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Old 12-29-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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PCMCIA almost working, oh so close. Please help

I have a micron millennia transport laptop (P133mhz, 32mb ram, 1.3gb drive) that uses a Cirrus Logic PD6729 (aka CL 6729) PCMCIA controller. I've tried every flavor possible on this old but good laptop.

DSL-N Linux is the closest I've come to getting it working. It seems to detect my card inserts, but there are no beeps. The light on my wireless NIC is on, but the system can't tell me what card is inserted. If i use my newer laptop, the same card is auto detected by DSL-N, so i know it's not the card.

My pcmcia config file (/etc/pcmcia/config.opts) looks like this:

PCIC_OPTS="wakeup=1 fast_pci"

I've tried changing the i82365 entry with a PD6729, but that didn't work either. I'm using kernel 2.6.12. Also, i've tried a bunch of different settings in the config file, but nothing seems to make any difference. How do i know it's actually referring to that config file in the first place?

-Thanks for the help
Old 12-29-2006, 02:59 PM   #2
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what I usually do is put a bunch of random characters into the config file just to see what -- if anything -- breaks.

of course, I also like drop-kicking computers and hate TPS reports.

sorry, I don't really know the answer to your question. There might be a half-dozen people on the entire planet who do. If you really want it solved, start debugging the kernel.


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