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Old 05-18-2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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Slack 13 PCMCIA / CardBus Cards Found Every Other Time


I am using a new to me, but old, Fujitsu LifeBook B-series notebook. When I insert a PCMCIA card it is not detected. If I remove it and insert it again, it works fine. I have had the same experience with every PCMCIA card that I have tried.

If the card is not detected, I also can issue the pccardctl insert command and the card is found.

I know that I could poll the interface from time to time with the above command in a simple daemon, but that would just be a work around.

So, is it my hardware, or slackware? Is there a fix or a better work around than the polling solution that I proposed above.

Old 05-19-2010, 03:24 AM   #2
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Not much to offer, other than 2 PCMCIA cards work as expected on 5 laptops, both i486 and x86_64. The laptops are Dell c600,c800,c840,d830 and a Compaq Armada m700. The cards are a Linksys wireless adapter, and a 3Com ethernet adapter.

I'd look at /etc/pcmcia/config.opts explained here
Google wasn't much help, though there were some reports of polling issues with different Fijitsu notebooks. Sadly, these reports were all quite old, dating to kernels 2.2-2.4.


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