Chapter 13. Accessories: PCMCIA, USB and Other External Extensions
Token Ring adapter
Ethernet + Modem / GSM
Fax-Modem / GSM adapter
I/O cards: RS232, LPT, RS422, RS485, GamePort,
IrDA®, Radio, Video
2.5" harddisk adapters
For desktops there are PCMCIA slots for ISA and PCI
Linux Compatibility Check
With the command cardctl ident you may get information
about your card.
If your card is not mentioned in
create a file
Take an entry in the first file as a model. You may try every driver, just in
case it might work, for instance the pcnet_cs
supports many NE2000 compatible PCMCIA network cards.
Note: it is a bad practice to edit
directly, because all changes will be lost with the next update.
restart the PCMCIA services.
This may not be enough to get the card to work, but works sometimes for no-name
network cards or modem cards. If you get a card to work or have written a
new driver please don't forget to announce this to
the developer of the PCMCIA-CS package David Hinds.
Look at the current issue of
to get information about supported cards.
Since not all cards are mentioned there, I have set up a
Survey of PCMCIA/CardBus/CF Cards Supported by Linux.