[driverloader] Interaction between USB and Pcmcia Card

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Wed Mar 30 18:04:27 EST 2005


for the problem on boot, since you have a CardBus (32-bit PCMCIA) 
wireless device, it is quite possible that you are affected by a known 
problem with the starting of the PCMCIA service and DriverLoader. Please 
try with the following patch :


this patch is a workaround for the problem which does not involve the 
modification of your '/etc/rc.local' file or any other files on your system.

For the other problem, it is possible that DriverLoader or the installed 
Windows XP driver have a problem and this problem disables the IRQ used 
by the wireless device. It is possible that the same IRQ is used by the 
mouse which explains why your mouse stops working. You could try with 
different versions of the Windows XP driver to see if there is a difference.

If it doesn't fix the problem, please send at support at linuxant.com the 
output of 'dumpdiag'. Type the following in a root shell:

dldrconfig --dumpdiag

Just send us the generated file located in /tmp 
('driverloaderdiag.txt'). It'll help us solve the problem.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

david wrote:
> I installed the Linuxant driver to a IBM T20 laptop - running a generic 
> 802.11G 54Mb Pcmcia card. Network functions ok with Linuxant 
> Driver,(except I have to load the card module from rc.local to get it 
> started - is driver supposed to be started after Network initialisation  
> and before ethernet ports are started?) however there must be some 
> interaction betwen the driver and the USB port. Randomly the  Pcmcia 
> network  card stops operating and the USB mouse also stops functioning. 
> This does not occurr with an 802.11b Orinocco which is supported 
> generically by FC3. I then have to shut down the system and restart to 
> get it operational - a soft boot causes multiple errors to occur to the 
> console screen. Removing the driver/crad fixes all above.
> Thanks for any assistance.
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