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Re: need help with compile of pcmcia card driver

On Sun, 2003-07-20 at 23:47, Paul E Condon wrote:

> ds: no socket drivers loaded! (excl.pt. is part of the displayed message)
> I learned from pcmcia that there are two possible socket drivers: tcic and i82365.
> I tried insmod on both. Neither would install.

Use modprobe instead of insmod.  modprobe will (assuming all else is
good) pick up depencencies, and insmod will not.  This alone will
prevent a correct driver from loading, so you can't tell just with

> Is possible that my laptop is too old for modern pcmcia? I remember vaguely a time
> when there was a transition from 16bit to 32bit pcmcia. When was that? The laptop
> is a Fujitsu Lifebook 520D that was purchased in Jan 1997. Is that too old for 
> modern software?

As root, try 'lspci' and 'lspci -v'.  Part of my listing:

00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
00:02.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)


00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
        Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 0130
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
        Memory at 50000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: 20000000-203ff000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: 20400000-207ff000
        I/O window 0: 00004000-000040ff
        I/O window 1: 00004400-000044ff
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

This is a way to find out about your PCMCIA chipset.  In this case, all
that matters is "CardBus".  That's a 'modern' chipset, and doesn't need
either of the modules you mention above.

Let us know...

bwaldow at alum.mit.edu

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