Subject: Re: cardbus card not probing?
To: None <>
From: Juergen Hannken-Illjes <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/30/2003 12:37:15
On Sun, Mar 30, 2003 at 12:23:58AM -0601, Dave Huang wrote:
> 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)

I always thought the left one is 3.3V while the right one is 5V so a 3.3V
card will not fit into a 5V-only slot.

Juergen Hannken-Illjes - - TU Braunschweig (Germany)