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post Jan 1 2008, 11:01 AM
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Hi there,

i just installed the new Angstrom x11 Image on my SimPad SLC. Works nice.
But i can't find a way to get my Wlan Card up and running. The card works, I used it under familiar before.

If I click on "PC/CF Cards" under Settings, I get an error message "PCMCIA initialisation failed No PCMCIA driver in '/proc/devices'"
If i open the "Root shell" and type in "pccardctl ident" it finds the card at Socket 0 and knows it's a function 6 (network) card.

What am I missing here? Can someone point me to a manual somewhere, that explains how to get the pcmcia card running under angstrom?

Thanks
Johannes
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Nokiast
post Jan 31 2008, 07:01 AM
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As of today there is a new unstable at the unstable images.

Anyone tried it?
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mister_data
post Feb 12 2008, 11:13 AM
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QUOTE(Nokiast @ Jan 31 2008, 04:01 PM) *
As of today there is a new unstable at the unstable images.

Anyone tried it?


Hi,

please test images again, with build date after 05.02.2008.

For opie-image there is a known error inside for missing wireless-tools.

Solution: install this ipk

Orinoco-based cards are ready for testing.

Prims 1 cards does not work (I-Gate and similar) because of error while card init from pcmcia-subsystem.

Timeframe to solve this problem is limited and help is welcome.

Regards
mrdata
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fredyd
post Feb 15 2008, 02:12 AM
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Here's my report for the 2007-12.r3 images, dated feb. 6 2008:

Inserting a PCMCIA CF adaptor works,
CODE
pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 50MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
hda: TOSHIBA THNCF256MMA, CFA DISK drive
ide0 at 0xc4800000-0xc4800007,0xc480000e on irq 1
ide-cs: hda: Vpp = 0.0
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 500736 sectors (256 MB) w/2KiB Cache, CHS=978/16/32
hda: hda1
FAT: invalid media value (0x01)
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev hda.

$ pccardctl ident
Socket 0:
product info: "TOSHIBA THNCF256MMA ", "", "", ""
manfid: 0x0098, 0x0000
function: 4 (fixed disk)


Inserting a Psion Dacom Gold Card Global 56K+Fax sometimes works. I get either
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$ pccardctl ident
Socket 0:
product info: "RIPICAB", "RC288ACL", "021", "A"
manfid: 0x0013, 0x0000
function: 2 (serial)

or (I got the following only once, after a suspend/resume)
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$pccardctl ident
Socket 0:
product info: "Psion Dacom", "Gold Card Global 56K+Fax", "56K+Fax", "V8.25"
manfid: 0x016c, 0x0005
function: 2 (serial)


Inserting a Prism2 card (SMC 2632W) gives the following in th console:
CODE
cs: pcmcia_socket0: time out after reset.
$ pccardctl ident
Socket 0:
no product info available
$ cs: pcmcia_socket0: time out after reset.


Inserting an ethernet card gives:
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$ pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
$ pccardctl status
Socket 0:
5.0V 16-bit PC Card
$ pccardctl ident
Socket 0:
no product info available


I don't have my Orinoco here, so I'll have to test it later.
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mr_nice
post Feb 26 2008, 01:27 PM
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hi all,
mr data solved our general pcmca problem on simpad ... many thaks smile.gif
with a new hostap patch from here [1] I was able to use my siemens igate card on that pad with hostap!

here [2] is an _unofficial_ angstrom image. please test it!

it is based on linux 2.6.24 kernel. so you won't be able to get driver modules for it on the official angstrom feed.

besides we need YOUR help. please report a list of cards etc. if you want to have a kernel module in angstrom stable tree! we will enable every buildable kernel module in the kernel config, that you will have a comfortable way to install/upgrade them.
In a few days or maybe a week we will send the 2.6.24 to oe/angstrom. as far as I know the angstrom distribution plans an update image in the near future. we try to have everything done until this image will be released.

1 http://tv.latinsud.com/hostap/hostap-2.6.2...hared-irq.patch
2 http://opensimpad.org/images/2/2d/Angstrom....4_hostap.jffs2
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post Mar 5 2008, 10:05 AM
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Dear mr_nice,

I'd be glad to test that image, but its size is 30Mb!!! I guess you hacked your SIMpad by adding more flash space ;-)

I noticed that after flashing and booting, of course...

The root partition by default is only 24Mb, do I need to change this? Or maybe you can make a smaller image? The 17Mb of the X11 angstrom image fits better into my SIMpad (and the CL4 owners will appreciate getting a below-16Mb image too)

Fred
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mr_nice
post Mar 6 2008, 09:20 AM
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Sorry for that, I rebuilt the image because I had some problems with the default configuration (solved) of mkfs.jffs2 and I forgot to make it smaller.

We made it into Angstrom-stable tree and there is now an unstable image which will be the new image release except there are some errors.

So please test one of the following Images:

for SLC/SL4 (>16MB)
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unsta...ad.rootfs.jffs2

or one of these (less 16 MB)
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unsta...ad.rootfs.jffs2
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unsta...ad.rootfs.jffs2

best regards
mr nice
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