> > Has anyone had any success running a 3C589D PCMCIA network card
> > FreeSCO v5.02?
> > Using the configuration and diagnostic I have confirmed that the
> card is
> > configured for IRQ 15 and addr 300. I have installed the builtin SCO
> > driver for this card on these settings.
> > On boot-up I get:
> > '3Com EtherLink III unit 0 not present in PCMCIA slot 1'
> OpenServer's built-in 3c589 driver only works on machines with a
> rather old Intel PCMCIA chipset. I don't think the chipset has even
> been manufactured for 2-3 years.
> If you want a 3c589 driver that does anything useful, contact LynnSoft
That is very true... We have tge 589C card at the office. It worked
fine on our Toshiba Satelite pro 2130CS 486DX4-75, but when we got a new
laptop, An Acernote Lite, we could never get it to work since the ACER
uses a chipset designed by cyrix for the PCMCIA controller. I haven't
yet tried it on our new Toshiba TECRA 500CDT, but will do so sometime
this week or next, when it is in the office long enough to test :) One
nice thing about the 500CDT is that the built-in modem is recognized as
a standard tty device. Just did an mkdev serial, configured /dev/tty2A
(COM2) and some minor tweaking of the TTHOG and NCLIST kernel parameters
to avoid the "Garbage on serial port dev 8, shutting down port" message
due to the high serial port speed, and it works like a charm.
Any other PCMCIA ethernet cards that work in most laptops? Any ideas?