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Old 09-11-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
1kyle
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Dell Laptop problem PCMCIA card SUSE 10 RC 1


Hi --this only seems to happen on a DELL laptop (Sony and Toshiba seem OK)
Wireless networking and PCMCIA cards (or Cardbus as I think they are now called).

1) If Card is NOT inserted at Boot time then you can't get any squeak out of the card afterwards -- No lights --nothing --didly squat -- So I think the PCMCIA driver or whatever has changed ( Hotplug ????)

So anybody got any ideas on how to start the card.


Now if you DO have the card in at boot time then the card is recognised, your router will display an assigned IP address for your computer but you can't get to the network via PING or logon to the Internet --even if you switch the firewall off.

The VAIO and Toshiba laptops seem to work fine

Note I've been using (without problems) the NDISWRAPPER and a Linksys WPC54g wireless PCMCIA (CARDBUS) card.

All 3 laptops worked OK with SUSE 10.0 Beta 4 but you DID have to insert the card in AFTER BOOT

So for Dell it seems 1 step forward and 2 backwards.

I think SUSE / Novell should pay me for the amount of testing I've been doing on these Betas.

Same problem on the DELL if you have a Microdrive / Camera flash card that you access with a PCMCIA card (rather than a USB Card Reader) -- Hot plug seems to be totally hosed up with PCMCIA cards.

Cheers

-K

Last edited by 1kyle; 09-11-2005 at 10:07 AM.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 10:13 AM   #2
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I think SUSE / Novell should pay me for the amount of testing I've been doing on these Betas.
Hmm, I think they call it OpenSUSE because they don't want to pay you

I don't know if you've heard about this: http://www.opensuse.org/Submit_a_bug
You'd be closer to the developers if you submit your bugs there.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 10:37 AM   #3
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I didn't do that deliberately as you have to register and give your actual street name -- I get enough SPAM as it is so I was hoping somebody else might have already had and fixed this bug.

I don't mind registering for sites if I just have to give a valid email address --but having to give your ACTUAL STREET is a no-no these days --we all know that Computers aren't impenetrable --especially if there are any Windows Servers in the chain.

Cheers

-K
 
  


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