----- Original Message ----- 
From: "michael Alexander" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 9:38 AM
Subject: RE: inspiron 8000 pcmcia problem

> > -----Original Message-----
> > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of paul
> > Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 5:16 PM
> > Subject: inspiron 8000 pcmcia problem
> >
> >
> > I've already posted this question to -mobile just trying to
> > get as much traffic as possible ok I got a rather frustrating
> > problem if anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated
> > I've tryed 3 pcmcia cards on my i8k all 3 of them give me
> > device timeouts (netgear fa410tx, smc 8040, and a linksys
> > card) all of which are on the hardware compat list except the
> > smc card which i read somewhere is supported so i gave it a
> > try. Anyway I added pccard_enable="YES"
> > pccardd_ifconfig="DHCP" tryed ifconfig_ed1="DHCP" for fun and
> > i tryed changing the irq port with the -i flag for
> > pccardd_flags and editing pccard.conf. Nothing seems to work
> > I have miibus compiled in the kernel all the proper drivers
> > all 3 of the cards are recognized at boot however i recieve
> > the infamous ed1: device timeout message. The cards work on
> > linux and windows maybe I'm missing something I have never
> > dealt with pcmcia cards until now. I googled for 2 days and
> > asked on numerous irc channels. Am I missing something? It
> > seems to be a rather common problem with all the results from
> > my google searchs. I've also disabled everything in my bios
> > still nothing I've tryed using 4.9, 5.2rc2 and -current with
> > the same results. Someone please help me! I keep hearing its
> > an irq conflict my card gets set to irq 10 its seems even
> > when i try to change it..btw all tryed device.hints and kernel.conf.
> > Thanks -Paul
> In your bios, is there an option for the pcmcia type??  Such as Auto,
> cardbus, and something else that I can't remember right now... I don't
> if the Dell's have that option, I haven't checked mine, but I know our
> toshiba's had it.  I haven't tried freebsd on a notebook, but when using
> Novell Netware's Zenworks Imaging, which uses linux base for the clients
> before imaging, I always had to set that option in bios to be cardbus
> would not work) for the cards we had (3com/megahertz FE575) in order for
> to be detected.
> -Mike
Nope there is no option in the bios for pcmcia, also i read somewhere to set
the pcic0 irq option in the kernel to the same irq as your network card?. I
tryed that didn't work also

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