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Re: Question 3.1.8 hangup on startup on Tosh Satellite 4030CDT (Honza Jirousek)
Date: 1999, Dec 28
From: Honza Jirousek honzajirousek

OK, after giving it more testing, I've determined the pattern:

1) on startup, there has to be 16-bit card in socket0 (socket1
can be empty, 16-bit card or cardbus card), or the pcmcia
module will hangup on loading. In particular it will hang when
both slots are empty. 

2) even in cases when it starts up succesfully, running
/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia stop; /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start
hangs the system

Now this only happens with the BIOS setting "Auto-select" PCIC
mode, detected by pcmcia as "ToPIC97 PCI-to-CardBus". If the
bios is set to "Cardbus" mode (detected by pcmcia as
ToPIC95-B), both problems vanish, but I have several other
problems with this setup:

- my Win98 doesn't seem to be happy with it, installing two
ToPIC95 drivers (for two different memory ranges ???) and 
insist on driver reinstalation on each startup

- under Linux 2.1.12/pcmcia 3.1.8 my external SCSI disk is not 
always detected (but often it is). I don't see why is that.


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