Use PCMCIA instead of CardBus?

Joerg Pulz Joerg.Pulz at
Wed May 11 07:28:37 PDT 2005

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On Wed, 11 May 2005, Kirk Strauser wrote:

> On Tuesday 10 May 2005 16:15, Warner Losh wrote:
>> I have no idea what you are asking for.
> Let me restate my original dilemma.  My laptop can only use my WLAN card
> when it's configured as a 16-bit PCMCIA device and not as a 32-bit CardBus
> device.
> In NetBSD, this can be accomplished by typing "boot -c" at its loader prompt
> and typing "disable cbb*" to disable the cbb (CardBus) drivers, which
> leaves the pcic (PCMCIA) drivers to correctly configure the card.  After
> doing this, the card works exactly as hoped.
> Similarly, I can get the same effect under Linux by disabling the "32-bit
> CardBus support" option; the end result is a happily working WLAN card.
> However, commenting out "device cbb" in my FreeBSD kernel results in a
> non-working setup.  By that, I mean that the card's lights never flicker as
> it's being inserted (as it would do under NetBSD and Linux when it's being
> probed).  In fact, I get no debugging information at all, whether
> from /var/log/messages or via dmesg.
> Any ideas where I could go from here?

You should take a look into src/sys/i386/conf/OLDCARD
change the appropriate lines in you kernel configuration and rebuild your 

Hope that is what you are searching for..

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