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Old 12-28-2004, 07:56 PM   #1
marales314
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PCMCIA vs. CardBus on Slack 10.0


I am running Slackware 10.0 on an old Compaq Armada 1750 laptop. The laptop has a PCMCIA slot, but I have a CardBus Ethernet Network Adapter that I want to use. I know that is possible sometimes to use CardBus in a PCMCIA slot, but will this work with Slackware?
 
Old 12-28-2004, 09:46 PM   #2
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I can tell you this:

I have a Armada 3500 running slack 10, using slack provided 2.6.7 kernel on
CD #2. During bootup it loads a cardbus module and my pcmcia 10/100
nic works fine.

My nic worked running 2.4.26, but not sure if cardbus was enabled or not.
(Immediatly upgraded to the 2.6.7)

Hope that helps.
-tw
 
Old 12-30-2004, 12:28 PM   #3
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Yeah, Thnx! I think the only way to really know for sure is to try it out, but it sounds like it should work.
 
  


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