Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 05-28-2005, 01:25 PM   #1
SuSE starter
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
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
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Distribution: OpenSuSE, SLE, Yoper, Sabayon
Posts: 69

Rep: Reputation: 15
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.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lindy 7-port USB, Firewire & 10/100 LAN combo Card Sonic7600 Linux - Hardware 2 10-02-2006 01:21 PM
LaCie Combo PC card errors SuSE starter Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 07-10-2005 09:25 PM
Firewire usb combo pci card trouble slacard Fedora 0 03-29-2005 11:57 PM
How to use virgin Lacie firewire drive nutthick Linux - Newbie 1 02-10-2005 11:57 PM
LaCie Firewire HD and RedHat8 fallchild6 Linux - Hardware 3 04-08-2003 07:31 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:07 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration