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Very old laptop - need some help :)
02-11-2012, 10:17 PM (This post was last modified: 02-11-2012 10:41 PM by tavvva.)
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RE: Very old laptop - need some help :)
NOTE: First read my previous posts on the 2nd page ...


The pcmcia-cs-modules package can be downloaded here ...

Please, download it ..... burn to CD and transfer to the laptop (copy the file to your home directory to make it easier)

Once it is transferred, install the package with:
pacman -U pcmcia-cs-modules-3.2.8-1.pkg.tar.gz

If you've already loaded any modules manually, then reboot or unload them using the -r parameter ... for example : modprobe -r ds

Try these steps:
1.) switch to the original pcmcia-cs module

2.) call depmod (some warning about unresolved symbol might occur .. ignore it)
depmod -a

3.) try to load the original i82365 module (and stop here if you get errors)
modprobe i82365 fast_pci=1
modprobe ds

4.) check the dmesg and lspci output ... if the card is present, you can make the changes permanent by modifying the /etc/rc.modules to contain the following lines in the right order ....
/sbin/depmod -a
/sbin/modprobe i82365 fast_pci=1
/sbin/modprobe ds

5.) continue with the wifi driver configuration


I know this might look terrible .... but I plan to automate this hard work once we test it ....
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