Prism 2.5 card problems / card locks or something

Damjan gdamjan at mail.net.mk
Mon Sep 20 00:07:58 EDT 2004


I have a problem with my Prism-2.5 based PCMCIA card.
Card details:
Prism-2.5 chip 200mw
Product No. : SL-2511CD PLUS EXT2 (E200)
PRI firmware 1.1.1
STA firmware 1.8.0 
(it was PRI 1.1.0 and STA 1.4.9 but I upgraded it)

I've downloaded and installed the latest hostap driver (0.2.4).

The problem is that several minutes after I enable the card (after
ifconfig up) the card seems to power off, or something like that. The
LED on it goes off (when it works for some 3-10 minutes the LED is on
constantly).

I'm attaching two parts of dmesg output, one is when I insert the card
and everythin is fine, the other is when the card dies (this is
truncated because there are a lot of errors before I eject the card).

I've tried both kernels 2.6.8.1 and 2.4.26, same thing happens.
The same thing happened with the other firmware too.

Do I need to use 1.7.4 firmware? (since i'm seeing most people use that)

A similar problem happens with the orinoco_cs driver too, after some
time working, the card seems to use all of the CPU. The computer is
unusable (literally) until I eject the card.

Has anyone had similar experience??

I've not ruled out that it might be some laptop related problem, but I
have a PCMCIA modem that works great for long times (I've never had any
problems with it).



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cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
hostap_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
hostap_cs: 0.2.4 - 2004-07-17 (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>)
hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (constant)
hostap_cs: CS_EVENT_CARD_INSERTION
hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (from config)
Checking CFTABLE_ENTRY 0x01 (default 0x01)
IO window settings: cfg->io.nwin=1 dflt.io.nwin=1
io->flags = 0x0046, io.base=0x0000, len=64
hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wifi0
hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 5, io 0x0180-0x01bf
prism2_hw_init: initialized in 200 ms
wifi0: NIC: id=0x800c v1.0.0
wifi0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.1.1
wifi0: STA: id=0x1f v1.8.0
wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
prism2: wlan0: operating mode changed 3 -> 2
hostap_crypt: registered algorithm 'WEP'
wifi0: TXEXC - status=0x0004 ([Discon]) tx_control=000c
   retry_count=0 tx_rate=0 fc=0x4108 (Data::0 ToDS)
   A1=00:00:00:00:00:00 A2=00:02:6f:03:9f:f1 A3=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff A4=00:00:00:00:00:00
wifi0: LinkStatus=1 (Connected)
wifi0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:02:6f:33:b0:34
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TXFIDs: 0134[ffff] 0149[ffff] 015e[ffff] 0173[ffff] 0188[ffff] 019d[ffff] 01b2[ffff] 01c7[ffff]
wifi0: could not find matching txfid (0xffff, new read 0xffff) for alloc event
TXFIDs: 0134[ffff] 0149[ffff] 015e[ffff] 0173[ffff] 0188[ffff] 019d[ffff] 01b2[ffff] 01c7[ffff]
wifi0: could not find matching txfid (0xffff, new read 0xffff) for alloc event
TXFIDs: 0134[ffff] 0149[ffff] 015e[ffff] 0173[ffff] 0188[ffff] 019d[ffff] 01b2[ffff] 01c7[ffff]
wifi0: could not find matching txfid (0xffff, new read 0xffff) for alloc event
TXFIDs: 0134[ffff] 0149[ffff] 015e[ffff] 0173[ffff] 0188[ffff] 019d[ffff] 01b2[ffff] 01c7[ffff]
wifi0: could not find matching txfid (0xffff, new read 0xffff) for alloc event
TXFIDs: 0134[ffff] 0149[ffff] 015e[ffff] 0173[ffff] 0188[ffff] 019d[ffff] 01b2[ffff] 01c7[ffff]
wifi0: could not find matching txfid (0xffff, new read 0xffff) for alloc event
TXFIDs: 0134[ffff] 0149[ffff] 015e[ffff] 0173[ffff] 0188[ffff] 019d[ffff] 01b2[ffff] 01c7[ffff]
wifi0: could not find matching txfid (0xffff, new read 0xffff) for alloc event
TXFIDs: 0134[ffff] 0149[ffff] 015e[ffff] 0173[ffff] 0188[ffff] 019d[ffff] 01b2[ffff] 01c7[ffff]
wifi0: could not find matching txfid (0xffff, new read 0xffff) for alloc event
TXFIDs: 0134[ffff] 0149[ffff] 015e[ffff] 0173[ffff] 0188[ffff] 019d[ffff] 01b2[ffff] 01c7[ffff]
wifi0: could not find matching txfid (0xffff, new read 0xffff) for alloc event
TXFIDs: 0134[ffff] 0149[ffff] 015e[ffff] 0173[ffff] 0188[ffff] 019d[ffff] 01b2[ffff] 01c7[ffff]
wifi0: hfa384x_setup_bap - timeout before
wifi0: prism2_tx_80211 - to BAP0 failed
hostap_cs: CS_EVENT_CARD_REMOVAL
wifi0: card already removed or not configured during shutdown
wifi0: Interrupt, but dev not OK
wifi0: scheduled card reset
hostap_cs: wifi0: resetting card
wifi0: card already removed or not configured during shutdown
wifi0: __hfa384x_cmd_no_wait(6) - timeout - reg=0xffff
hostap_cs: first command failed - assuming card does not have primary firmware
wifi0: init command completed too quickly - retrying
wifi0: __hfa384x_cmd_no_wait(6) - timeout - reg=0xffff
hostap_cs: first command failed - assuming card does not have primary firmware
prism2_hw_init: initialized in 0 ms
wifi0: prism2_enable_aux_port - timeout - reg=0xffff
wifi0: prism2_enable_aux_port - timeout - reg=0xffff
wifi0: valid PDA not found
SWSUPPORT0 write/read failed: FFFF != 8A32
hostap_cs: Initialization failed
prism2_tx_timeout: wake up queue
wifi0: prism2_tx_80211: hw not ready - skipping
wifi0: card already removed or not configured during shutdown
hostap_cs: Driver unloaded


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