I have been attempting to debug this for a little over two weeks
and have searched many archives for possible answers.
Compaq LTE 5250
32 MB RAM
2 PCMCIA cards
3Com EtherLink III Combo Card
MegaHertz Network/Modem Card
2 IDE 810 MB harddrives
Infra Red Port disabled
1 NE2000 Ethernet Card
1 PCMCIA Card
Adaptec Slimline SCSI Card
Infra Rad Port disabled
External SCSI Chassis
3 1GB SCSI harddrives
1 Exabyte 8200 8mm Tape Drive
RedHat 5.0/Intel fresh install
RedHat 5.0 Errata updates applied
Original RedHat 5.0 Installation Kernel
/dev/hda1 == /
/dev/hda5 == /usr
/dev/hda6 == swap
/dev/hdb1 == /home
/dev/hdc == CD-ROM
/dev/fd0 == Floppy
/dev/sda1 == 1GB ext2fs
/dev/sdb1 == 1GB ext2fs
/dev/sdc1 == 1GB ext2fs
MegaHertz PCMCIA Ethernet/Modem -- Model XJEM1144
10Mbps Lan Adapter
3Com EtherLink III -- Model 3C589C
Adaptec SlimSCSI -- Model APA-1460A
MegaHertz PCMCIA 33.6Kbps Modem -- Model XJ4336
Have not tried this card yet.
According to NT
Cirrus Logic I/O range 0x3E0 - 0x3E1
Memory Range 0xD0000 - 0xD3FFF
When PCMCIA services are enabled
/etc/sysconfig/pcmcia edited to enabled PCMCIA services
I am unable to mount the cdrom.
I receive numerous error messages stating the interrupt timeout
The network works fine, scsi access is fine, modem works.
when PCMCIA services are disabled
I am able to mount the cdrom.
With the the cdrom mounted, edit /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia and
Issue command '/etc/init.d/pcmcia start'
network starts, scsi access is fine, modem works
Now issue any command which attempts to access the mounted
cdrom (/dev/hdc) and I receive either the same numerous
interrupt timeout error messages or the laptop
Under both conditions 'lsmod' lists what should have been
What Does Work:
As far as I can tell nearly everything else works.
XF86_SVGA X-server works with a very edited XF86Config.
The keyboard eraser mouse works fine.
Even the sound works.
Virtual console switching works.
What I have tried:
Loaded MS-DOS/Win3.11 and ran Compaq Diagnostic programs.
The laptop checks out the dockstation is not tested
Using Compaq provided CardWizard verified that the
configuration of each recognized PCMCIA card.
Using 3Com driver/configuration software verified that
the EtherLink III was configured and working.
CardWizard verified no IRQ conflicts and no I/O Port
Loaded NT-4.0 with service pack 3 - everything works
but the network which I figure is an NT problem and not
Downloaded the latest PCMCIA code from David Hind's
PCMCIA Web Page, compiled, and installed. No difference.
Compiled a new kernel with the same config as the Installation
kernel. No difference.
Using a Compaq Elite 4/75C with SmartStation (Docking Station)
removed harddrives from LTE 5250 and booted the Elite 4/75C,
different PCMCIA cards, and different CD-ROM. Problem moved
What am I missing?
Terry L. Ridder
Blue Danube Software (Blaue Donau Software)
"We do not write software, we compose it."
When the toast is burnt
and all the milk has turned
and Captain Crunch is waving farewell
when the Big One finds you
may this song remind you that they
don't serve breakfast in hell