Subject: Re: problem getting cardbus card to work
To: Johan Danielsson <>
From: Michael Eriksson <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/02/2000 16:52:02
Johan Danielsson wrote:
> > If I boot the machine w/o the dock, the card is not recognized at
> > all in the upper slot
> I had similar problems with a ThinkPad, and the solution was to change
> the start of rbus memory in i386/i386/rbus_machdep.c (search for
> 1G). There's an option and a patchable variable for this
> (RBUS_MIN_START and rbus_min_start respectibely), I *think* in both
> 1.5 and current.

I had the same (or a similar) problem on my Thinkpad 570E. What worked
for me was to add

options 	PCIBIOS

to the kernel config file. That fix also made it possible for me to
use PCMCIA cards in cardbus mode (i.e., without letting the cardbus
controller emulate an ISA-bus PCIC).

Michael Eriksson <>