PCMCIA and Simple Technology Compact Flash

PCMCIA and Simple Technology Compact Flash

Post by philip fletche » Thu, 24 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Hi

I'm trying to get Linux to recognize my Simple Technology Compact Flash
card, which plugs into the laptop via a PCMCIA adaptor.

cardmgr is up and running and recognizes my modem card without any
problems.

When I plug the CF/adaptor in I get no 'beep' and:

 'socket 0 timed out during reset' in /var/log/messages.

cardctl status gives:

 'Socket 0:
    Function 0:
    card present, battery dead, battery low'
 or
 '...
    Vcc = 5.0, Vpp1 = 0.0, Vpp2 = 0.0'

I have tried setting 'cis_speed=800' to give more recognition time.

cardmgr gives a 'beep' (but no message) when the card is removed.

Although the card is a compact flash, Win95 <blush/> recognizes it as a
'IDE/ESDI Hard Disc Controller' via the adaptor.

Any ideas?  Is there a specialist news group for Linux/PCMCIA or am I in
the right area?

Regards

Philip

P.S. I am running SuSE 5.2 with 2.0.33.  The CF card normally lives in
my Psion Series 5.

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