[ltp] PCMCIA - D-Link DMF-560TXD problems on a A31p

David Grindrod linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Wed, 26 Jun 2002 16:57:18 +0200

I have recently purchased a D-Link DMF-560TXD network /modem PCMCIA card 
to run on an A31p running RedHat 7.2 with XIG X server. The machine runs 
fine and most things work with the exception of the built in modem (IBM 
are supposed to be working on getting this to work for Linux). The 
problems I am seeing are as follows. Any one have any ideas or 
suggestions on getting around these problems.

1. Suspend works fine when no cards are in the PCMCIA slots. When a card 
(either the D-Link or a SCSI card) is in the slot then suspend does not 
work. It seems to put the machine into a quasi suspend state but the fan 
is still on and touching any button brings up the screen. Even if PCMCIA 
is stopped the suspend fails. Removing the card and suspend works fine. 
Has anyone seen anything like this and fonud a solution. I am not using 
the kernel modules and the version of the PCMCIA package is 

2. D-Link modem puts noise on the  telephone line and makes connecting 
very hard. Although the telephone wiring is old no other modem has this 
problem. As soon as a the modem is put onto the telephone line then 
noise can be clearly heard on the line (i.e. By picking up the phone). 
Does the Thinkpad generate this noise or is it down to the D-Link modem. 
I do remember someone mentioning this before on the list but I cannot 
remember if there was a fix.

Apart from the above points this laptop is really a good option for a 
Linux based solution. I am using XIG software which is commercial for 
the display and this is really fast and has 3D support if people want to 
fork out for a commercial windows package.


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