Jamie <ja...@jqlr.demon.co.uk> writes:
} I have a Twinhead notebook with SCO OpenServer 5 and a 3COM Etherlink III
} 3C589B PCMCIA
} network card. According to the SCO hardware compatibility handbook (May
} 1995) this network adaptor should work with OSR5. It does not (or more
} likely I cannot configure it).
} I would be grateful for any comments or suggestions that are forthcoming.
Hi Jamie, I'm afraid that 3COM PCMCIA driver is probably not of much use.
It only works with Intel PCMCIA chipsets, and I've heard nobody uses them
There are 3rd-party drivers which can be obtained. I'll include the relevant
What is SCO's current support of the PCMCIA interface?
KEYWORDS: openserver pcmcia PCMCIA interface card socket services support status notebook laptop lynnsoft xenix unix osr5 v5 5.0.0 v4
RELEASE: SCO XENIX 386 Operating System Release 2.3.4 and earlier
SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 Operating System Version 4.0,4.1,
SCO Open Server Enterprise System Release 3.0
SCO Open Server Network System Release 3.0
SCO Open Desktop Release 2.0, 3.0
SCO Open Desktop Lite Release 3.0
SCO OpenServer Enterprise System Release 5.0.0
SCO OpenServer Desktop System Release 5.0.0
SCO OpenServer Host System Release 5.0.0
HARDWARE: PCMCIA interface and connecting devices.
PROBLEM: I have a machine that has a PCMCIA interface. I would like
to connect a device to that interface that can be accessed
through the SCO operating system. What is SCO's current support
of the PCMCIA interface and details on CARD and SOCKET services?
SOLUTION: Currently, SCO does not support PCMCIA interfaces. A brief
overview of PCMCIA (PC CARD) hardware and comments on the future
direction of SCO's support for this interface follows.
What SCO typically considers a network card is separated into
two physical components in the PCMCIA world:
- The bus connection part is in the computer (SOCKET hardware)
- The I/O processing part is in the PCMCIA card (CARD hardware)
With DOS, separate drivers are used for the SOCKET and CARD
services. Typically, the SOCKET services driver is provided
by the computer vendor, and the CARD services driver is provided
by the PCMCIA card vendor.
SCO is migrating toward that model and plans, in the future,
to provide SOCKET drivers for computers and CARD drivers for
Currently, however, SCO provides a single driver for each
CARD/SOCKET pair which it supports. Therefore, both the SOCKET
hardware (chipset on the computer) and the CARD hardware (the
PCMCIA card) must match the components for which the driver is
SCO does not have a driver for every CARD/SOCKET combination.
Currently SCO does not have a list of PCMCIA CARD/SOCKET drivers
available. Therefore, SCO is unable to say whether a specific
PCMCIA card will work in which computers.
In the meantime, other companies, such as LynnSoft, Inc., can
provide drivers for the specific CARD/SOCKET pair required.
Below is contact information, along with an overview of their
Address: 305 Mountain Drive Suite E,
Destin, FL 32541
Telephone: (904) 650-2266
Fax: (904) 650-2270
E-mail: osl...@emeraldcoast.com, osl...@fwb.gulf.net
The following information is from LynnSoft. For a current
list that details supported SOCKET controllers, CARDS, CARDS
reader, and tested notebook computers, contact LynnSoft directly.
LYNNSOFT PC CARD SOFTWARE:
PCMCIA PC Cards are rapidly growing as the industry
standard for the new portable computers and handheld
devices. LynnSoft PC Card Software provides the total
solution of PCMCIA compatibility for the PCMCIA industry.
LynnSoft PC Card Software is designed for high quality
and high performance. The software installs seamlessly,
is modular, flexible and easy to maintain, supports multi
PC Cards and socket controllers, and is compatible with
PCMCIA Standard Release 2.10. To accomplish the PCMCIA
Hot-Swap feature, LynnSoft provides the PCMCIA-Aware
CARD MONITOR DAEMON:
* Real-time daemon process that monitors PCMCIA sockets
for card insertion and removal.
* Manages the PC Card according to the PCMCIA Standard Release
2.10 CIS tuple information which provides the host system
the ability to recognize the PC Cards.
* Consists of PC Card Recognition algorithms, and a
configuration utility to give the OEM the ability to
configure the new PC Card.
* Provides an interface to a higher level client driver
and applications that access the PC Cards.
* Allows hot-swapping of PC Cards.
* PCMCIA-compatible implementation.
* Manages adapter and card resources.
* Is BIOS Vender Independent.
* Allows automatic allocation of system resources once the
Socket Service detects a PC Card has been added.
* Releases these resources when the Socket Service detects
the PC card has been removed.
* Provides a software driver interface that isolates
other software from accessing underlying hardware.
* Has PCMCIA-compatible implementation.
* Is BIOS Vender Independent.
* Is installable as device driver.
* Supports all various socket controllers below.
* Identifies how many sockets are in the computer system and
detects insertion and removal of a PC Card while the
system is powered on.
SUPPORTED PCMCIA SOCKET CONTROLLERS:
LynnSoft PC Card Software supports all of the popular PCMCIA
socket controllers as follows:
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SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM:
* Multiuser Operating System:
SCO Unix System V Release 3.2
SCO OpenServer Release 3.0,5.0
TESTED AND SUPPORTED PCMCIA CARDS:
[ deleted ]
SUPPORTED PCMCIA CARDS READER:
We support all the PC Cards Readers that utilize
the Socket Service as mentioned above.
TESTED NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS:
[ deleted ]
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