[ltp] Thinkpad 600E and Mandrake

Andrew Lee linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Mon, 3 Jun 2002 10:10:20 +0100

Ok, I've disabled the Par Port now (as I can just print through my network if 
I need to - and I rarely do anyway), so the NIC is using IRQ 7, which leaves 
3 and 10 for the modem. 

Modem module is loading OK now, then tries to start mwavem
mwave modem, initialising wave manager...OK
mwave modem, initialising modem specific code...ERROR

or if I restart the process it says
Stoppping Mwave modem
Stopping Mwave manager: [OK]
Unloading kernel module: [OK]
Starting Mwave modem
Loading kernel Module: [OK]
Starting Mwave manager: [FAILED]

Syslog reports

some warning about tainting the kernel as ther's no license- 
kernel: ttyS01 at port 0x02f8 (IRQ=3) is a 16550A (presume this means that 
the serial port is now configured correctly)
mwave: mwave modem, initialising wave manager...OK
mwavem: mwave modem, mwmspcfc::mwmHandleErrorCommon::achFILE=MWMSPCFC.C, 
line=5106, ulPrimaryCode=5, ulSecondaryCode=ffffff5d, usSubcode=0
meavem: Mwave - INTERNAL ERROR

Any ideas? The error info on IBM's page seems a little sparse, and only 
relates to DSP - which seems to be loading OK.

Feels tantalisingly clost to working, but I'm stumped now!



On Saturday 01 June 2002 11:43 pm, you wrote:
> Andrew Lee wrote:
> >On Saturday 01 June 2002 10:55 pm, you wrote:
> >>E Lofstad wrote:
> >>>>Is there anyway that I can force the NIC to use a different IRQ? I've
> >>>> no idea which one it should use though - looks like they're all taken.
> >>>
> >>>Look in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts
> >>>Use the "exclude irq" statement to keep the NIC off of the mwave driver
> >>>I believe PCMCIA driver can share an IRQ with another driver (but not
> >>>the mwave)
> >>
> >>If it is a 16-bit pcmcia card it can't share an IRQ (think ISA), but if
> >>it is a 32-bit cardbus card (think PCI) then it usually can.
> >
> >I've no idea if it's 16 bit - it's fairly old, so there's a good chance.
> >It's a 3Comn 3c589b PCMCIA card.
> Yep, that's 16-bit, it needs its own IRQ.  I use a 3Com 3CCFE575CT
> (3c575) that
> I purchased just because my old PE-200 was 16-bit and messed with the
> modem.
> >It seems that it won't work like that anyway, as the IRQ 10 is used by the
> >modem also. I think I'm going to give up. I have adsl at home here, so the
> >laptop can connect to that by my network, and when I go away, I will just
> >have to buy a modem card.
> Or when you want to use the modem just pop out the network card.  Two
> ISA devices
> can have the same IRQ as long as you don't try to use them at the same
> time.
> You might also exclude IRQ 10 in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts and see if the
> card will then use
> IRQ 7.  7 is for the printer, but Linux can poll the printer port for
> simple uses like printing,
> though if you need to use one of the faster modes for the parallel port
> (like I have a webcam
> there) then that needs the IRQ all of the time.
> Good luck
> wes
> >thanks to all - at least I have sound now, so the DVD and CD player works
> > :)
> >
> >-AJL
> >
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