Subject: Re: PCMCIA CIS version 3?
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/27/1998 08:41:51
On Tue, 27 Oct 1998 13:55:41 +0100 
 Ignatios Souvatzis <> wrote:

 > Uhm, does Xircom give out hardware specs nowadays? As far as I remember,
 > there never were Packet Drivers (tm) for the Xircom parallel port adapters
 > because X. refused to publish the specs.

There is a Linux driver for the card, and the author claims to have gotten
specs from Xircom.  I called Xircom yesterday and left a message, and am
currently using the Linux driver to understand how the card works.

Of course, the Linux driver is filled with the usual Linux lossage (magic
constants, inconsistencies, no use of real structures to access data from
the CIS, etc...)

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