On Thu, Oct 14, 1999 at 03:58:04PM +0100, lbedford at wbtsystems.com mentioned:
> On Thu, Oct 14, 1999 at 03:37:57PM +0100, John P . Looney gave forth on:
> > Don't suppose anyone knows how the networking/video works on a Laptop's
> > docking station, do they ? It's a Dell latitude CPi I'm interested in
> > specifically. Sometimes, when it's docked, all is OK. Some times, X goes
> > nuts. And I've no idea what sort of networking the docking station gives
> > you...
> The Latitude CPi is a PCI device, which adds a 3c905TX to your device list...
> I think the docking station just takes the Video Out port on the laptop
> and repeats it round the back.. it also adds more USB ports... and more PS/2 ports...
No, that's the wierd thing. The video out port is unused. It all goes out
this wierd device. Might trying insmodding a 3c905 driver, but I can't see
it working. It's all a bit odd.
> I would guess you would want to be very careful with hotplugging it in linux..
Yeah. So far it's resulted in powercycling.
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