May 07, 2006

Working again

I’m running Debian Sid in my laptop and I still don’t know why the Debian package team uses a older ndiswrapper version, current version (1.8), sometimes works and some others crashes the kernel, after downloading most recent version (1.16) and installing, my PCMCIA card is working again :-),

root@decadence:~/Documents/Downloads/wireless/WINXP# dmesg |tail
pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 0
ndiswrapper version 1.16 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver mrv8k51 (Marvell,01/19/2004, loaded
PCI: Enabling device 0000:03:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:03:00.0 to 64
ndiswrapper: using irq 11
wlan0: vendor: ‘Marvell 802.11 Driver’
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:0c:55:01:40:78 using driver mrv8k51, 11AB:1FA6.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA