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andresgriego
post May 1 2006, 01:25 PM
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Well, somehow I just screwed up my Cacko install. Now when I reboot, It just turns off on the slash screen. Once it runs though all that text initialization, it'll goto a 'Cacko and Qtopia is loading' screen. Part way through the splash, the screen used to 'flare up', like it just finished loading it's settings for the screen brightness. After the flare up, the little cross-hair would appear.

Currently, my Z just shuts down before the flare up, and never reaches the cross-hair.

How very fragile Linux is ...

Before this happened, I was trying to get my new Linksys WCF12 working. This was no easy task and I never succeeding in getting it to connect. While working on this, the music player froze and wouldn't close via the X in the right hand corner, so I hit the reset in the back of the device. BIG MISTAKE, my problems started from there.

I'm not really looking for help, unless someone knows exactly what's wrong. I'm just going to flash with Cacko again, and try to get my WiFi working.

Me and my Z have a love-hate relationship, but mostly it's the OS I hate. I'm not advocating MS. Windows Media is no better with all the deception and copyright crap, but atleast it's stable. But after seeing what a Z is capable of, Ill never look back.

Hopefully a usable version of Pdaxrom will be available soon. tongue.gif
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andresgriego
post May 2 2006, 01:12 PM
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QUOTE(daniel3000 @ May 2 2006, 01:42 AM)
However, my experience shows: It is sometimes better to buy a card (or whatever accessory) for some additional dollars which is KNOWN to work, rather than trying to make one work which is questionable.
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So is the WCF12 not a good choice for a Wifi card? That's too bad because I found this one locally and cheap. I thought other people had reported success using it? I read everything I could find on it, and the only negative thing was some people had outages and had to frequently re-connect.

Here's what I've done, maybe you can help me make a decision if I should return the card or not.

I created a new 'Wireless' profile in the Network applet in the Settings.

I have turned off AutoConnect in the Network applet in two places, the checkbox on the bottom labelled 'Autoconnect' and in the profile Wireless where it says 'Auto'.

I have set essid to 'sol' which is the same as the SSID value in my router.

NOTE: The connect button at the bottom of the Network applet is greyed out.

wlan-ng.conf
Removed all references to cards except mine.
Left in the top 2 lines:
1. device "prism2_cs"
2. class"wlan-ng" ...

Hostap_cs.config
Removed all references to cards except mine.
Left in the top 2 lines:
1. device "hostap_cs"
2. class"hostap" ...
I also left in the three lines of comments at the bottom.

The MANFID in both these files matches the output of the command: 'cardctl info'

I have reboot Cacko after making these changes. I have also tried 'remove the card(via taskbar ejector), /etc/.../pcmcia restart, insert the card'. Doesn't this command have the same effect as rebooting?

After all this
1. The connect button at the bottom of the Network applet is still greyed out.
2. Click connect in the start menu yields a message saying no hardware found.

What do I do now?
1. Should I try a firmware update?
2. Or, not even bother and just return the card for a refund?

Linksys WCF12: Hardware Revision 1A
Router: D-Link DI-524 Wireless Router


Thanks for your valued input,

Andres
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