i did a pacman -Syu upgraded my kernel to kernel26-2.6.10-3
as ive done in past when i see my kernel is being upgraded
i reload nvidia & ndiswrapper , no biggie
only this time ndiswrapper is loading but no wlan0
i update to ndiswrapper-1.0rc3 from ndiswrapper-0.12
still no good try kernel26mm i get to login but i cant do nothing
(luckily i added an entry to grub for kernel26mm instead of just
my only option)
so i go to /etc/rc.conf load pcmcia then i get fatal error
here is what dmesg gives me (what i believe is what pertinent)
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
Device 'i823650' does not have a release() function, it is broken and must be fixed.
Badness in device_release at drivers/base/core.c:85
[<d086d45e>] init_i82365+0x1fe/0x214 [i82365]
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c06e7660(lo)
not ready to give up i load kernel26-scsi
did the trick i got wlan0 up again
but still get the same fatal error if i load pcmcia
its no big deal to me but it might mean something to somebody else
i dont need to load pcmcia for to get wlan0 to work
hopefully anyone who might need this reads it before they run
or if after it makes things easier for them
theres small hurdles but i still like arch linux the best