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Forum: PCMCIA Network Adapter Issues
Re: Question LinkSys 10baseT "Network Everywhere" NP10T? (John Tunison)
Re: Feedback More info... (John Tunison)
Date: 1999, Dec 14
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

As the PCMCIA-HOWTO says, your best bet is to install some other way
(i.e., via CD, if possible), then get the latest PCMCIA drivers and
try to debug the problem, if it persists.  There isn't much you can do
from the installation disks, to either diagnose or fix whatever might
be wrong.  In this case, it seems likely that you've got an interrupt
conflict (maybe with your sound chipset).

-- Dave

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Re: None There isn't much you can do to fix install problems (David Hinds)
Date: 1999, Dec 14
From: John Tunison jtunison

Thanks Dave, for your response.

You're right; I had no luck at all getting the card to work during the install.

Just in case there are other frustrated Vaio PCG-N505 owners out there, it seems that mysteriously, the ethernet card won't work under Linux under IRQ 5. (Strangely, it shows up under Windows98 as using IRQ 5 and appears to work just fine.)

At any rate, if you can install via some other method, then add "exclude irq 5" to the config file and everything is happy.

A networked Vaio owner, -John

PS. I initially discovered this from http://www.ifb.co.uk/~liz/n505.html which by the way is a very useful page. It appears that it's not just my $35 10baseT pcmcia card--ethernet cards, IRQ 5, and Vaio N505s don't seem to mix well.

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