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homeofmike 05-10-2006 07:55 PM

PCI card detected as generic, sort of
I have a PCMCIA card I'm trying to install and configure. When I insert the card, I see that event in /var/log/messages as a generic card inserted. However, I do not see any changes in /proc/bus/usb/devices which I expect to see. I'm not sure how to get the card to appear as a device. If I can get that far, there is another thread here that will take me the rest of the way (unable to post url).

Details: Fedora Core 3, 4, and now 5. Card is a Novatel V620 EV-DO Network card. Card is supposed to show as a USB device to the OS.

I know I'm missing something basic. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. I've worked on this for over a week without making any significant progress, and could really use a hand. Thanks to all in advance!

Linux.tar.gz 05-12-2006 07:10 PM

Type as root:
ifconfig -a

homeofmike 05-15-2006 11:34 AM

Results summarized below (system is not on the network)

# ifconfig -a

link encap:Ethernet
HWaddr <valid MAC address>
Base address:0x2000

(standard loopback device)

Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4

<and a few vmnet devices>

The problem was occuring before I ever installed vmware.

Linux.tar.gz 05-15-2006 06:14 PM

You got eth0, so you have an ethernet card named 0.
Put your distro in your profile.
You can do static or dynamic:
ifconfig eth0 netmask
(read "man ifconfig" for more details) or:
dhcpcd eth0

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