Atheros PCMCIA wireless card

jcazor at jcazor at
Tue Dec 14 00:18:44 PST 2004


im trying to automaticaly load on boot my atheros wireless card. 
i have a laptop and the card is a pcmcia.
when the machine boots y doesn't recognice the card because 
it doesnt know what driver to atach. but if i put
"ifconfig ath0 <address>"
it loads without problems
ive found out that to fix the problem i should edit the 
file /etc/pccard.conf but i dont know what string i must use to 
identify my card. 
i've tried to put the string of the output of "pciconf" but it 
doesnt work.
here you have some information:

/* this is the information of the card */

thinkpad#pciconf -lv

none4 at pci2:0:0:0: class=3D0x020000 card=3D0x3a941186 
chip=3D0x0013168c rev=3D0x01 hdr=3D0x00

vendor =3D 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
device =3D 'AR5213 802.11a/b/g Wireless Adapter'
class =3D network
subclass =3D ethernet


/* this is what ive filled in /etc/defaults/pccard.conf. what is 
wrong here? */

card "/Atheros */" "/ */"
config auto "ath" ?
insert /etc/pccard_ether $device start
remove /etc/pccard_ether $device stop


/* and this is the message that appears when i put in the 
pcmcia card. */

cardbus0: <network, ethernet> at device 0.0 (no driver 
cbb0: Cardbus card activation failed


The last thing i want tell you is that after ifconfig ath0, if i 
remove the card and i put in again, the driver loads 
automatically. do you know how remember the driver to atach? 
is there any file that has this information?

thank you in advance.



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