ConnectPlus: simultaneous use of memory and wi-fi?

Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 15:44:48 EDT 2006


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I have a Zaurus SL-5600 handheld which is currently running kernel 2.6.16. If 
this scenario is possible under 2.4 I'd like to revert to 2.4.18. I am trying 
to configure a SanDisk ConnectPlus card to use the wi-fi part (in monitor 
mode with Kismet) and the memory part (to store logs) at the same time. I 
have been unable so far to get this to even work on my x86 laptop running 
2.6.16. If I insert the card, I can get either hostap_cs to work or ide_cs to 
work, but not both. I think which works depends on which loads first. If I 
just insert the card without inserting one of those modules first, hostap_cs 
loads and this appears in the kernel log:

0.1: GetNextTuple: No more items

If I eject the card via 'pccardctl eject' and then re-insert it 
with 'pccardctl insert', hostap_cs again initializes but the message is 
different:

pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.1
0.1: ParseTuple: Bad CIS tuple

Under /sys/bus/pcmcia, I can see each function of the card as 0.0 and 0.1, and 
they are bound to the respective drivers, but only hostap_cs has registered 
it's netdevices and ide_cs has no block device.

All of the above was on my Thinkpad running Debian and 2.6.16, not on the Z.

Is this even possible with the current Linux kernel? If it is, is it possible 
under Linux 2.4? The Zaurus has some minor issues (hardware suspend key 
doesn't trigger suspend, sound isn't working, etc.) with the 2.6 test images 
right now so I'd like to go back to the tried-and-true 2.4.18 image if at all 
possible.

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Andrew Barr | andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
http://www.oakcourt.dyndns.org/~andrew/

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