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Belkin wlan problem with Breezy

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Hello All: just got Breezy running on my hpominbook xe4100 notebook.
It's great - all's fine except my belkin pcmcia card. wlan0 won't come
up. Here's what I get: ndiswrapper installs fine but 'sudo ifup wlan0'
gives:

brian@thefergies:~$ sudo ifup wlan0
Password:
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.wlan0.pid with pid 0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2
Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP

sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
Bind socket to interface: No such device
Failed to bring up wlan0.

/etc/network/interfaces:

brian@thefergies:~$ sudo cat /etc/network/interfaces
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# This is a list of hotpluggable network interfaces.
# They will be activated automatically by the hotplug subsystem.
mapping hotplug
        script grep
        map eth0

# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wireless-essid easynote
#iface wlan0 inet static
#wireless-channel 11
#wireless-mode managed
#wireless-rate 11M
#wireless-key 1234567890
#wireless-txpower 20
#address 192.168.1.33
#netmask 255.255.255.0
#gateway 192.168.1.1

auto eth0

auto wlan0


I commented out those lines thinking there may be a problem with them (I
don't really know what they all mean anyway)
I started looking in 'dmesg' and found lots of errors with ndiswrapper
telling me to look in syslog. Here's what I've found in syslog:


Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.730000] ndiswrapper version
1.1 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] kmem_cache_create:
duplicate cache ndis_mdl
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] ------------[ cut
here ]------------
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] kernel BUG at <bad
filename>:28043!
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] invalid operand: 0000
[#1]
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] Modules linked in:
ndiswrapper atmel_cs atmel firmware_class orinoco_cs orinoco hermes
rfcomm l2cap bluetooth cpufreq_powersave cpufreq_stats cpufreq_userspace
cpufreq_ondemand cpufreq_conservative freq_table pcmcia tc1100_wmi video
battery container i2c_acpi_ec button pcc_acpi sony_acpi ac dev_acpi hotkey
ipv6 af_packet floppy pcspkr rtc snd_via82xx_modem snd_seq_dummy
snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_via82xx gameport
snd_ac97_codec snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_timer
snd_page_alloc snd_mpu401_uart snd_rawmidi snd_seq_device snd soundcore
i2c_viapro i2c_core via_ircc irda crc_ccitt yenta_socket rsrc_nonstatic
pcmcia_core shpchp pci_hotplug via_agp agpgart nls_iso8859_1 vfat fat
nls_cp437 ntfs dm_mod tsdev evdev psmouse mousedev parport_pc lp parport
md reiserfs thermal processor fan via_rhine mii uhci_hcd usbcore ide_cd
cdrom ide_disk ide_generic via82cxxx ide_core unix vesafb capability
commoncap vga16fb vgastate softcursor cfbimgb
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: t cfbfillrect cfbcopyarea fbcon tileblit
font bitblit
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] CPU:    0
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] EIP:
0060:[kmem_cache_create+940/1038]    Tainted: P      VLI
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] EFLAGS: 00010202
(2.6.12-9-386)
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] EIP is at
kmem_cache_create+0x3ac/0x40e
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] eax: c0271146   ebx:
cebc81e0   ecx: c5587f40   edx: cfdcb24b
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] esi: cfdcb254   edi:
cfdcb254   ebp: cebc82d0   esp: c5587f44
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] ds: 007b   es: 007b ss:
0068
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] Process modprobe (pid:
11605, threadinfo=c5586000 task=c36eba60)
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] Stack: 00000010 c0000000
00000004 c5587f84 c5586000 c0000000 c5586000 cfdc23b6
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] cfdcb24b 00000024
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 cfb6105e 00000000
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] cfdccac9 cfdccad8
cfdccada cfdccade 00000000 c0000000 c0129667 c036cde8
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] Call Trace: Nov 17
18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000]  [pg0
+262345654/1069995008] ntoskernel_init+0x46/0x70 [ndiswrapper]
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000]  [pg0
+259850334/1069995008] wrapper_init+0x5e/0xe4 [ndiswrapper]
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000]  [sys_init_module
+154/370] sys_init_module+0x9a/0x172
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000]  [sys_init_module
+181/370] sys_init_module+0xb5/0x172
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000]  [sysenter_past_esp
+84/117] sysenter_past_esp+0x54/0x75
Nov 17 18:49:23 localhost kernel: [4298714.731000] Code: c0 75 f8 31 c0 eb
04 19 c0 0c 01 85 c0 75 1e ff 74 24 20 68 46 11 27 c0 e8 71 12 fe ff 58 5a
ff 05 ac 15 37 c0 0f 8e 1a 0f 00 00 <0f> 0b 8b 6d 00 eb 97 8b 4c 24 04 b8 00
e0 ff ff 21 e0 89 48 18
Sorry it's so long (and it wraps funny too) When the light on the belkin
card just starts to faintly come on I start getting strange keyboard
behaviour (keyboard can't keep up with my typing and endless repetitions
of keystrokes that I'm not making anymore) so I'm thinking a conflict
somewhere. I don't know enough about how to even find what conflict, let
alone resolve it. Please point me to where I should go next.
Thanks in advance




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Re: Belkin wlan problem with Breezy

H.A.J. Koster
On Sun, 20 Nov 2005 09:17:50 +0100, brian wrote:

> Hello All: just got Breezy running on my hpominbook xe4100 notebook.
> It's great - all's fine except my belkin pcmcia card. wlan0 won't come
> up. Here's what I get: ndiswrapper installs fine but 'sudo ifup wlan0'
> gives:
>
> brian@thefergies:~$ sudo ifup wlan0
> Password:
> Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
>     SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
> There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.wlan0.pid with pid 0
> Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2
> Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
> All rights reserved.
> For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
>
> sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
> SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
> wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
> wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
> sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
> Bind socket to interface: No such device
> Failed to bring up wlan0.
>
> /etc/network/interfaces:
>
> brian@thefergies:~$ sudo cat /etc/network/interfaces
> # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
> # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
>
> # The loopback network interface
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
>
> # This is a list of hotpluggable network interfaces.
> # They will be activated automatically by the hotplug subsystem.
> mapping hotplug
>         script grep
>         map eth0
>
> # The primary network interface
> iface eth0 inet dhcp
>
> iface wlan0 inet dhcp
> wireless-essid easynote
> #iface wlan0 inet static
> #wireless-channel 11
> #wireless-mode managed
> #wireless-rate 11M
> #wireless-key 1234567890
> #wireless-txpower 20
> #address 192.168.1.33
> #netmask 255.255.255.0
> #gateway 192.168.1.1
>
> auto eth0
>
> auto wlan0
>
<snip>

If you want to start your network manually with "sudo ifup ... " then you
shouldn't start the eth0 and wlan0 interfaces automatically, so remove the
two lines starting with "auto  ... " in your interfaces file.

You may wish to look at the "network-manager" package. Do you find that
hotplug takes a long time during boot to configure the eth0 interface when
not connected... then also comment out the line in the interfaces file
with "map eth0".

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"Behavioral axioms are right, but agents make mistakes..."
(attributed to L.J. Savage)




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Re: Belkin wlan problem with Breezy

b&p
On Sun, 2005-11-20 at 17:58 +0100, Henk Koster wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Nov 2005 09:17:50 +0100, brian wrote:
>
> > Hello All: just got Breezy running on my hpominbook xe4100 notebook.
> > It's great - all's fine except my belkin pcmcia card. wlan0 won't come
> > up. Here's what I get: ndiswrapper installs fine but 'sudo ifup wlan0'
> > gives:
> >
> > brian@thefergies:~$ sudo ifup wlan0
> > Password:
> > Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
> >     SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
> > There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.wlan0.pid with pid 0
> > Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2
> > Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
> > All rights reserved.
> > For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
> >
> > sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
> > SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
> > wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
> > wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
> > sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
> > Bind socket to interface: No such device
> > Failed to bring up wlan0.
> >
> > /etc/network/interfaces:
> >
> > brian@thefergies:~$ sudo cat /etc/network/interfaces
> > # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
> > # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
> >
> > # The loopback network interface
> > auto lo
> > iface lo inet loopback
> >
> > # This is a list of hotpluggable network interfaces.
> > # They will be activated automatically by the hotplug subsystem.
> > mapping hotplug
> >         script grep
> >         map eth0
> >
> > # The primary network interface
> > iface eth0 inet dhcp
> >
> > iface wlan0 inet dhcp
> > wireless-essid easynote
> > #iface wlan0 inet static
> > #wireless-channel 11
> > #wireless-mode managed
> > #wireless-rate 11M
> > #wireless-key 1234567890
> > #wireless-txpower 20
> > #address 192.168.1.33
> > #netmask 255.255.255.0
> > #gateway 192.168.1.1
> >
> > auto eth0
> >
> > auto wlan0
> >
> <snip>
>
> If you want to start your network manually with "sudo ifup ... " then you
> shouldn't start the eth0 and wlan0 interfaces automatically, so remove the
> two lines starting with "auto  ... " in your interfaces file.
>
> You may wish to look at the "network-manager" package. Do you find that
> hotplug takes a long time during boot to configure the eth0 interface when
> not connected... then also comment out the line in the interfaces file
> with "map eth0".
>
Thanks for the reply Henk: Here's what happens after I've commented out
auto wlan0 from /etc/network/interfaces:

brian@thefergies:/media/cdrom$ sudo ndiswrapper -i Bel6020.inf
Installing bel6020
brian@thefergies:/media/cdrom$ ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
bel6020 driver present, hardware present
brian@thefergies:/media/cdrom$ sudo ifup wlan0
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.wlan0.pid with pid 0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2
Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP

sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:30:bd:4e:33:d6
Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:30:bd:4e:33:d6
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

brian@thefergies:/media/cdrom$ sudo ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:9F:0A:A1:0B  
          inet addr:192.168.1.33  Bcast:192.168.1.255
Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe0a:a10b/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:9702 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6665 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:10478890 (9.9 MiB)  TX bytes:540645 (527.9 KiB)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1c00

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:28331 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:28331 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:2897652 (2.7 MiB)  TX bytes:2897652 (2.7 MiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:30:BD:4E:33:D6  
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Memory:f800000-f800024

It's not that I WANT to start the wlan0 with sudo ifup wlan0 - I do that
because it doesn't start automatically, even when I boot with the belkin
card installed. I've also noticed that after 'ifup wlan0' my keyboard
does strange things - some keys repeat endlessly although I'm not
touching the keyboard anymore and other times I press a key and there's
a few seconds wait till something happens. If I 'ifdown wlan0' and then
remove the belkin card the keyboard returns to normal. Could there be
some kind of irq conflict? I haven't a clue where to even start sorting
that in linux - could someone give me some ideas on that, please?
Thanks again
b



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