[ltp] pcmcia nic install on thinkpad 390x
Aaron J. Enright
Tue, 21 Jan 2003 12:03:31 -0600 (CST)
First, I have also posted this on the debian-laptop mailing list. I
apologize if you are getting this twice.
I have an IBM Thinkpad 390x, and have been having trouble getting a pcmcia
nic to work on it with Debian Woody.
I just got this laptop last week. Within an hour of getting it I had
woody on it and everything (including the pcmcia nic) was working
wonderfully. I was, alas, unhappy with the partation table and had to
Now my installation of woody has problems with the pcmcia nic. I've tried
installing Woody many times in the past few days, but with little success.
-Sometimes, when I am configuring the pcmcia devices in the installation
program, the configuation fails (the error message I get ony tells me that
there was 'a problem configuring pcmcia devices')
-Other times the pcmcia devices do get configured successfully, but the
installation program doesn't see that there is a network interface
attached, and I am unable to configure the network.
The pcmcia nic I am using is a d-link dfe-690txd.
I currently have redhat 8 on the laptop and the nic was automagicly
configured, without a complaint, by the installation program. I don't
find redhat near as fun as debain though, and am looking forward to
getting Woody back on this machine.
It's really bugging me that this worked the very first time and not at all
after that. Ugh.
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.