Subject: Re: cardbus card not probing?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/30/2003 00:23:58
On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 11:29:43PM -0600, Peter Seebach wrote:
> Huh?  I mean, all my *other* cardbus wi(4) cards probe in if_wi_pcmcia.

You're sure they're cardbus and not PCMCIA? While I don't have any 
Cardbus wireless cards, I haven't seen any Cardbus card use a PCMCIA 
driver attachment, and didn't think it was possible... Cardbus cards 
have the bumpy coppery bit on the top of the socket end. Also, if you 
hold the card top side up, looking down the socket end, there'll be a 
little notch on the right side of the card. On a cardbus card, the 
notch is about 1mm high (out of the 3mm or so total card thickness). On 
a PCMCIA card, the notch is about 2mm high. I.e., something like:

 _________  _______            _________  _______
|_                 |_         |_                 |
 _|    Cardbus       |   vs.   _|     PCMCIA     |_
|_________  _________|        |_________  _________|

(which is why you can't put a Cardbus card into a PCMCIA slot)