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Bug 72016 - initscripts-6.90-1: ifup wlan0 fails with prism2_cs.o
initscripts-6.90-1: ifup wlan0 fails with prism2_cs.o
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
noarch Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-20 14:58 EDT by Warren Stockton
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:30 EDT (History)
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Description Warren Stockton 2002-08-20 14:58:57 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert pcmcia card
2.hear 1 beep when prism2_cs.o module is loaded
3.ifconfig would show properties for lo and wlan0
4.ps -ef would show /sbin/ifup was executing
5.After a few seconds,ifup would exit with:
Determining IP information for wlan0 failed; no link present.  Check cable?
6.At this point ifconfig would only show an entry for lo

Actual Results:  wireless network was not available

Expected Results:  wireless network should be functional

Additional info:

Originally was using a Linksys WPC11 ver 1.02 card w/ orinoco_cs.o and had no
Had to replace wireless card
New card is a Linksys WPC11 ver 3.0. and the only driver I have been able to
find that supports this card is the prism2_cs.o

Fixed problem by appying the following patch to
--- network-functions.orig
+++ network-functions
@@ -138,6 +138,8 @@
        output=`LC_ALL=C /sbin/mii-tool $1 2>&1`
        if echo $output | grep -q "Operation not supported"; then
            return 1
+       elif echo $output | grep -q "Function not implemented"; then
+           return 1
        elif echo $output | grep -q "Invalid argument"; then
            return 1
        elif echo $output | grep -q "link ok"; then
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-08-20 23:35:53 EDT
Fixed in 6.91-1 differently; it shouldn't even get to that point.

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