Orinoco (PrismII) driver compiling

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Postby DrLove » Thu Jul 01, 2004 5:14 pm

Hello,

I’m trying to install Intersil PrismII wireless PCMCIA card.
I successfully installed pcmcia-3.1.34-lightning.zip package,
and after restart, cardmgr recognized it’s existence, but cannot find modules for it:

Jul 1 20:22:18 - kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.34
Jul 1 20:22:18 - kernel: kernel build: 2.0.39 unknown
Jul 1 20:22:18 - kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus]
Jul 1 20:22:18 - kernel: Intel ISA/PCI/CardBus PCIC probe:
Jul 1 20:22:18 - kernel: Ricoh RL5C475 rev 80 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:0b, mem 0x68000000
Jul 1 20:22:18 - kernel: host opts [0]: [isa irq] [io 3/6/1] [mem 3/6/1] [pci irq 9] [lat 32/176] [bus 32/34]
Jul 1 20:22:18 - kernel: ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,15 PCI status changes
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[165]: watching 1 sockets
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: starting, version is 3.1.34
Jul 1 20:22:19 - kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: socket 0: Intersil PRISM2 11 Mbps Wireless Adapter
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: module /lib/modules/2.0.39/pcmcia/hermes.o not available
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: executing: 'modprobe hermes'
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: modprobe exited with status 2
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: module /lib/modules/2.0.39/pcmcia/orinoco.o not available
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: executing: 'modprobe orinoco'
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: modprobe exited with status 2
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: module /lib/modules/2.0.39/pcmcia/orinoco_cs.o not available
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: executing: 'modprobe orinoco_cs'
Jul 1 20:22:19 - cardmgr[166]: modprobe exited with status 2
Jul 1 20:22:20 - cardmgr[166]: get dev info on socket 0 failed: Try again

I've looked for that modules, but could not find them compiled for FREESCO.
So I searched the internet, and found them:
site: http://www.ozlabs.org/people/dgibson/dldwd/
, but they are not compiled.

I think the best would be to use stable 0.13e version:
orinoco-0.13e.tar.gz (65K)
from the site above.

Can someone compile them for me please? :P

Thanks
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Postby DrLove » Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:44 pm

Has anybody tried to compile this driver?

It would be nice for someone with already set compilation enviroment to do it, or at least try it,
so I know if it is a real thing :P , or not :( .

Please let me know if you are looking at it, so I do not have to TRY to set up ZipSlack and TRY to compile that module.

Thanks.
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Postby Lightning » Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:38 am

Sorry, I tried the newest and even the oldest version of this driver and they refused to compile. This driver requires a 2.4.x kernel. I have to date been unsuccesful compiling any prismII driver.
If you are afraid that you might make a mistake. The chances are high that you will never learn anything.
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Postby DrLove » Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:43 pm

Thank you Lightning,
I appreciate your effort,
I'll try to get my hands on some older drivers, but in the mean while, I'll have to try using some other router software I've downloaded
(it's a friends old 486-133 "P75" with no CD-boot option and 340MB HDD, so there is not much options).
Well, “ Back to drawing table”! :butbut:

P.S. If I solve the problem, I'll post the solution.
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Postby bladehunter » Sat Jul 03, 2004 6:33 pm

Just a quickie on this one, as well as the actual driver, does the kernel need wireless support enabled and does the wireless tools package need to be installed as well ?
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