ian reinhart geiser on Fri, 12 Oct 2001 12:28:57 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] 802.11 with DevFS on 2.4.12

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On Friday 12 October 2001 12:15 pm, you wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 11:49:01AM -0400, ian reinhart geiser wrote:
> >       I have gotten my new DLink DWL-500 cards and i have followed the
> > howtos to get pcmcia installed.  I can use the card utilites and can
> > ident the card. But since I have no dev entry in the /dev/ for it.
> Well, what does the documentation with the pcmcia ethernet driver
> have to say? Is there an LKM that needs to be insmod'ed? Also, why
> is lacking a /dev entry for the card causing you trouble? Can you
> not use ifconfig to configure the card and locate a base station?
> (Or set the card in adhoc mode and detect the other card?)

This was the main reason i posted to the list.
There seems to be little to no documentation on DevFS.

I cannot even figure out what device this bugger is suppose to be.  So far I 
can see it via the proc file system and the pcmcia tools but that is where it 

The biggest reason I have been using it is because most hot plug USB devices 
have been very falkey with my non devfs kernels.  That and for some reason my 
joystick only runs with devfs.  Also  devfs deals  with my USB zip drive 
comming and going much better than the older method.

The biggest problem is almost 90% of the networking docs out there are for 
the 2.2.x kernels.  And those that are for the 2.4.x kernels do not deal with 
DevFS issues.

any clues?
- -ian reinhart geiser
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