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News PCMCIA driver release 3.0.9 

Forum: Announcements of PCMCIA driver updates
Date: 1999, Feb 16
From: David Hinds dhinds

This release is mostly just a bunch of bug fixes. A few more cards are now supported (D-Link DMF560TX, Olicom GoCard 33.6). And the Wavelan now has some support for roaming, though it is apparently not the "real" Wavelan roaming protocol.

Among the more important fixes, this version should compile cleanly against 2.2 SMP kernels. Various memory probe problems should also get handled more sensibly, with fewer goof-ups resulting in everything-is-a-memory-card.

The Configure script now has command-line options for setting all the build options. This probably will only be useful for distribution maintainers, but others may also want to use the "--noprompt"/"-n" option, which just says to re-configure using all the previous configuration choices, which is useful if you've rebuilt or upgraded your kernel but don't want to bother with answering the PCMCIA config questions again.

This release will build the tulip_cb and epic_cb drivers by pulling the source code from the Linux kernel source tree, if it is new enough. So from now on, if you need to use an updated version of one of these drivers, you'll need to put the source file (Donald Becker's tulip.c or epic100.c) in your kernel source tree, not in the PCMCIA tree, where it would be ignored.

-- Dave

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