Problem with cardbus cards being recognized in my laptop

heatonjmark at heatonjmark at
Tue Aug 21 16:49:48 PDT 2007

Hi, folks,

I was wondering if I could get some advice on a problem I'm having getting cardbus cards recognized by my laptop (HP zv6000) running FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE 0. If I insert a card into the cardbus slot it the insertion is not recognized by the system. There is no trace that anything even occurred in dmesg. Likewise if I boot with a card inserted there is seemingly no recognition that the card is even there. And equally obviously there is no device created to configure (in my case an atheros based wlan card). The only trace of it is in dmesg that it sees the bus but does not see the card... see snip of dmesg below.
cbb0: <TI1510 PCI-CardBus Bridge> at device 4.0 on pci3
cardbus0: <CardBus bus> on cbb0
pccard0: <16-bit PCCard bus> on cbb0
end snip----------------------------------------------------------------------------

My kernel is compiled with the following options...
# PCMCIA and cardbus bridge support
device????????? cbb???????????? # cardbus (yenta) bridge
device????????? pccard????????? # PC Card (16-bit) bus
device????????? cardbus???????? # CardBus (32-bit) bus
end of snip-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
and just in case, I added the following line to /etc/rc.conf. I don't think this entry will help a 32 bit cardbus but I figured It wouldn't hurt since I could not find an equivalent for cardbus.


I would have assumed a dead slot except that it worked when booted with Windows. And even now I can boot from a Linux live cd and see the insertion event in dmesg under linux.

Snip of Linux dmesg-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[17179744.904000] pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 0

[17179745.192000] wlan: (

[17179745.196000] ath_rate_sample: Unknown symbol ath_hal_computetxtime

[17179745.232000] ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_rate_tx_complete

[17179745.232000] ath_pci: Unknown symbol _ath_hal_attach

[17179745.232000] ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_rate_attach

[17179745.232000] ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_rate_newassoc

[17179745.232000] ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_hal_computetxtime

End of snip------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,
mark h.

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