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  1. #1

    How to activate my PCMCIA

    I have a wireless PC card plugged into a pci/pcmcia.
    It is my first time ever to try it
    So please be patient with me.

    1. How do I know if my Linux detected the PCI/PCMCIA and has the right driver.

    I know that serial ports are found in /dev.

    I have many more questions but will ask later. for now I am only interested if my PCI/PCMCIA is working.

    [root@dhcp13 sbin]# uname -a
    Linux 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:37:32 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


  2. #2
    ~$ lspci
    Lspci should show you any cardbus cards. I suggest you try ndiswrapper and use the windows drivers if there are no native linux drivers available. lsmod will show you whether a particular driver module is in use... I suggest you examine the system log to see if a driver has been loaded.

  3. #3

    Problem solved

    Just for the records. i solved my problem.

    My PCMCIA bridge was not detected at all by my computer so I had to buy a new 150$ PCMCIA Bridge(Card reader) from Taiwan.

    That was it. I didn't know why my old card reader was not being detected by my linux. So I don't think there is a lesson learned other than money can save your ass.

  4. $spacer_open
  5. #4
    I'm quite fond of the use of a persuading stick in those sort of situations.

    Though the ensuing mess is usually left to mature for a while before I brush it away...alas.


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