[NBLUG/talk] Wireless: one more time... (pci)

Dave Sisley dsisley at arczip.com
Sat Sep 20 09:37:00 PDT 2003

I hate to do this to you, but I could use some hints on setting up the
pci card in the desktop.  The configuration you helped me with on my
laptop seems to be pcmcia specific, and I don't think it will
translate directly to the desktop.

I have installed the atmel drivers on the desktop.  During 'make
config' I said no to the USB and pcmcia options, but there were no
explicit pci choices except for 'miniPCI'.  I went and said yes to
that.  The installation returned no errors (as far as I can tell).

Running ifconfig only gets me 'lo'. Running lspci returns the

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #3) (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 82)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB ICH4 IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
01:05.0 Network controller: Linksys: Unknown device 8201 (rev 11)
01:06.0 Communication controller: Conexant: Unknown device 2702 (rev 01)
01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)

I am assuming that the Network controller is the one I want, but I
don't know why it's id'd as Linksys.  Here's the what lspci -v says
about it:

01:05.0 Network controller: Linksys: Unknown device 8201 (rev 11)
	Subsystem: Accton Technology Corporation: Unknown device 3201
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
	I/O ports at c000 [size=256]
	Memory at ed012000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2


I can see that installing the driver has created an atmel.conf file in
/etc/pcmcia (which I edited on the laptop to get that card to work),
but there's no comparable 'pci' directory in /etc.

I really appreciate the help.


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