Re: laptop newbie pcmcia nightmare
What laptop is this?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Heather Stern" <email@example.com>
To: "Ant Ken" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: laptop newbie pcmcia nightmare
> On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 04:35:34PM +0100, Ant Ken wrote:
> > hi,
> > my goal is to get a fully working version of linux on my old pentium 75
> > laptop it has no cdrom drive just floppy pcmcia and irda
> > i have managed to get debain onto the laptop but now i cannot get it to
> > the pcmcia network card (3com 3c589) to talk to the network Plus to make
> > worse i have lost the install screen.
> > my first question is this:
> > how do i get the system to see the 3com card?
> First we need to know if it can spot the pcmcia bridge. lspci should
> reveal it. Most bridges are quite frankly intel i82365 clones (though now
> there are "flavors" even of that, your box is too old to worry about that)
> but there are also TCIC.
> There are two unsupported bridges I know of too. One of them is found in
> HP Omnibook 600. If you have that one I'm sorry to say you're out of
> ...once you can convince it to spot that, then inserting cards should get
> two beeps - one for recognizing the card is present, a second for whether
> setup properly. Thus usual failures at this second stage go (high beep)
> meaning "yes there's a card" "no idea what it is/wrong driver picked
> So - do you get beeps when you insert the card?
> > second question:
> > i have a home network, with a router dns server etc ( overkill i know,
> > its fun! )
> > how do i configure the networking side of things?
> There's considerable notes on this sort of thing in The Linux
> Project (http://www.tldp.org/). You could start with the Linux Gazette
> if you hate reading through FAQ documents (http://www.linuxgazette.com).
> The file you're most likely to want to tweak for pcmcia-network cards is
> > third question:
> > how do i get the install screen back so i can tell it i want to down
> > debain from the web and install it?
> You can do downloading without the big white install screen. The command
> line form is apt-get.
> So for instance
> apt-get install aptitude
> can install a nice console mode GUI where yyou can mark things, remove
> read descriptions of cool stuff, etc.
> > thanks and i hope some one can help me!
> > antken
> Let us know how the network gets going. Starting small and working
> the rest one part at a time makes the road less daunting.
> * Heather Stern * star@ many places...
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