28246Re: [linux-dell-laptops] wireless problems, dell truemobile 1150
- May 6, 2006You might have a bent pin on the edge connector inside the laptop. Take
a bright light and see if you can tell from the outside. Or if you are
so inclined, you can take the keyboard off and check it out from the
top. I have also seen instances where the pin gets pushed back through
the plastic base and detaches from the motherboard. That is a difficult
repair and involves some delicate soldering.
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>I have a problem:
>I operate Mepis (Debian) and I am trying to get my Dell truemobile
>1150 wireless card to operate. The computer simply will not detect the
>card. the status and activity indicators at the side of the card
>remain unlighted, as if the card itself is unactivated.Kwifi cannot
>detect the card. However, as i start up the computer and insert the
>card, the boot-up messages indicate that a PCMCIA card was inserted,
>so apparently, the computer is reading something. I have a 2650 inspiron.
>Also, sometimes when I repeatedly insert the wireless card, the
>activity light comes on with a steady light, but the computer still
>cannot detect it.
>I have ndiswrapper installed, and i tried some drivers from dell, but
>again, no dice.
>I tried the lscpi command, and it reads this:
>0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale)
>Chipset Host Bridge (rev 05)
>0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale)
>Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 05)
>0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub
>#1) (rev 02)
>0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub
>#2) (rev 02)
>0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
>0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC)
>0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
>0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller
>0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation
>82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
>0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem
>Controller (rev 02)
>0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11
>[GeForce2 Go] (rev b2)
>0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M
>[Tornado] (rev 78)
>0000:02:04.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0
>My kernel version is 2.6.15-1-586tsc. I run an inspiron 2650 p4 1.7 ghz.
>Can anyone give me any suggestions?
>Is something wrong with the card? Should I buy a new one?
>Did i miss something?
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