Re: unofficial pcmcia patch for 2.1.25

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 01:47:49 -0500

Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 14:40:46 +0000 (WET)
From: Klaus Lichtenwalder <klaus@WebForum.DE>

> I've put a "provisional" new release of the PCMCIA package on
> in /pub/pcmcia/NEW. I hope that this will handle
> all the issues with the latest 2.1.X kernels, but I made some of the
> changes blindly: it will build cleanly with a 2.1.23 source tree, but
> I'm still running 2.1.16 so I don't know if it actually works or not.

I tried it with a MultiTec PCMCIA modem with ppp and direct sessions as
well as checking whether my Adaptec SlimSCSI gets detected. No problems
so far on Kernel 2.1.25.

I wish my report could be quite so positive.

I tried it with a 2.1.26 kernel, it didn't work. The PCMCIA software
recognized the modem card, but the IO ports apparently weren't bound
correctly, since the signature of the card wasn't recognized.

When I tried my ethernet card, my system locked up when I tried to use
the network, and I was forced to reboot it to get the console back.
Note a good sign....

- Ted