Re: Firewire + USB card causes trouble when inserted
From: Jim (james_at_the-computer-shop.co.uk)
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 18:57:01 GMT
> I am having trouble getting Linux to recognize the following PCMCIA
> Syba SD-PCB-COM
> Chipset: M5271
> Product Info: http://www.syba.com/product/43/05/01/
> It offers 2 USB2 ports and 2 firewire ports.
> When I insert it and run 'cardctl ident 0' [when this card is plugged
> into slot 0] I am given the message "no product info available." The
> system has no trouble, however, recognizing my wireless PCMCIA card
> [linksys wpc11].
> What could be the trouble? The card not only refuses to be
> recognized, but when I insert it it actually prevents the
> otherwise-functional wireless internet card from being recognized as
> well. There are windows and mac drivers available for this
> troublesome SD-PCB-COM, but unfortunately I'm unsure about how to make
> it work under Linux. Is it possible to use the windows drivers to
> construct a driver for linux?
> I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu. My computer is a IBM
> Thinkpad A21m. If anyone can think of any possible solutions, I'd love
> to hear them Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any
> suggestions. I apprecaite it!
> PS - This is my first post, and I am also completely new to Linux.
> Please let me know if I've posted anything incorrectly or if I am
> overlooking something obvious.
what you're looking for is an Ali M5271 Orangeware driver. Not knowing
which kernel you're running, I'd say google for that + kernel version.
Best way to find out for sure whether the card'll actually run under
Linux is to boot Knoppix 4.0 DVD (has /all/ the drivers under the sun,
so if it's supported, it'll report the chipset and driver); then it'll
just be a case of copying the module to the HD, updating the kernel and
On saying that, you could have a power problem with your PCMCIA port.
I've had it happen where I plugged in a PCMCIA hard drive, then a wifi
card, and it fried the bus. No more PCMCIA :(
-- Cheers, http://www.dotware.co.uk Jim http://www.dotware-entertainment.co.uk Maybe the Internet has the answers I need. It certainly answered my questions about wang enhancement.