file: linux_new_pcmcia.html - 11 Sep 2000
Per linux_cardread.html, put the unknown card into a slot. If the cardmgr doesn't recognize the card, you'll get a "sad" beep on the second insert. At this point, do a: cardctl ident You should get something like: Socket 0: product info: "3Com Corporation", "3C589D", "TP/BNC LAN Card Ver. 2a", "000002" manfid: 0x0101, 0x0589 function: 6 (network) Socket 1: product info: "EDI7P040FLA60---15 ", "COPYRIGHT ELECTRONIC DESIGNS INCORPORATED ", "1998" manfid: 0x01f6, 0x0000 The card in Socket 1 is not recognized by the cardmgr because it has no entry in /etc/pcmcia/config. It's a custom FLASH card that's Intel compatible. Here's how to add it, using the info from the "cardctl ident" command above: 1> Make a backup of the original /etc/pcmcia/config. 2> Edit /etc/pcmcia/config and add the following lines in the "Memory Cards" section: card "EDI Intel-Compatible 40MB Flash" version "EDI7P040FLA60---15 " bind "memory_cs" Note that the string in the card line is an arbtrary title - it's what will appear in the /var/run/stab file. The version line is the EXACT string (note the space between the 5 and the ") in the first position of the "product info:" output from the "cardctl ident" command. The bind line associates a driver (we want the generic memory card driver) with the card identified by the version line. 3> After saving the /etc/pcmcia/config file, restart the cardmgr so it will re-read the config file: killall -HUP cardmgr 4> Hopefully you heard a bunch of "happy" beeps....now you should be able to access the card via /dev/mem0c0c per linux_cardread.html
NOTE 2: The above method will work in general for READ-ONLY access to any PCMCIA card as a raw memory device. Many Intel FLASH cards are already included in /etc/pcmcia/config, but the EDI Intel-compatible cards used in the LOGR53 and VMCM2 are custom made, unique cards.