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Old 07-01-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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Expresscard hardware refresh

I posted this question on the ubuntu forums but nobody responded, so I said "surely the linux masters over at linux questions have the answer!" So here's my post.

Hey guys, I just got a new laptop and I've got an e-sata expresscard for my external hard drive which all works great! The only thing is that if I don't have it plugged in and turned on at boot up it doesn't work. So I figured there had to be a way to make my computer refresh it's expresscard drivers or something so that I don't have to reboot to get it to work. Does anyone know how I might be able to do this? That would be super helpful and life-changing.

So pretty much I just need to know how to refresh my expresscard slot without rebooting my whole system.

Old 07-04-2007, 10:22 AM   #2
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I did a bit of searching and it seems that the e-sata refresh requires use of calls to the acpi. That is info based on a Microsoft site. Might be a start for you.



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