[conspire] HELP - Can't Get Ethernet Card Working in Debian on Laptop
msrebnik at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 17 19:11:56 PST 2006
Thanks a lot for all the great info, Daniel!
Just got done upgrading my BIOS from v1.2 to v1.4.....
Read the thread on Toshiba ToPIC issue, sounds like difficulties for someone
Since I installed with 'pci=off' what is simple way to turn it back on?
Any other suggestions, remember I'm a linux noob.... Don't mind doing
research though..... ;-)
Thanks for any help....
on 2/17/06 2:25 PM, Daniel Gimpelevich at
daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us wrote:
> After reading Rick's two most recent posts to the conspire list, I have
> come to the conclusion that you sent this e-mail to me directly only
> because you made failed attempts to send it to the list, so I am CCing
> the list in my reply.
> You're right, they don't have that model in the scrolling list, but
> this appears to be a simple oversight, because lower on the same page,
> they have a link labeled "DynaBook SS DS60P/1N8M" with a footnote
> saying that you do not need the update if you already have a version
> after V1.3P, even though the version they have for download is 1.40:
> Here is the spec sheet in English for your model:
> Here is a translated report of an installation of Mandrake on your
> exact model:
> Here is a report of SuSE 8.2 on the similar model you mentioned:
> After you update the BIOS, here is a page that may help get CardBus
> original page:
> Based on the following thread, I'd say it may be necessary for you to
> use an Andrew Morton kernel:
> Proper support for the ToPIC CardBus chipsets, such as the one in your
> computer, appears to be brand-new, and little information is available
> on it. I and others on this list may be of much use to you in making
> use of the information that is available, but for now, here are the
> Babelfished BIOS update intructions:
> BIOS update procedure (procedure C)
> * Note
> The case where BIOS is updated, please go when all PC cards are
> removed. [Appears to mean that you must not have any cards inserted
> during the update process. -DG]
> When the machine becomes configuration of resumption, please cancel.
> [Not sure, but the original sentence begins with: "(katakana for
> 'machine') ga (katakana for 'resume') no (kanji for 'configuration')"
> POWER please cancel ON PASSWORD. [Appears to mean that you must turn
> off "POWER ON PASSWORD" beforehand. -DG]
> As for the update job of BIOS, please use the USB connected floppy disk
> device. [Self-explanatory. -DG]
> As for the update job of BIOS, please go when by all means the AC
> adapter is connected. [You must be running off AC power. -DG]
> BIOS while (in the midst of the access lamp illumination of FDD)
> updating, please do not pull out the power source OFF and the floppy
> disk of the machine. [Self-explanatory. -DG]
> * Verification of BIOS version
> 1 While pushing "the Esc" key, you turn on power.
> The "Check system. Then press [ F1 ] key" and after the displaying, [
> F1 ] the key is pushed.
> 2 Please verify the version "of BIOS version=xx" with respect to the
> picture right.
> As for BIOS update object version procedure 3. to please advance.
> [Refers to step 3 below. -DG]
> When it is not the object, [ ESC ] pushing the key, it ends.
> 3 "USB-FDD Legacy Emulation" "of PERIPHERAL" configuration entry of
> the same picture is modified in Enabled. [Turn that on. -DG]
> It modifies in Enabled, it moves to the entry which we would like to
> modify with the arrow key, modifies with "the space" key.
> In order to make the contents which it modifies effective, [ Fn ] + [
> End ] after pushing the key, [ Y ] the key is pushed.
> (After BIOS update, please reset "USB-FDD Legacy Emulation" to
> * BIOS update procedure
> 1 From the summary which module of the corresponding type it is
> downloaded is displayed, please download the module of the
> corresponding type.
> Other than the corresponding type being not to be able to use, in order
> the ぐ れ not to make a mistake, please give and note. [I told you this
> in my first message. -DG]
> 2 BIOS the creation USB floppy disk device of the update floppy disk is
> connected to the personal computer, the floppy disk of the format being
> completed in A drive after the inserting, the file which is downloaded
> is run from the explorer et. al..
> Ahead depressing directory "a: The ¥ "you verify that it is displayed,
> click [ OK ].
> Two modules are depressed in the floppy disk.
> In this case, please cancel the write protection of the floppy disk.
> 3 Shutdown (the end of Windows) shutting down, it turns off the power
> of PC.
> Continuing being to update BIOS, the floppy disk inserted it leaves.
> (Please be sure to do shutdown processing. The high spring -, it cannot
> update BIOS normally in Shaun and from suspended state)
> 4. [ half/while the power source ON [ half/all ] key of way and PC
> which push all the ] keys is pushed, the power of PC is turned on. [I'm
> guessing this means to turn the machine on while holding the "半／全" key,
> wherever that is. -DG]
> "Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS update diskette in the drive,
> and press any key when ready to proceed. "Message is displayed and the
> update of BIOS starts.
> (Please do not pull out the floppy disk and the AC adapter midway)
> 5 Being to restart automatically, when the update of BIOS which
> fetches the floppy disk ends "ROM Write Successful! "Message to be
> displayed, because recovery it is moved automatically, please fetch the
> floppy disk.
> * Inquiry window
> Concerning technical question and the inquiry, the Toshiba PC dial
> TEL: 0570-00-3100 Nabi dial nationwide common telephone number
> Office Hours: Weekday 9：00〜18：00 Earth day 9：00〜17：30
> (Holiday, 12/31〜1/3 you exclude)
> When you cannot connect to the above-mentioned telephone number by the
> portable telephone and the like, TEL: We can inquire even with
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