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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Problem with Dell C600

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  • Ardell Faul
    If you shine a good light into the slot, you can inspect the condition of the pins. Sometimes they get bent or pushed back into the plastic socket assembly
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 16, 2006
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      If you shine a good light into the slot, you can inspect the condition of the pins.  Sometimes they get bent or pushed back into the plastic socket assembly that holds them in place.  I think on that model if you lift the kepboard up you can get a better view and maybe even straighten them if that is the problem.
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      uteck wrote:

      Did you try using a bootable linux distro to test? Also make sure
      that the slot is clean. If you have some canned air use that to clean
      it out, it could be that some dust and dirt and covering the
      connections. Also check the card to make sure it is clean.

      On 7/16/06, jsmith_mit_alum <jsmith@alum. mit.edu> wrote:
      > Something has happened to my Dell C600 - I can't use the PCMCIA
      > subsystem any more. Plugging a card in either locks up the system or
      > indicates a card is plugged in, but pccardctl and
      > /sys/bus/pcmcia/ devices doesn't show anything in the slot.
      >
      > I'm using Ubuntu Dapper (6.06), and have also tried a custom kernel -
      > Dapper: 2.6.15-10-386, 2.6.15-10.686, 2.6.15-19-386, 2.6.15-19-686,
      > 2.6.15-23-386 and 2.6.15-23-686
      > Custom: 2.6.17.2
      >
      > /etc/pcmcia/ config.opts:
      > #include port 0x100-0x4ff
      > #include port 0x100-0x1ff
      > include port 0x208-0x26f
      > include port 0x288-0x4ff
      > # include port 0x800-0x8ff #- tends to break various machines
      > include port 0xc00-0xcf7
      > include memory 0xc0000-0xfffff
      > include memory 0xa0000000-0xa0ffff ff
      > include memory 0x60000000-0x60ffff ff
      > #include memory 0x30000000-0x31ffff ff
      > #include memory 0x32000000-0x33ffff ff
      > #include memory 0x34000000-0x37ffff ff
      > #include memory 0x38000000-0x38ffff ff
      > include memory 0x20400000-0x207ff0 00
      > include memory 0x20800000-0x20cff0 00
      > include memory 0x20c00000-0x20fff0 00
      > include memory 0x21000000-0x213ff0 00
      >
      > # High port numbers do not always work...
      > #include port 0x1000-0x10ff
      > #include port 0x1400-0x14ff
      > #include port 0x1800-0x18ff
      > #include port 0x1c00-0x1cff
      > include port 0x4000-0x40ff
      > include port 0x4400-0x44ff
      > include port 0x4800-0x48ff
      > include port 0x4c00-0x4cff
      >
      > # Extra port range for IBM Token Ring
      > include port 0xa00-0xaff
      >
      > # Resources we should not use, even if they appear to be available
      >
      > # First built-in serial port
      > # exclude irq 4
      > # Second built-in serial port
      > # exclude irq 3
      > # First built-in parallel port
      > # exclude irq 7
      >
      > /proc/interrupts:
      > CPU0
      > 0: 38285813 XT-PIC timer
      > 1: 7675 XT-PIC i8042
      > 2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
      > 5: 22 XT-PIC Maestro3
      > 8: 3 XT-PIC rtc
      > 9: 668 XT-PIC acpi
      > 10: 741622 XT-PIC eth1
      > 11: 31011 XT-PIC uhci_hcd:usb1, yenta, yenta, wifi0
      > 12: 797074 XT-PIC i8042
      > 14: 79799 XT-PIC ide0
      > 15: 219022 XT-PIC ide1
      > NMI: 0
      > LOC: 0
      > ERR: 3
      > MIS: 0
      >
      >
      > /etc/default/ pcmciautils:
      > # Defaults for pcmcia (sourced by /etc/init.d/ pcmcia)
      > PCMCIA=yes
      > PCIC=yenta_socket
      > PCIC_OPTS="wakeup= 1"
      > #CORE_OPTS=" irq_list= 3,4,10"
      > CORE_OPTS="cis_ width=1"
      > #CORE_OPTS=
      > CARDMGR_OPTS=
      >
      > lspci -vvv (relevent):
      > 0000:00:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420
      > Subsystem: Dell Latitude C600
      > Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
      > ParErr- Step
      > ping- SERR- FastB2B-
      > Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium
      > >TAbort- <TAbort
      > - <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
      > Latency: 168, Cache Line Size: 0x20 (128 bytes)
      > Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
      > Region 0: Memory at 38000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
      > Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate= 05, sec-latency= 176
      > Memory window 0: 30000000-31fff000 (prefetchable)
      > Memory window 1: 32000000-33fff000
      > I/O window 0: 00001000-000010ff
      > I/O window 1: 00001400-000014ff
      > BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt+
      > PostWrite+
      > 16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
      > 0000:00:03.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420
      > Subsystem: Dell Latitude C600
      > Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
      > ParErr- Step
      > ping- SERR- FastB2B-
      > Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium
      > >TAbort- <TAbort
      > - <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
      > Latency: 168, Cache Line Size: 0x20 (128 bytes)
      > Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
      > Region 0: Memory at 38001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
      > Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate= 09, sec-latency= 176
      > Memory window 0: 34000000-35fff000 (prefetchable)
      > Memory window 1: 36000000-37fff000
      > I/O window 0: 00001800-000018ff
      > I/O window 1: 00001c00-00001cff
      > BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt+
      > PostWrite+
      > 16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >

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