Re: orinoco USB driver

From: Manuel Estrada Sainz (
Date: Sun Jul 06 2003 - 17:53:25 EST

On Sat, Jul 05, 2003 at 05:16:01PM -0700, Joshua Kwan wrote:
> I'm currently trying to get my Avaya Wireless 'Silver' USB device to
> work with the orinoco_usb driver v0.2.1.
> Firstly, it is not 'supported.' So I had to use force_unsupported=1.
> But the firmware you download is from Avaya's site, so it seems to me
> like it should work!
> Here's what i get:
> firesong:/usr/src/orinoco-usb-0.2.1# modprobe orinoco_usb debug=1 force_unsupported=1
> /usr/src/orinoco-usb-0.2.1/driver/orinoco_usb.c: Device is not supported (you may want to set force_unsupported=1)
> /usr/src/orinoco-usb-0.2.1/driver/orinoco_usb.c: Trying to handle device anyway as requested
> /usr/src/orinoco-usb-0.2.1/driver/orinoco_usb.c:bridge_probe: ENTER
> /usr/src/orinoco-usb-0.2.1/driver/orinoco_usb.c: No firmware to download
> /usr/src/orinoco-usb-0.2.1/driver/orinoco_usb.c:bridge_remove_in_urb: no urb to remove
> /usr/src/orinoco-usb-0.2.1/driver/orinoco_usb.c:bridge_delete: ENTER
> unregister_netdevice: device wlan%d/cf4f3000 never was registered
> /usr/src/orinoco-usb-0.2.1/driver/orinoco_usb.c:bridge_delete: EXIT
> /usr/src/orinoco-usb-0.2.1/driver/orinoco_usb.c:bridge_probe: EXIT
> drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver Orinoco USB
> orinoco_usb.c v0.2.1 (Manuel Estrada Sainz <>)
> The light does not come on and I don't get any device. I notice that the
> firmware is loaded from a .SYS file and installed into the hotplug
> /usr/lib directory. When is this loaded?
> Do you have any pointers? It would be really nice to get the card to
> work!

 You need a working hotplug package for the new driver to work.


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