Subject: Re: Lucent Wavelan on new Compaq M300
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: Ed Gould <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/09/2000 12:45:39
Ken Hornstein asked:
>> That's where I started - with the old kernel with no cardbus support.  It 
>> didn't find the WaveLan at all.
> Uh, did it find a PCMCIA bridge chip _at all_?

It found pcmcia0, but not the WaveLan card.

Jonathan Stone suggested:
> I was using lucent wavelan/orinoco cards in two machines, one with
> 1.5_ALPHA and one with 1.5_ALPHA2. Both are 1.8-inch Sony Vaios with
> the Ricoh chipset.  I had to turn on PCIBIOS fixups and restrict PCI
> to using IRQ 9 and 11; tehn it more-or-less "just worked".

> Sometimes, pc-card insertions or removals wouldnt "take" and I'd have
> to pop and re-insert a card two or three times before the insertion
> would "take".  Does it work better if you re-insert the card?

Pulling the card generated a "wi0 detached" message.  Either after that, or 
when I re-inserted the card, the machine hung.  I have not yet investigated 
the hang.

> I'm running with a patched kernel that use tsleep()s instead of
> delay() for pccbb up/down events.  I dont know if that makes adifference.

Can you send me a patch to try this, please?