[BL] Re:Re: pcmcia 3c589c
nrk19 at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 13 15:19:29 EDT 2005
First of all, thank you Steven. Your solution worked perfectly. I was about
to throw in the towel prior to your message. Now, I will have to work for
Please let me know if I am not sending the reply to the forum with proper
> I am new to the list, but I am familiar with some of the topics that are
discussed here on the forum, as I have reviewed the archives with interest.
> I have installed BL3.3 on an old Ascentia lap-top with a 75 Mhz CPU, 32 MB
of RAM and a small 524 MB hard drive. After achieving a bit of familiarity
with the system, I have installed a network card 3c589c. Cardmgr has
identified the card correctly. However, the drivers or module for this
device have not loaded successfully. Can anyone tell me if the correct
module for this card is located on BL3.3 and is so, what is the proper
procedure for installing or binding the module to the card? It would truly
be grand if I could put this old lap-top to work again. Thank you.
> > Cardmgr has identified the card correctly. However, the
> > drivers or module for this device have not loaded successfully.
> That's because it isn't in BL3. The most common PCMCIA
> network card is pcnet, and BL3 does that. For the less
> common cards (3c589, ibmtr, smc91c92, xirc2ps, etc.),
> you need to get the right module from Slackware 7.1 and
> add it to BL3.
> You will find the 3c589 module in /modules/2.2.16/pcmcia.
> Put it in /lib/modules/2.2.16/pcmcia (in BL3).
> You then need to tell cardmgr what to do when it finds
> such a card in the PCMCIA slot. Add the following to
> the beginning of /etc/pcmcia/config
> device "3c589_cs"
> class "network" module "3c589_cs"
> Then scroll down to the "Network Card" definition
> and change: bind "pcnet_cs" to bind "3c589_cs"
> Please report back whether this works or not.
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