cmiller1257 wrote:Sorry to get into the conversation late....BUT
I am having a similar problem. I have an older Dell laptop that I would like to use on the road that has no on-board ethernet. I have used a 3Com 3c3fem556c combo card to connect with while on the road.
As a former PCLOS user, I was dismayed that this card (indeed my entire pccard bus) quit working after an upgrade.
I then moved to the Zenwalk Slackware derivative as I needed this work on the road (especially as I would also like to use wi-fi with this slot). While the pccard slot continues to work flawlessly, after a recent Zen upgrade, my system no longer suspends. Kinda makes having a laptop futile.
I initially moved to Zenwalk as I could not get any Mandriva or Ubuntu derivative to recognize or initialize this card. The funny thing is ALL Slack derivatives see it and load it at start up.
When I was a PCLOS user, many there were excited about Mint (and I share that excitement as I believe it is the coolest Ubuntu/Debian distro out there) however, I cannot get this card to initialize.
After utilizing some of the above suggestions using pccardctl, I CAN get the system to see the card but, ONCE AGAIN, it will not initialize.
While I understand that there are some problems that have been identified with the TI controllers, it is difficult for me to understand how it works with the same kernel under Slack, but not under any other distro.
If the Mint community could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated as I would love to move to this disto!