiones it as a pcmcia wlan card,...
it seems that no modul wants to get "accociated" with the card.
after that, i tried to compile my own kernel, but i had no success.
i cant load the wlan_cs module..."its not found"...
i installed wlan-ng26, but the wlan_cs module ist still not found.
the strange thing is,
if i do a:
Socket 0 product info: "TOSHIBA", "Wireless LAN Card", "Version 01.01", "" manfi: 0x0156, 0x0002 function: 6 (network) . . .
so, the card is recognized...
but how can i tell to use thsi card in the pcmcia slot as a wireless network card?!?!?!
The entries I made in /etc/pcmcia/config are:
class "network" module "orinoco_cs"
card "TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Card"
#version "TOSHIBA", "Wireless LAN Card"
manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
You can use either the manfid or the version method of identification but not both, unless you have a much more recent version of the pcmcia utils than I do (3.1.13). /sbin/cardctl ident should give you the right entries if mine don't match. The symlink that I had to make was for the orinoco_cs.o module. It needs to appear in the pcmcia/ subdirectory of the kernel /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ directory. The directory is full of symlinks only, so it should be obvious what to do. The orinoco_cs driver appears to depend on the orinoco.o and hermes.o kernel modules, as well as the pure pcmcia modules.
Try that... *shrug*
sorry, but could you please explain it a bit?!
where do i have to put the symlink?
the installed kernel is:
# find /usr/modules/126.96.36.199-ARCH/ orinoco_cs* # ln -s <location of orinoco_cs> <pcmcia modules dir>
I don't know if that step's needed... maybe try just adding the pcmcia config stuff first....
i already added the pcmcia stuff...
then i did a:
but iwconfig still says that their are noch wireless devices...
i dont have the directiories:
if i just do a:
no such file or directory
again i found something that is strange...
if i do a:
./wlan-ng start wlan0
FATAL: Module not found Error: Device wlan0 does not seem to be present Make sure you've inserted the appropriate modules or that your modules.conf file contains the appropriate aliase(s) wlanctl-ng: No such device error: Autojoin indicated failure! usage: ./network [action] [device name] actions: start check stop suspend resume
for every othe device (eth0/1,wlan1/2 usw...) i dont get that message...
ok, i did.
now i have a symbol link under
to orinoco_cs.ko and orinoco.ko
then i restartet the pcmcia and the network...
iwconfig gives still, that their are no wireless extensions.
sorry that i answer so late, but i didnt had the chance over the weekend.
lsmod shows every modul that should be their i think (would be awful to typ everything)
looking for something specific??
is it possible, that the problem is lying by the shpchp modul?!
because its a part of pci hotplug, and pcmcia cards (or mini pci) need this hotplug feature to be inizialized...or not?!
i solved it...
but i dont want to tell what the problem was...its a really embarassing thing :oops: :oops:
i just forgot to write eth1 as possible network device in rc.conf!
sorry,...and thanks to you phrakture, for trying to help an idiot! ;-) :-)
So in your rc.conf you know have eth0="dhcp" and eth1="dhcp" for example.