Tried that...no good...
Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues
RBE-100 freezes system on startup and insertion (Julian Smith)
I'd first try a PCMCIA driver upgrade (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Jul 09
From: Julian Smith julian
Could I be using the wrong driver?. Or wrong start up options?. This thing is freezing completely...
You can try a suggestion from the HOWTO by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 10
David defeats Goliath by Julian Smith, 2000, Jul 12
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