CardBus 32-bit - any drivers?
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 07:42:08 -0400
re: IRDA - i've tried to build this with the 2.2.5 kernel and the 2.2.9
kernel and in both cases the IRDA stuff failed to compile in a variety
re: vmware on a 770 - i've successfully installed and booted NT 4.0 SP3
using a raw partition, but the support for raw partitions is extremely
buggy (lots of reads/writes out of the partition). the local support
crew managed to deliver my 770 without the NT disk, so i haven't had a
chance to install a fresh copy using linux file-backed virtual disks
(which is supposed to be far less buggy and - strangely enough -
substantially faster than 'raw' partitions).
Joseph Yoon wrote:
> CardBus indicates 32-bit hardware versus 16-bit for the original
> PCMCIA interface. According to the Linux PCMCIA Information Page
> (http://hyper.stanford.edu/~dhinds/pcmcia/) "all CardBus drivers
> should be treated as experimental." And I don't see a driver listed
> for my card.
> I don't have the ThinkPad DSP modem, DVD, IRDA or MIDI working
> either under Linux. Guess I'm stuck in Windoze for those.
> On another note, has anyone installed VMware (http://www.vmware.com)
> on a 770?
> "Robert A. Munro" wrote:
> > Joseph,
> > I don't know if it qualifies as a Cardbus PCMCIA device, but I've got an
> > (old, by now) Hayes Optima 33.6 data/fax PCMCIA modem working under
> > Redhat Linux 6.0 on my Thinkpad 770X. Doesn't "Cardbus" refer to the
> > interface, and not the particular card? If so, it appears to be working
> > on my system with the RH Linux 6.0 without any special steps.
> > Anyway, I used the OS/2 PCMCIA Director to enable/verify the card, then
> > rebooted to Linux, and it simply just works!
> > Regards,
> > Robert
> > Joseph Yoon wrote:
> > > Does anyone have a 32-bit CardBus/PCMCIA device working on the 770X.
> > > The lastest Linux PCMCIA doc says that they aren't supported yet.
> > > I'm specifically looking for a Xircom CardBus Ethernet II 10/100
> > > driver.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Joe Yoon
> > > Systems Architect
> > > Princeton University