PCMCIA on PowerBook G3

Andreas Tobler toa at pop.agri.ch
Fri Feb 25 20:10:14 EST 2000

Albrecht Dreß wrote:
> I tried to get the PCMCIA stuff running on a PowerBook G3/333 (Lombard) with
> Linux 2.2.14 and 2.2.15, both from the pmac-stable tree.  Using pcmcia-cs-3.0.14
> plus a patch I found in the mailing list, I get kernel freezes each time I
> insert a cardbus card.  With vanilla pcmcia-cs-3.1.11, the system doesn't
> recognise the card correctly, e.g. (from /var/log/messages):
> cardmgr[284]: initializing socket 0
> cardmgr[284]: unsupported card in socket 0
> kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 1): vendor 0xffff, device 0xffff
> kernel: cs: no valid ROM images found!
> cardmgr[284]:   no product info available
> If I type lspci -vv, I also get messages like
> 01:00.0 Class ffff: Illegal Vendor ID: Unknown device ffff (rev ff) (prog-if ff)
>         !!! Unknown header type 7f
> Maybe some parts of the bridge were not initialized correctly?  Any ideas?
> Thanks for your help, Albrecht.

As you've sent in an earlier message you're aware of the CardBus patch.
When you apply this patch to your kernel then the CardBus is detected.
BUT as far as my experiences goes, you must have inserted the CardBus
card before boot.

I have a ethernet/modem from Xircom working.


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