Re: System freezes after starting PCMCIA
>>>>> "Philipp" == Philipp Schulte <email@example.com> writes:
Philipp> On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 03:57:02PM -0700, Hubert Chan wrote:
>> The way you're writing sounds like if you start pcmcia what the card
>> isn't in, then the system doesn't freeze. Is that right?
Philipp> Yes. I somehow managed once to load the the tulip_cb module. But
Philipp> ifconfig would not work then.
So what happens if you start pcmcia without the card, then stick the card in,
and run "cardctl insert" (as root)?
>> If the card is supposed to work fine, there may be something wrong with
>> the PCMCIA controller. Some manufacturers don't use very compatible
>> chipsets. Toshiba (my laptop) is one of them -- I had to disable 32-bit
>> CardBus support to get it to work. I don't know anything about
>> LifeBook, though.
Philipp> You mean while doing the PCMCIA-config? Should I try that? Phil
I had to disable CardBus support in my BIOS. It wasn't a software thing. I
don't remember what happened before I disabled it. I think that the PCMCIA
modules just didn't recognize the controller and failed to initialize the card.
If your BIOS has a setting for that, you can try changing it. It shouldn't be
harmful, and if it still doesn't work, you can always change it back.