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Old 07-11-2005, 05:36 AM   #1
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Compaq 1201z laptop - pcmcia card recognition problem


I've a compaq presario 1201z laptop with a dual-boot Mandrake 9.2/Windows XP(SP2) installed on it. I lost the user manual for this laptop. Thus, I cannot confirm whether it will support cardbus adaptors or not. After recently upgrading to Fedora core 3 (just to upgrade to kernel 2.6.x) I've noticed that the laptop has a TI-1410 controller in it.

I bought a firewire/USB2.0 combo pcmcia card. When I insert the card neither Windows XP nor FC3 recognize this card

I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.11 assuming better support for devices and controllers in linux. It did not help either.

My search for TI-1410 and linux has shown many people happy using it. I'm not sure if my laptop cannot support 32-bit cardbus devices. I'm not sure if my laptop supports only 16-bit pcmcia cards Can someone confirm this?

I know that the pcmcia combo card works by testing it on a sony viao laptop.

FYI, lspci shows a TI-1410 card bus controller.

Thanks in advance for any help. If anyone here has a compaq 120x series laptop and has used a 32-bit cardbus pcmcia card with it, please give me guidance.

Thank you.



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