[realtek] Same problem as Mr. Dante Plicato

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Mon Mar 4 21:38:01 2002

On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Stephan Elsner wrote:

> I have exactly the same problem as Mr. Plicanto, but with other hardware
> sony vaio pcg-n505x
> kernel 2.2.19
> pcmcia_cs - 3.1.31

I suspect that something has changed with this version of pcmcia_cs.

> 00:0c.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c475 (rev 80)
>         Subsystem: Ricoh Co Ltd: Unknown Device 0475
>         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 9
>         Memory at <ignored> (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
>         Bus: primary=00, secondary=20, subordinate=22, sec-latency=176
>         I/O window 0: 00000000-00000003
>         I/O window 1: 00000000-00000003
>         16-bit legacy interface ports at 0007

Hmmm, these I/O windows are suspicious.

> 20:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139 (rev10)
>         Subsystem: Billionton Systems Inc: Unknown device 0200
>         Flags: medium devsel
>         I/O ports at <unassigned> [disabled]
>         Memory at <ignored> (32-bit,non-prefetchable)
>         Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

Here is the problem: the resources have not been assigned by the PCMCIA

> Mar  4 21:40:11 debian kernel: rtl8139.c:v1.12 9/14/2000 Donald Becker, becker@scyld.com.
> Mar  4 21:40:11 debian kernel: http://www.scyld.com/network/rtl8139.html
> Mar  4 21:40:11 debian cardmgr[158]: get dev info on socket 0 failed: Resource temporarily unavailable

This is reporting that even the 'cardmgr' program in the PCMCIA code
couldn't use the interface.

I believe that you'll need to get a different PCMCIA package, either
older or newer.

> Ok, older rtl8139.c because I could neither compile the version from
> the "test" directory nor the one from the directory above. 

What was the compile problem?

> I tried both bios settings PnP-OS yes/no with no effect. It seems that
> the bios (Phoenix) doesn't assign an IRQ to the card at all. 

For CardBus card the BIOS settings are not important.

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