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Forum: Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues
Re: Warning Machine freezes for 2-3 seconds on insertion of Xircom REM56G-100BTX (Bryce Nesbitt)
Date: 1999, Nov 05
From: David Hinds <>

Sadly, this is normal for this lame driver.  It does a busy loop
waiting for the transceiver to autonegotiate the connection speed.

The driver should really be fixed to do this in the background, but
I'm not going to be the one to do it.

-- Dave

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