Subject: Re: cardbus card not probing?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Rafal Boni <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/28/2003 23:42:45
In message <>, you write: 

-> I have a PCMCIA 802.11b card.  I tried plugging it in, and got this:
-> Texas InstrumentS, ACX100 CaraBus Model Board, M^? (manufacturer 0x0, produc
-> t 0x0) Texas Instruments ACX100 802.11b (miscellaneous network) at cardbus1 
-> dev 0 function 0 not configured
-> I have PCMCIAVERBOSE on in my kernel, and when I plug in a working card, I
-> tend to get stuff like:

Cardbus is basically PCI in a pcmcia form-factor, so real cardbus cards
probe like PCI devices and unlike 16-bit PCMCIA cards.  It looks like you
have some extra bits being set, so that's problem one, but the real issue
is that there isn't a cardbus driver that matches that card (and since 
IIRC that's done via manf./product id's, both of which are 0 here, it
is unlikely something will match that card).

Finally, stepping up a level, I don't think we support (AFAICT) the TI 
802.11 chipset, and from things I've heard (second hand, so YMMV), there
is not likely to be one due to TI's disinclination to release docs.


-> pcmcia0: CIS version unknown (major=1, minor=0)
-> pcmcia0: CIS info: The Linksys Group, Inc., Instant Wireless Network PC Card
-> , ISL37300P, RevA
-> pcmcia0: Manufacturer code 0x274, product 0x1613
-> pcmcia0: function 0: network adapter, ccr addr 3e0 mask 1
-> pcmcia0: function 0, config table entry 1: I/O card; irq mask ffff; iomask 6
-> , iospace 0-3f; io16 irqshare irqpulse irqlevel
-> So... I'm a bit surprised that this isn't coming out with any of that, nor
-> any errors or warnings saying why the pcmcia probe wouldn't even get that fa
-> r.
-> -s

Rafal Boni                                           
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