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Old 05-28-2005, 01:25 PM   #1
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LaCie USB/FireWire combo pc card


I'm using SuSE 9.2 and there seems to be a problem everytime I boot Linux and I have the LaCie combo pc card in the PCMCIA slot of the laptop.

I have a wireless USB adapter connected to the USB 1.1 port of the laptop and the wlan0 device doesn't initiate when I have the pc card in the PCMCIA slot. When the pc card isn't inserted, the system boots properly and the wlan0 is up and running without any problems.

I don't know why wlan0 doesn't start when the pc card is in the PCMCIA slot and I would be grateful for any suggestions and advice as to what might be wrong.

I have to add that in order for my wireless USB adapter to operate with Linux I have to use ndiswrapper because there aren't any native Linux drivers for it, so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the problem that occurs when I boot SuSE 9.2 with the pc card inserted in its slot.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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I had problems with external storage in suse 9.2. The only way I fixed it was upgrading the kernel to a Suse kernel of the day. In my case it didn't have the neccessary support for my type of storage cabinet. I have now upgraded to Suse 9.3 which is coming out for public release very shortly and is currently available legally on torrent I believe.
 
  


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