From: Rick Moen (rick at domain linuxmafia.com)
Date: Fri 24 Aug 2001 - 21:09:26 IST
begin Michael Treacy quotation:
> I've got a Xircom Ethernet 10/100 56k combo card. I've had it for about 3
> years now.
My experience is that combo cards work great, except sometimes you have
to write /etc/pcmcia/config entries for them, because they come out more
rapidly and in more insane diversity than David Hinds can keep up with.
For example, the little VAIO in front of me has:
cthulhu:~# cardctl ident
product info: "3Com", "Megahertz 3CXEM556", "LAN + 56k Modem", ""
manfid: 0x0101, 0x0035
function: 0 (multifunction)
At the time I started using that combo card, Card Services didn't
recognise it, because its specific ID string (The "product info" stuff)
wasn't (yet) in the supported cards database. Thus the need to add it to
I've found that such is the case with (new, current-production) combo
cards much more often than for (new, current-production) single-function
cards. Naturally, older cards pose less challenge.
-- Cheers, "That scruffy beard... those suspenders... that smug ex- Rick Moen pression.... You're one of those condescending Unix users!" rick at domain linuxmafia.com "Here's a nickel, kid. Get yourself a real computer." -- _Dilbert_
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