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Okay, so I have this CardBus PCMCIA ethernet card, but I can''t seem to get it to work correctly... With all the CB drivers I''ve tried, it''s not worked for one reason or another. One of them looked like it was working, then timed out when trying to reach a DHCP server (which I knew for a fact did not need to be specified). Is there some generic driver anyone knows of? rm -rf /bin/laden

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II''ll tell you want.. I have the same problem. I cannot get a network connection with my CardBus Nic card ether =(

I have even tried different distros of linux.. same results.. NOTHING!

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I have a very low end PCMCIA card which I had troubles setting up the first time, until after I figured it out.

Basically what I have to do every time I install linux on my laptop is:
1.) Install the distro
2.) Download the latest source of PCMCIA and CardBus drivers. Compile and install.
3.) Download the latest source of DHCP. Compile and install.
4.) Edit /etc/pcmcia/config with the appropriate parameters, for instance, use the command 'cardctl ident' to get the info about your pcmcia card, then add it into /etc/pcmcia/config. Mine says:
card "Skylink Express PA-2600"
version "PCMCIA", "Fast-Ethernet", "", ""
bind "pcnet_cs"
5.) Reboot
6.) If its not set up to automatically start dhcp, then ifup eth0
7.) Hope and pray for the best
8.) Thank Hitchhiker90 if it works

As for the generic driver, usually ne.o is the generic ne2000 compatible driver, but I've never seen it work right.

[edited by - hitchhiker90 on June 30, 2002 4:11:15 PM]

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Minus the downloading and compiling latest sources, that''s exactly what I''ve tried. I''ve tried with the pcnet_cs driver, as well, but my card''s a cardbus card, and the cardbus drivers end in _cb. Anyway, I''ll try this later and see if it works... Although I did recently download the PCMCIA source and try it before I got Slack 8.1.

rm -rf /bin/laden

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Try building a new kernel from source, and when it asks for the networking support build it as a module, then it will go thru the list of stuff, select the modules you might need for your card. I think the pcmcia-cs files go into the source too on install.

Just out of curiousity, what kind of card do you have?

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