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PCMCIA to go

Contributed by: Andreas Reinhard Grigoriu
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

Some people find that after setting up a PCMCIA network card, they still get a “Network device failed to initialize” error at boot time. Either reinserting the card or manually restarting networking will usually get you online after seeing this dialog, but who wants to go through that each time?

If this is happening to you, add this line to /boot/home/config/boot/UserBootscript, probably near the top (and certainly before launching any network services):

cardctl reset &

Several users have found that the laptop will now boot normally, with no alerts from network services, and everything working peachy.

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