[CentOS] OT: EVDO cards / service with CentOS
loony at loonybin.org
Sat Sep 24 15:41:25 UTC 2005
On Saturday 24 September 2005 11:18, Barry Brimer wrote:
> Thanks for the information. What model of card do you have? Any
> special kernel support needed for the device?
The card I've got is the slightly older PC 5220. There are detailed setup
instructions at http://www.ka9q.net/5220.html
Everything works with the stock kernels.
The current 5740 cards are supposed to work exactly the same way just with
different product id. Put the card in, run lspci -vv and pull the ID out and
> Does anyone have any experience using PCMCIA to PCI adapters under
> CentOS 4.1? Particularly are there any that you've had bad experiences
Yes, usually no problem... After all, they use the same controller chips as
any laptop does. I've bought several random ones off of ebay without issues -
but if you want to make 100% sure go for a Elan card -
http://www.elandigitalsystems.com/adapter/p111.php - they have specific
instructions for using their cards with linux on their webpage.
From everything I can tell, the card is less of an issue than your motherboard
bios, especially with power management. As a bridge chip it requires special
treatment... So if you have issues with the pcmcia card, try without acpi or
with a pci irq routing.
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