Plugging in a modem PCMCIA card, freezes the system...

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at
Thu May 25 15:49:14 EDT 2006

Luca Casagrande wrote:
> Hi to all!
> I am trying to use an UMTS/GPRS card with my toshiba laptop SM30-801 but got 
> this issue:
> if i plug in, the computer freezes;
> i am using kernel 2.6.15-gentoo-r1 with pcmciautils 0.13
> Those are the kernel setting:
> As you can see, on other laptop the same card is working ( 
> )
> I tested with 3 differents live cd (slax,kubuntu and knoppix) but the resoult 
> is the same.
> If I keep the card inside the sloot during the boot, it freezes..

I have a similar issue with a Cardbus SATA adapter and HP Omnibook 6100.
The system freezes whenever pcmcia slots are activated and the card is
plugged in. When the card is removed, system resumes as if nothing had

The same happens in Windows.

Anssi Hannula

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