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Thread: IBM T30, new Cisco MPI-350 PCI card not loading

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    IBM T30, new Cisco MPI-350 PCI card not loading

    I installed a new Cisco MPI-350 PCI card into an IBM T30 Laptop. Unfortunately the card is not responding.

    From the below queries it appears that the system sees the card but is not able to address it.

    Appreciate any assistance offered.


    doug@doug-laptop:~$ lsb_release -d
    Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ uname -mr
    3.2.0-32-generic-pae i686

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 42)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV200 [Mobility Radeon 7500]
    02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
    02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
    02:02.0 Network controller: Cisco Aironet Wireless Communications Cisco Aironet Wireless 802.11b
    02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 42)

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ lspci -nn | grep 'Cisco'
    02:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Cisco Aironet Wireless Communications Cisco Aironet Wireless 802.11b [14b9:a504]

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    irda0 no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    joydev 17393 0
    thinkpad_acpi 73942 0
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    snd_rawmidi 25424 1 snd_seq_midi
    pcmcia 39791 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_intel8x0 33455 2
    snd_ac97_codec 106082 1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_pcm 80845 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    psmouse 86486 0
    snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd_timer 28931 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    radeon 737891 2
    yenta_socket 27465 0
    pcmcia_rsrc 18367 1 yenta_socket
    airo 77500 0
    serio_raw 13027 0
    pcmcia_core 21511 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    snd 62064 12 thinkpad_acpi,snd_rawmidi,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_co dec,snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_seq_device,snd_timer
    snd_page_alloc 14108 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    shpchp 32325 0
    soundcore 14635 1 snd
    nvram 14029 1 thinkpad_acpi
    bnep 17830 2
    nsc_ircc 23240 0
    irda 185517 1 nsc_ircc
    bluetooth 158438 7 bnep
    ppdev 12849 0
    video 19068 0
    ttm 65344 1 radeon
    crc_ccitt 12595 1 irda
    parport_pc 32114 1
    drm_kms_helper 45466 1 radeon
    drm 197599 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    mac_hid 13077 0
    i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 radeon
    ndiswrapper 192268 0
    lp 17455 0
    parport 40930 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    e100 36289 0
    floppy 60310 0

    It appears from above that both the airo and ndiswrapper modules are installed. Is this a problem? I installed the ndiswapper to get a USB wireless adapter to work but was unable to get it working reliably.

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep 'airo'
    [ 27.788306] airo(): Probing for PCI adapters
    [ 28.452527] airo 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
    [ 28.452573] airo(): Found an MPI350 card
    [ 36.789776] airo(): Max tries exceeded when issuing command
    [ 36.789790] airo(): Couldn't allocate RX FID
    [ 36.789884] airo(): Could not map memory
    [ 36.789923] airo 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A disabled
    [ 36.801643] airo(): Finished probing for PCI adapters

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    [sudo] password for doug:
    *-network:0 UNCLAIMED
    description: Network controller
    product: Cisco Aironet Wireless 802.11b
    vendor: Cisco Aironet Wireless Communications
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm vpd cap_list
    configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=4
    resources: ioport:8000(size=256) memory:d0200000-d0203fff memory:d0400000

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    irda0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
    * Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not enable again some interfaces
    * Reconfiguring network interfaces... [ OK ]

  2. #2
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    Re: IBM T30, new Cisco MPI-350 PCI card not loading

    Hi, yes you need to remove ndiswrapper.
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rf ndiswrapper
    sudo apt-get remove --purge ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ndisgtk
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
    sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/* 
    sudo depmod -a
    Thanks

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    Re: IBM T30, new Cisco MPI-350 PCI card not loading

    Tried to remove ndiswrapper using the commands listed below however after reboot it appears that ndiswrapper is still installed.

    here are the responses from the same queries made after reboot.

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    irda0 no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    joydev 17393 0
    pcmcia 39791 0
    radeon 737891 2
    thinkpad_acpi 73942 0
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    snd_intel8x0 33455 2
    snd_ac97_codec 106082 1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_rawmidi 25424 1 snd_seq_midi
    ttm 65344 1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper 45466 1 radeon
    snd_pcm 80845 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    psmouse 86486 0
    drm 197599 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    yenta_socket 27465 0
    pcmcia_rsrc 18367 1 yenta_socket
    airo 77500 0
    pcmcia_core 21511 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    serio_raw 13027 0
    snd_timer 28931 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_page_alloc 14108 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 radeon
    snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    shpchp 32325 0
    snd 62064 12 thinkpad_acpi,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_rawm idi,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore 14635 1 snd
    bnep 17830 2
    nsc_ircc 23240 0
    video 19068 0
    irda 185517 1 nsc_ircc
    bluetooth 158438 7 bnep
    ppdev 12849 0
    nvram 14029 1 thinkpad_acpi
    parport_pc 32114 1
    crc_ccitt 12595 1 irda
    mac_hid 13077 0
    ndiswrapper 192268 0
    lp 17455 0
    parport 40930 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    e100 36289 0
    floppy 60310 0
    doug@doug-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep 'airo'
    [ 26.383902] airo(): Probing for PCI adapters
    [ 26.976258] airo 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
    [ 26.976307] airo(): Found an MPI350 card
    [ 33.020040] airo(): Max tries exceeded when issuing command
    [ 33.020053] airo(): Couldn't allocate RX FID
    [ 33.020146] airo(): Could not map memory
    [ 33.020184] airo 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A disabled
    [ 33.029462] airo(): Finished probing for PCI adapters
    doug@doug-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    [sudo] password for doug:
    *-network:0 UNCLAIMED
    description: Network controller
    product: Cisco Aironet Wireless 802.11b
    vendor: Cisco Aironet Wireless Communications
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm vpd cap_list
    configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=4
    resources: ioport:8000(size=256) memory:d0200000-d0203fff memory:d0400000-d07fffff memory:f0000000-f01fffff
    *-network:1
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 8
    bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 42
    serial: 00:09:6b:10:16:fa
    size: 100Mbit/s
    capacity: 100Mbit/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.24-k2-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.2.122 latency=66 link=yes maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
    resources: irq:11 memory:d0204000-d0204fff ioport:8400(size=64)
    doug@doug-laptop:~$ iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    irda0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
    * Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not enable again some interfaces
    * Reconfiguring network interfaces... [ OK ]

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    Re: IBM T30, new Cisco MPI-350 PCI card not loading

    Ran the uninstall commands again and it appears here that ndiswrapper is uninstalled.

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe -rf ndiswrapper
    [sudo] password for doug:

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ndisgtk
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package ndisgtk is not installed, so not removed
    Package ndiswrapper-common is not installed, so not removed
    Package ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 is not installed, so not removed
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 66 not upgraded.

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
    rm: cannot remove `/etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf': No such file or directory

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/*
    rm: cannot remove `/etc/ndiswrapper/*': No such file or directory

    doug@doug-laptop:~$ sudo depmod -a

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