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Old 11-29-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
Joe Shmo
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pcmcia ethernet card not working (anymore)


Hey,

I tested damn small linux on an old toshiba tecra 500CDT as live system. On the Notebook was a Windows 95 without CD Rom but with a Fiberline FE1500 PCMCIA 10/100 card.

So I make the poorman install, like extracting everything from the iso /KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX file to C:\KNOPPIX\KNOPPIX under the windows file system. With the boot floppy 'damn small linux' starts fine and the PCMCIA card works :-) and even the perfomance from the distribution was okay on the old hardware. So I decided to make a hdd install, which succeeded after a while and hanging around in some forums (before that I crashed the windows system )

But now 'damn small linux' doesn't recognize my pcmcia card anymore. During boot the system says: card in socket 0 (or 1 - it's the same result) not supported.

In the distribution tomsrtbt I had the same problem (but there I get a failure message with some details of the card), so I added these lines to the file /etc/config.opts
card "Fiberline FE1500"
version "Dual Speed", "10/100 PC Card", "1.0", " "
manfid: 0x0149, 0xc1ab
bind "pcnet_cs"
After that it works, although it had to work without that, I find a lot of hints in the internet, which say to the FE1500:
"no entry necessary in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts, works with NE2000 drive"

Anyway, under damn small linux it doesn't work neither with nor without these lines in the config.opts :-(

Anyone an idea, what is the different by the live-CD install of damn small linux and the hdd install relating to my pcmcia card?




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