Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Alden Huang <alden.huang@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] ibook PCMCIA
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 05:37:47
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] ibook PCMCIA by Michelle Darcy
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 >> 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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