Subject: Re: PCMCIA -- vanishing Manufacturer/Product ID
To: Martin J. Laubach <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/20/1999 14:41:38
In some email I received from Martin J. Laubach, sie wrote:
> | | broccoli /netbsd: pcmcia1: Manufacturer code 0xffffffff, product 0xffffffff
> | 
> |   The rest of the CIS stuff looks the same, just the manufacturer and
> | product IDs are gone.
>   Just FYI. It seems that some rogue Windows driver wrote garbage
> over the CIS space on my card -- yes, that area is writeable! --
> causing it not to find the tuple containing the manufacturer and
> product codes.
>   The fix was to put a Debugger() call in pcmcia_cis.c, just after
> where it maps the CIS space, and then do a write to the appropriate
> place, voila, the card is healthy again.
>   Now if someone has a thermonuclear device to lend that I could
> ship to NewMedia...

Hmmm, I've noticed that after running Win98 and booting into NetBSD that
my 3c589D doesn't get detected unless there is an intervening cold-boot.
Could this be a similar problem ?