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Author Topic: ExressCard for laptop  (Read 1607 times)
bujums
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« on: April 09, 2009, 07:48:22 am »

I have installed Vector 5.9 standard in an older Acer laptop and it is very happy!  But the laptop's USB connections do not work... they did not work with windows or ubuntu... they are dead!  I would like to install a ExpressCard to have USB connections and it would be even better if I could install one with USB and Fire wire connection!!  Has anyone done this?  I see lots of talk about Express cards and wifi but none with USB and/or fire wire...  If someone knows of a brand or model that works out, please let me know.
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 08:32:31 pm »

It would be very unusual for an older laptop to have an Express Card slot. Most likely you have a PCMCIA slot. Is it a 32-bit CardBus slot? If so, you should be able to find a card for USB 2. You should also be able to find a CardBus card for Firewire (I have one). I don't know if you can find a card with both USB2 and Firewire.
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 06:11:56 am »

Will I have very much trouble getting Vector to see that I have added a new connection?

I would hate to buy a card and then have Vector 5.9 not see it.  Also, this is a laptop I set up for someone else so it I install it I don't want to spend hours trying to get it to work. thanks for the heads on the PCMCIA slot, I have done very little with those or anything like that with a laptop.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 06:21:00 am »

Should be no trouble recognizing an Express Card. You need to enable PCMCIA using Menu, System, VASM, (root password), SERVICES>
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 06:38:04 am »

!! Great !! thank you very much!  I always get the best responses at the VectorLinux forums!
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