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Author Topic: xircom card & tosiba 1550 cds  (Read 1430 times)

wph

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xircom card & tosiba 1550 cds
« on: December 31, 2007, 09:19:27 pm »

Hi,

I've been trying to get linux operating on a toshiba satellite 1550 cds. I've tried vl 5.9 but it doesn't seem to recognise the hard drives. I installed vl 5.8, which went find except it locks up when inserting a xircom 10/100 16-bit card. After various experiments, I tried installing from an old vl 4.3 disk I found around the place. INstallation went fine. When booting up the system, it detects tha card manager and identifies the card correctly. However when it tries 'modprobe xircom2ps_cs' the system locks up completely (as it did for vl 5.8 and xubuntu 7.1).  I have no idea where to start looking or whether there are some boot switches which might help. Thankyou if you can help me on this.
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wph

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Re: xircom card & tosiba 1550 cds
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008, 12:43:03 am »

success (I hope)

I disabled the onboard modem, com1 & lpt1 - I had to set the bios to explicitly see the 16-bit cardbus. the xircom card is now recognised without locking up the system. xubuntu is installing now, and i'll test vector soon
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