PCMCIA on 6.0 bootcd

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Tue Sep 28 20:44:19 PDT 2004

Andy Neebel wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 19:52:46 -0700, Jeremy Utley <jeremy at jutley.org> wrote:
>>Andy Neebel wrote:
>>>Not sure what you want to do about this, but I'm trying to use the
>>>bootcd on my laptop, which has no onboard network capabilities, so I
>>>have to use pcmcia-cs usually.  I have learned that the pcmcia modules
>>>are on the disc, and my sockets are automatically detected and the
>>>drivers for them loaded, but I am unable to load drivers for my LAN
>>>card.  I found the driver for it, and it loads, but nothing happens, I
>>>can't find the eth device for it after it loads.
>>>I'm guess that this is how the cd is set up, but I think that you
>>>should either install pcmcia-cs or remove all of the pcmcia drivers
>>32-bit PCMCIA cards (cardbus cards) should be handled by hotplug.  What
>>driver does your NIC use?  Will it detect properly if the card is
>>inserted during start up?
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> No, it won't, but my card is an old 16 card.  the card is 3cxem556b,
> it uses the 3c589_cs driver.  I tried booting with it installed, no
> effect.  As far as I can tell/know the only way to intialize the card
> is with pcmcia-cs, or be executing the same commands manually, but I
> don't know what they are.
> Andy

Yeah, old 16-bit cards will not be detected by hotplug.  I don't know if 
Jeremy H included the pcmcia-cs package on the bootcd, but try running 
cardmgr -d.


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