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Forum: Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues
Re: Note CBEM56G (Chris Kees)
Date: 1999, Oct 29
From: David Hinds <>

On Fri, Oct 29, 1999 at 02:05:53PM -0700, Chris Kees wrote:
> If I bypass the pcmcia network configuration by
> commenting out the network parameters and putting ifup eth0 in the
> start_fn (similarly ifdown in stop_fn) then the network gets configured
> correctly, and I can start and stop card services repeatedly.

This is as expected for a Red Hat installation; it is mentioned in the

> To get pcmcia to cooperate with apm I had to put sleep 10 before and
> after the calls to /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia stop(and start) in the
> apmd_proxy script. I could not get cardctl eject and insert to work with
> apm--eject worked, but I had to manually remove the card and reinsert it
> after I did a resume.

The tulip_cb driver currently doesn't handle suspend and resume
events.  I did try to fix this once, but there was something tricky
about the power-up sequence that I couldn't get to work right.  The
driver startup code is somewhat convoluted, because it is written to
handle a lot of different card variants.

-- Dave

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