killed card

Arnaud kleinveld at
Thu Aug 5 20:33:30 EDT 2004


Looks to me that you have a interrupt problem at another level than your card is 
operating. Try pci=biosirq or pci=noacpi as kernel parameter to see if that's 
the case. Or if you already use biosirq try using your acpi (irq routing) by 
enabling that in the kernel.


Mr. The Plague wrote:
> Greetings all
> Gather around and I will tell you my sob story :(
> I was working on a machine that had no ethernet interface. So, I got
> my senao NL2511CD plus EXT2 card and popped it into my linux box, and
> got my OriNoco and popped it into the other box. I planned on
> configuring the senao as an AP and using it to get access to my
> laptop's wired ethernet.
> I found out that the other machine, a winME box, didn't have the
> orinoco drivers. So when I went to ircp them over, i started fidgeting
> with the irda modules at the same time as running several iwconfigs to
> get the card into Master mode. The kernel paniced hard, something to
> do with the irda things, but it interrupted an iwconfig. When I
> rebooted, the card started giving me timeout errors like this.
> hostap_cs: CVS (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at>)
> hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (constant)
> hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (from config)
> Checking CFTABLE_ENTRY 0x01 (default 0x01)
> IO window settings: cfg->io.nwin=1
> io->flags = 0x0046, io.base=0x0000, len=64
> hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wifi0
> hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
> prism2_hw_init: initialized in 194 ms
> wifi0: hfa384x_cmd: entry still in list? (entry=e7f69d14, type=0, res=0)
> wifi0: hfa384x_cmd: command was not completed (res=0, entry=e7f69d14,
> type=0, cmd=0x0021, param0=0xfd0b, EVSTAT=8010 INTEN=0010)
> wifi0: interrupt delivery does not seem to work
> wifi0: hfa384x_get_rid: CMDCODE_ACCESS failed (res=-110, rid=fd0b, len=8)
> Could not get RID for component NIC
> hostap_cs: Initialization failed
> prism2_config() failed
> I said, no biggie, and booted into windows (after finding a copy of
> ntldr and ntdetect that got nuked from another ordeal with my
> hibernation file) and decided to reflash the firmware, as a few sites
> dealing with "interrupt delivery does not seem to work" suggested
> doing that. They claimed to have finished completely, but the same
> error happened in linux. (i don't know of any hostap implementation
> for windows, and I don't have an access point handy to see if the card
> works in 'doze).
> SO. A few other threads began involving the card's Genesis mode
> (which, if I understand correctly, is kinda like cisco's RXBOOT mode
> that allows you to load a new OS and have basic, basic features). Am I
> going to have to use this last measure, or is there another way to get
> this card good short of buying a new one?
> Thanks tons,
> Pi/mtp
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