I managed to install the 3.1.19 PCMCIA drivers, not sure what went wrong the first time.
Some corrections to my previous messages:
- the kmem_grow message sometimes appear with a successful boot as well, seems to be unrelated - the missing block-major-22 is related to removing the CD-ROM module.
I experimented with various driver revisions and found the following:
(i) 3.1.8: I can boot successfully with I/O ports in the range 0x300-0x4ff (uses 0x400-0x47f, 0x480-0x487) or 0x200-0x4ff (uses 0x200-0x27f, 0x280-0x287). When allowing the range 0x100-0x4ff, it usually hangs, but uses 0x200-0x27f, 0x280-0x287 when successful. Network is active after boot and works fine.
(ii) 3.1.19 without pnp: similar to above, but network is always inactive after boot.
(iii) 3.1.19 with pnp: It seems to always use I/O port range 0x1000-0x1087 and differnet IRQs from the other two revisions. However, the network is also inactive after boot. I never had it hung.
I am sending mail with some attachments to David which I hope will be useful. I will for now settle for 3.1.8 with restricted ports, maybe experiment more later-on.
Hester van Rooyen