IBM Bluetooth PC Card II - configuration problem

Szigetvári János jszigetvari at
Sat Dec 26 06:55:05 EST 2009

Hi List Members,

I have recently bought a Bluetooth PC Card, and I'd like to make it
work under Linux.
It identifies itself as follows:

# pccardctl info
PRODID_2="Bluetooth PC Card II"

I have found an old mailing-list thread about this kind of card here:

I have managed to create a modified version of the CIS, to identify
the card correctly, and have followed the instructions to force the
system to read my modified version of the CIS, in order to handle the
card correctly.
In the mailing-list thread, there stands, that I should add the
following few lines to /etc/pcmcia/config.opts:

card "IBM Bluetooth"
manfid 0x0105, 0x4254
cis "cis/IBMBT.dat"
bind "serial_cs"

However for some reason, when I plug in the card, my custom CIS
doesn't get loaded.
I have also placed a copy of my custom CIS in the /lib/firmware
directory, but it doesn't work either.
Could someone here give me a clue on how to configure pcmciautils, in
order to get the my CIS loaded when the card is inserted?

After that, there shouldn't be any big problems with the card
according to the thread mentioned above, as this card is a simple
design, utilizing the OXCF950 serial chip, which is supported by the
Linux kernel.

I'm using Slackware 12.1, and 13.0 on the two computers, on which I
tested the card.

Thanks in advance for any kind of help.

Janos Szigetvari

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