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RE: Dell Latitude C800 and NIC card.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Dobson [mailto:steve.dobson@krasnegar.demon.co.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 10:07 AM
> To: Bill Shui
> Cc: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Dell Latitude C800 and NIC card.
> Hi Bill
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 11:49:48PM +1000, Bill Shui wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >          I have a Dell Latitude C800. Has anyone manage to 
> get the 3Com NIC 
> > CARD, FAST ETHERNET, 10/100MBPS working for their
> > debian box? If so, how?
> If by the Fast Ethernet card you me the 3c575 then yes.  I 
> have had that card
> working for around two years now.
> >          I have checked the site www.linux-laptop.net, and 
> I was wondering 
> > if kernel 2.4 handles the pcmcia stuff alright, without the need
> > to install the extra pcmcia package from 
>I have held back going the kernel 2.4.x, and one of the reasons is for
>device support.  If you getting it going under 2.4.x please let me know.


I have 2.4.2 running on an old micron.  The problem that I had was the
socket driver in the 2.4.2 kernel (yenta_socket?, I forget).  It is
a cardbus driver and won't work on my laptop.  If your laptop is an
older one like mine (16bit pcmcia) then generate the kernel without
any pcmcia support.  Then compile the pcmcia modules stand-alone and
install them.  Works fine that way...


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