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 From:  Joey Morin <jmorin at icomm dot ca>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: NON-wireless PCMCIA netcards, and replacing pccard.conf
 Date:  Mon, 14 Jun 2004 19:45:42 -0400 (EDT)
This one time, at band camp, Joey Morin said:

> > *whimper!*
>
> nothing like the triumph of hard work over common sense.  i forwarded my
> brother my little journal of this crazy endeavour and he called me up to
> say, simply, "U-GLY."
> ...
> p.s. i'll have more news re: my pcmcia woes soon.

well.  don't i feel sheepish.

turns out the source of the problem was the card.

seems the XJ10BT card i have is flaky.  or an unsupported revision.  or
something.

the rest of this email is now rather accademic, but i'm still curious to
know what gives.  if anyone cares to help...

the card works fine under win95.  and win98 (although the native driver
doesn't work: have to roll back to the win95 driver).  and win2k.  i had
noticed that it didn't like some cables that other netcards had no trouble
with, but it work fine otherwise.

i got my hands on three other XJ10BT cards (on loan) to test.  they all
work just fine with m0n0.  very strange.

so i went back to the non-functioning XJ10BT and took a look at the
syslogs again.  i've found some strange entries:

	Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: mpd: warning: line too long, truncated
	Jun 11 12:10:16 pizza mpd: mpd: caught fatal signal term

this of course doesn't occur on the other three functioning XJ10BTs.

so, i'm guessing that the card is reponding to some query by mpd (or
other?) with an inappropriately long string.  i'd like to dertermine what
that response is, so i can diagnose the problem with the card.  i'm hoping
that i can adjust m0n0 to deal with this so that i can use the card.

anyone know what i need to tickle to get a debug log from mpd (or
whatever) to capture pccard response strings?

many thanks,
jj


---------begin-syslog-excerpt-----------
Jun 11 12:09:32 pizza mpd: mpd: pid 865, version 3.18 (root at nb dot neon1 dot net 16:18 29-May-2004)
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] ppp node is "mpd865-pppoe"
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] exec: /sbin/ifconfig sn1 up
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: mpd: warning: line too long, truncated
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] using interface ng0
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] IPCP: peer address cannot be zero
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] IFACE: Open event
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] IPCP: Open event
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] IPCP: state change Initial --> Starting
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] IPCP: LayerStart
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: mpd: warning: line too long, truncated
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] bundle: OPEN event in state CLOSED
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] opening link "pppoe"...
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] link: OPEN event
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] LCP: Open event
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] LCP: state change Initial --> Starting
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] LCP: LayerStart
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
Jun 11 12:09:33 pizza mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state OPENING
...
Jun 11 12:09:42 pizza mpd: [pppoe] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
Jun 11 12:09:42 pizza mpd: [pppoe] device: DOWN event in state OPENING
Jun 11 12:09:42 pizza mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state DOWN
Jun 11 12:09:42 pizza mpd: [pppoe] link: DOWN event
Jun 11 12:09:42 pizza mpd: [pppoe] LCP: Down event
Jun 11 12:09:42 pizza mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
Jun 11 12:09:42 pizza mpd: [pppoe] pausing 6 seconds before open
Jun 11 12:09:42 pizza mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state DOWN
Jun 11 12:09:48 pizza mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
Jun 11 12:09:48 pizza mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state OPENING
...
Jun 11 12:10:16 pizza mpd: mpd: caught fatal signal term
---------end-syslog-excerpt-----------