Cardbus detection at boot time...

Peter Losher Peter_Losher at
Mon Apr 19 12:32:51 PDT 2004


I have seen similar questions asked in -mobile w/ no answer, so I thought 
I would take a shot here...

I have a Dell Inspron 5100, and I have been using (until this weekend) 
5.2.1-REL w/ a Netgear MA401 PCMCIA 802.11b wireless card.  The wireless 
card has been getting nicked over time, and I thought it would ne nice 
to get a card upgrade.  I had a Cardbus card already (Netgear WG511), 
but it's Prisim 3 based, so there wasn't a native driver for it...  

So I picked up a Atheros based card (DLink DWL-G650)  And it works fine 
with the ath driver.  However, the one nag I have is that FreeBSD won't 
detect the card at boot time:

cbb0: CardBus card activation failed

I have to pop the card out and pop it back in (or pop in the card after 
the initial detection) for the card to be detected properly. 

ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0x88010000-0x8801ffff irq 11 at device 0.0 on 
start (88010000) < sc->membase (f6000000)
ath0: mac 5.9 phy 4.3 5ghz radio 4.6
ath0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
ath0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24
Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
ath0: 802.11 address: 00:0d:88:c8:21:6f

This weekend I updated to -current to use the NDIS driver w/ the WG511, 
and although I got the card to work, I have the same boot-time issues. 
(Guess it's a generic CardBus issue)

Has anyone found a workaround in perhaps /boot/device.hints to 
fix/workaround this issue?

Thanks - Peter
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