Fwd: Messed up PCMCIA firmware

Pavel Roskin proski at gnu.org
Thu Jul 10 13:17:36 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 09:36 -0700, Madhusudan Singh wrote:

> Thanks for your response. Here is the o/p of dmesg, immediately after
> inserting the card into the slot :
> [  147.425640] wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
> [  147.721971] wlan0: cannot get RID fdc6 (len=12) - no PRI f/w

Both wlan0 and wifi0 are mentioned.  They must be registered.

> ifconfig does not show any wlan0/wifi0 interface after the insertion.

"ifconfig -a" will show them.  The interfaces must be down.

>         You should be able to flash primary firmware in genesis mode
>         and then
>         flash secondary firmware.
> How do I do that (is it option -g ?) ? If so, what is the argument to
> the command (there is no wlan0 interface, remember) ?

It's all documented.  Please try following the instructions and report
if it doesn't work.  I don't have time for hand holding.

> The kernel is the latest Ubuntu hardy kernel :
> 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
> hostap-utils - the latest Ubuntu Hardy version. I believe it is
> 1:0.4.0-1 :
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/net/hostap-utils

Please use the latest version 0.4.7.

Pavel Roskin

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