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From: Alden Huang <alden.huang@...>
Subject: Re: ibook PCMCIA
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 22:37:40 -0700
Yeah, i kind of figured as much after a little while...

"/Am I missing something just obvious and stupid?/" Yes.

Thanks for your help, though, nonetheless =)

~alden

Michelle Darcy wrote:
> Alden Huang wrote:
>> Hi there,
>>
>> I was just curious if anyone had experience using their ibook 
>> (dual-usb model) with a pcmcia wifi card that is not a lucent 
>> orinoco/airport. I have a card which fits neatly (without having to 
>> do anything ridiculous with a dremel =), but I just can't seem to get 
>> it to even detect.
>>
>> I really have no experience with anything PCMCIA on linux, and I cant 
>> even get the computer to show that something is there and plugged 
>> in....although I'm sure its a card supported; it's just a re-badged 
>> prism2.
>>
>> Although the LEDS on the card light up when I plug it in, cardctl 
>> returns no socket() or something like that...nothing shows up under 
>> the boot cd loading with the dopcmcia option either.
>>
>> Am I missing something just obvious and stupid? any help would be 
>> appreciated.
>>
>>
>> Best,
>> alden
>
> Airport (carried in the Pismo, iBook G3 and TiBook) is basically a 
> cut-down PC Card slot. There's just enough logic to get Airport and 
> similar PC Cards running. Prism2 isn't an Orinoco, so of course the 
> system won't know what to do with it. Trying to use a PC Card in this 
> slot might have worked on the Pismo or TiBook, but since the iBooks 
> don't possess a full-fledged PC Card controller, you're completely 
> screwed.
>
> PowerPC Airport Extreme is a similar setup, only it's MiniPCI and uses 
> Broadcom chipsets. In both cases, it's a cost reduction measure.
>
> Sorry to disappoint you.
> --michi
>
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