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Re: Dell/3Com 10/100 Base-TX pcmcia network card

This does seem weird.  One of my laptops is a Dell Inspiron 3500, and my
Dell/3com card works flawlessly in it.  The card also works well in my

I am running frozen on both of them with 2.2.14 and current pcmcia
sources, I never run a stock kernel, although I have used this 3com card
for an install.

I don't know what to say from here

Hugo van der Merwe wrote:
> > I have a bunch of those cards, it is a 3com 10/100 cardbus ethernet card.
> > The card is a 3c575 with A Dell label.  It should work fine with frozen
> > with no different options from your other card.
> >
> > What are the symptoms when you plug it in.  What type of laptop do you
> > have, keep in mind this is a card bus card and if your machine is 3 or
> > more years old it likely won't recognize the card (the machine will act as
> > if nothing was inserted, no noises or anything).
> >
> > Send the syslog output from when you insert the card.
> OK, I plugged the thing into my laptop, and it worked perfectly. I plugged
> it into his machine, and looked at syslog. There was one line I
> spesifically noticed, namely the last one:
> cardmgr[141]: executing: './network start eth0'
> cardmgr[141]: + ioctl: operation not supported
> What would this mean? His machine is a Dell, he got the card with it, and
> it works in Windows. I am thinking: install unstable, kernel sources,
> pcmcia sources, and compile, using my network card... actually, I suppose
> I'll use the default kernel first, but unstable, anyway, since that is
> what I'm running, and that is what works. From the problems I heard about
> he pcmcia sources and 2.2.15 in frozen, I'm a little hesitant, is there a
> reason to stick to 2.2.14?
> Thanks,
> Hugo van der Merwe

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