We have a lot of Lucent WaveLan (Orinoco) installations, primarily using the
ISA-to-PCMCIA adapters. We would urgently need a PCI-to-PCMCIA solution and
Lucent provides the adapters which use a TI1225 chip. Unfortunatelly the
legacy FreeBSD pccard driver has problems with this chip. I'm willing to put
some work into making it work. I know about Warner's CardBus effort, but it's
going too slow for my taste because I need a solution now (meaning this

>From reading the mailing list archives, I figured that the TI1225 driver does
actually work in some laptops, because the BIOS does some magic initialization
which the driver misses when running on a non-laptop box.

Could somebody who has a laptop with a TI1225 PC card controller chip please
contact me? My idea currently is to print out the values of important chip
registers on a laptop and on a desktop and check what the differences
are. This way I may be able to find out what the driver is missing out in the

Anyone with knowledge of the issues involved is welcomed to contact me as well
with as much information as possible - because my idea could be totally wrong
for example.

I have the datasheet for the TI1225 and am looking at it, but it's just too
much for a newbie like me. I think comparing the setup of registers on a
working and a non-working configuration could be a possible way to solve the
problem, even for a newbie :)

Blaz Zupan,  Medinet d.o.o, Linhartova 21, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
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