Vadem VG-469 ISA-to-PCMCIA Card

This post is long overdue. I should have entered it when I solved the isapnp problem, as my memory is kinda fuzzy now. The issue was the Orinoco PCMCIA wireless ethernet card wasn’t being detected at startup. The Orinoco card is plugged into an ISA to PCMCIA bridge card.

As best I can recall, this kind of problem is no longer solved by using pnpdump and editing isapnp.conf. The Orinoco card couldn’t be found because the ISA to PCMICA card bridge wasn’t there. The i82365 and ds modules weren’t loaded because the Orinoco card wasn’t listed as a PCMCIA card. After mucking about manually inserting the modules, I stumbled upon the real answer, which was to get the card listed in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth2 as Wireless instead of Ethernet. After this the kernel loaded the modules properly.