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Re: 32-bit pcmcia in an old laptop?

On Thursday 04 November 2004 07:47 pm, Jacob S wrote:
> Hello List,
> I've got an old Toshiba Tecra 720CDT (133Mhz w/96MB ram). I just
> bought a Netgear WG511 802.11g wireless card to put in it. The pcmcia
> card is (obviously) a 32bit card. Up to this point I've only used
> 16bit cards in the laptop.
> The problem is the card is not being recognized at all by Linux. I
> upgraded the kernel to 2.6.8 (it had been running an old 2.2 kernel),
> and installed hotplug and discover (didn't think they would really do
> anything, but it made it easier to get the drivers installed for
> other things like the sound card). When I insert the card, neither of
> the leds on the card turn on, I don't get any of the usual beeps from
> the computer, etc. Cardctl reports both sockets as being empty. The
> pcmcia controller is an old generic i82365 chipset.
> So, my question. I'm guessing this is a compatability issue; the old
> laptop can use 16bit cards but not 32bit and that the card shouldn't
> be this dead even if it were somehow defective when I got it. Can
> someone with more pcmcia experience confirm this, or give me any tips
> to do more troubleshooting?

Iam sure the Tecra has a 32 bit cardbus slot. Can't help on the pcmcia 
stuff though.

Greg C. Madden

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