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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 =)
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
>> 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
> 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
> 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.
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