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Re: pcmcia card activation

On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 02:09:37PM +0100, Jan van Veldhuizen wrote:
> I am really a stupid newbie!!
> Now I've read that my xircom card is supported by pcmcia-cs, whatever that
> may be.
> But my installation notes from Debian do not tell me exactly what to do.
> Perhaps it does, but I can't find it.
> Which file must I edit, or what is the name of the configuration tool that I
> can use to tell Linux which card I have, what the IP-number should be,
> etc....

If you have both pcmcia-cs and pcmcia-modules installed, with the latter
compiled for the kernel you're using, your computer should locate your card
as soon as it's inserted, with no extra configuration required.  You should
hear a high beep as soon as it goes in, and you can check in /var/log/syslog
that your computer identified the card properly (the xirc2ps driver will
probably be used for it).  You'll see something like:

Feb 15 23:08:17 localhost cardmgr[163]: socket 0: Xircom CEM56
Feb 15 23:08:17 localhost cardmgr[163]: executing: 'modprobe xirc2ps_cs' 
Feb 15 23:08:17 localhost anacron[174]: Anacron 2.3 started on 2001-02-15 
Feb 15 23:08:17 localhost kernel: xirc2ps_cs.c 1.31 1998/12/09 19:32:55
Feb 15 23:08:17 localhost cardmgr[163]: executing: 'modprobe serial_cs' 

Then, to use the card, you put the settings into /etc/pcmcia/network.opts.
The sample settings already there should be simple enough to follow,
hopefully.  You'll want to pop the card out and reinsert, to make any new
network settings operative.


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