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Forum: Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues
Re: Sad RBEM56G-100 & Tosibha 2655XDVD machines... whacky stuff (Eric Malkowski)
Date: 1999, Dec 06
From: Eric Malkowski <>

After reading some more of the messages posted here, I tried something I saw someone else was having success with...

PCMCIA 3.0.14 with 2.2.12(20) kernel. Bootup still reveals socket 0: timed out during reset.

If I do a "cardctl eject" followed by a "cardctl insert" it comes up and works great!

PCMCIA 3.1.5 with 2.2.12(20) kernel w/ cardctl eject/insert trick doesn't work.

Tried forced PCIC mode in bios and nothing works. It only works with BIOS set to "auto" mode.

I haven't tried anything further w/ bios set to Cardbus/16 mode (which makes it be recognized as "ToPIC" mode)

So what I'm doing now is sticking w/ PCMCIA 3.0.14 w/ 2.2.12(20) kernel and I modified pcmia startup script so at the end of the startup it does a "cardctl eject". Now I hear a single beep each time I boot w/ the card installed... When I want to use the ethernet card, I simply do a "cardctl insert" from the shell prompt...

That's a good enough solution for now... it'd be nice if this could eventually be cleaned up. It's too bad Toshiba doesn't seem to want to release the info required to make this stable...

I'm willing to help out in any way by testing new changes to the PCMCIA stuff with my hardware. I'd love to help fix stuff, but I'm not knowledgeable enough w/ device driver programming and PCMCIA in general...


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