Bug 119927 - netgear wg511 54mb card with prism chip will not work
netgear wg511 54mb card with prism chip will not work
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-04-03 10:04 EST by Don Hardaway
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-06 06:15:48 EDT
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Description Don Hardaway 2004-04-03 10:04:15 EST
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Description of problem:
My 11mb card works fine but my 54mb card does not even light up. When
i launched network to configure it--it shows a generic prism card but
not lights come on and it will not work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.4-1.305

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.put in netgear wg511 54mb card
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Actual Results:  no lights or networking

Expected Results:  the card light would light up to show it is
acknowledged

Additional info:

Please tell me what i can do to help find the problem.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-04-03 10:29:05 EST
my prism 54g card needs firmware to be installed from the orignal cd
that came with it; have you installed such firmware ?

/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/isl3890

is the filename I had to give it (on the cd it was called isl3890.arm)

the dmesg command will show the kernel log; the driver should spew
there which filename it is expecting and failing to load
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2004-04-03 11:13:40 EST
see also http://www.prism54.org/ btw; the driver is included in your
kernel already but that site might provide useful resources on how to
do the firmware etc etc
Comment 3 Don Hardaway 2004-04-03 14:28:01 EST
Thank you so much for your helpfulness.  I install the isl3890 and
bang--it works fine.  This is a lot easier than before when i had to
compile modules etc.  Now, if you can just get the kernel to not
lockup  when other things don't work.

thank you

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