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Subject  :  Failed to Register?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  13 Dec, 2006 on 17:42
I have an IBM wifi card in my T23. The driver seems to load but it failed to register the IRQ with the resource manager and failed to register the device (IIRC on the second half) with the resource manager. How do I get it to register with the resource manager? I have eCS 1.2 running on the Thinkpad. I bought the upgrade just recently; therefore, it is the most recent release. Any help would be appreciated.
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Subject  :  Re:Failed to Register?
Author  :  Sebadoh sys3175@optonline.net
Date  :  20 Dec, 2006 on 05:32
It is quite normal for network cards not to show up in resource manager... In fact the only ones which I ever knew to show up were old MCA boards in PS/2 systems. The problem is most likely an IRQ conflict.. you'd have to use a pci snooper to see what irq it is using and what it is conflicting with.


BigWarpGuy (13 Dec, 2006 17:42):
I have an IBM wifi card in my T23. The driver seems to load but it failed to register the IRQ with the resource manager and failed to register the device (IIRC on the second half) with the resource manager. How do I get it to register with the resource manager? I have eCS 1.2 running on the Thinkpad. I bought the upgrade just recently; therefore, it is the most recent release. Any help would be appreciated.

Subject  :  Re:Failed to Register?
Author  :  dljone9 dljone9@os2world.com
Date  :  20 Dec, 2006 on 06:48

BigWarpGuy (13 Dec, 2006 17:42):
I have an IBM wifi card in my T23. The driver seems to load but it failed to register the IRQ with the resource manager and failed to register the device (IIRC on the second half) with the resource manager. How do I get it to register with the resource manager? I have eCS 1.2 running on the Thinkpad. I bought the upgrade just recently; therefore, it is the most recent release. Any help would be appreciated.

If you are using th IBM built driver, take a look at the readme
file - it gives you driections on how to assign an IRQ to the
NIC (which is what I had to do to get to going).


Subject  :  Re:Failed to Register?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  21 Dec, 2006 on 21:17
Thank you for the information. I will check it out.

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Subject  :  Re:Failed to Register?
Author  :  El Vato
Date  :  23 Dec, 2006 on 20:43

BigWarpGuy (13 Dec, 2006 17:42):
I have an IBM wifi card in my T23. The driver seems to load but it failed to register the IRQ with the resource manager and failed to register the device (IIRC on the second half) with the resource manager.

Sometimes you have to disable a port device to begin your trial and error tunning of your Config.sys so that your devices will be recognized by Thinkpads.

Make sure that the line:

DEVICE=X:\OS2\BOOT\COM.SYS

(where X is, of course, your OS/2 boot drive)
appears in your OS/2 Config.sys. Quite often, at least on Merlin and Warp 3, the statement is not included during the installation.

If the above statement exists make sure that the drivers that reference the support for your PCCARD (if any) of the form:

$ICPMOS2.SYS
autodrv2.sys
FLSH2MTD.sys
IBM2SS01.SYS
IBM2SS04.SYS
IBM2SS14.sys
PCM2FLSH.sys
PCM2SRAM.SYS
PCMCIA.sys
pcmssdif.sys
VPCMCIA.SYS
AHA152X.add
FD16-700.add
pcm2ata.add

are BELOW your Config.sys statement:

DEVICE=X:\OS2\BOOT\COM.SYS

You may also play disabling/enabling the resource assignments (for example, infrared) with the DOS based Configuration utility:
<
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4ZFPEG >

There used to be a native version for OS/2 --the last time I used it was on a TP600e-- apparently, it is not available for T23s, but try searching for it.

Additionally, use the RMVIEW.EXE /IRQ utility available and if you see, for example, two IRQs are being assigned to the same device; if so, then either in BIOS and/or with the DOS configuration utility, attempt to modify the resources claimed to one per device. Do not forget to reboot after a SINGLE modification otherwise you will not know if your changes took effect.

Equally important, BEFORE rebooting mark your Resource Manager Properties to full hardware detection on the next system restart (elaborating about it, this is the first thing that you should try before any thing else).


BigWarpGuy (13 Dec, 2006 17:42):
How do I get it to register with the resource manager? I have eCS 1.2 running on the Thinkpad. I bought the upgrade just recently; therefore, it is the most recent release. Any help would be appreciated.

Do not the current masters of the OS/2 code provide any support, whatsoever?


Subject  :  Broadcom Corp? (Re:Failed to Register?)
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  29 Dec, 2006 on 22:32
I tried the pcisniifer from Hobbes. It shows the card as a Broadcom Corp BCM4306(??) 802.11g Wireless NIC. There is a Broadcom driver in the network setup program. I will give it a try and return with the results.

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Subject  :  Re:Failed to Register?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  10 Jan, 2007 on 14:26
I contacted Broadcom but they said they do not have the drivers. They said I should get in touch with the seller/'manufacturer' of the card. I guess that would be IBM. I am still working on it to 'register'. The pci sniffer indicates it is using IRQ 11 which seems to be used by another device.

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