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They are not interchangeable. It is like comparing ISA to PCI cards. While they do have same purpose, connectors are not same.


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There's Magma 1-Slot Cardbus to Half-Length PCI Expansion Unit and Magma 1-Slot Cardbus to Full-Length PCI Expansion Unit that will connect cardbus to a PCI housing, but at about $1000 it is NOT cheap. You could get a new PC with a PCI slot for less. Magma also offers a fiber to PCI expansion chassis, but I doubt that would be much cheaper and you'd have ...


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Cardsoft Services download and install the following program and copy all files to formatted floppy then follow these instructions 1. Boot to a DOS Prompt (C:\) and insert the PCMCIA or XP-PCM diskette into drive A:. 2. Type A: and press Enter. 3. Type Install and press Enter. 4. You will be given a prompt to press Esc to quit or any other key ...


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Actually you have express card as an option as well. Internal wireless nics are a bit of a pain to change - you'll need to open up the system, locate the mini pci-e or PCI card (the system in question seems to have a mini PCI interface according to HP's specs, but the NIC you mentioned is mini PCI-E), replace it and hook in the antennae. Its doable if you ...


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I read the problem may be insufficient power. I'm assuming your 2.5" drive doesn't have an external power supply? If that's the case, your drive is relying on the PCMCIA USB port for data and power. Your PCMCIA card is to blame here, because it's not providing power to your drive. Possible solutions: You mentioned you have a Y-cable for USB. Plug ...


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I have looked for similar device and found some listed here Adapters. One issue we have found is that some cards have issue with the adapter and do not read properly. Mostly older 16 bit cards not cardbus


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I had the same problem with my PCMCIA USB 2.0 card and my external 2,5" hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD is not detected when: both USB plugs from the HDD's Y-cable are in USB 2.0 ports of the PCMCIA card. It works fine when: one of the HDD's USB male plugs (the "data" one) is in the PCMCIA card and the other (the power "dummy") is in the laptop's original ...


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I tend to lean this way a little too much, but it has solved my wireless problems many times... try installing the linux backports modules for your version of ubuntu: sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty replace jaunty with your version.


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Not an answer to your question, as it has already been answered. But try replacing xfce with something lighter like fluxbox. XFCE has gotten bulkier and bulkier over time and isn't the best choice for ultra-lightweight systems anymore unfortunately.


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There are express card that adds firewire. You can see one there for exemple : http://www.sonnettech.com/product/fwusbexpresscard34.html


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well, using a usb port means you have one less port ). In general in real world conditions, the performance difference isn't that huge, so i don't think there's a huge advantage between the two


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Have you tried updating the drivers first? If it's an older laptop (which it has to be to have PCMCIA) there are probably updates available that will improve performance.


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You've probably done this already, but do you have the latest drivers for the PCMCIA card? This sounds like the kind of problem updating drivers can solve.


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Before buying new kit, make sure that the problem isn't your cable or the VGA-in on the monitor. If you always connect other machines to it by DVI or HDMI then you'd not notice a deficiency in the analogue inputs normally. While the ghosting you describe could be caused by the laptop, it could also be due to the monitor's input or inadequate screening (or ...


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It has been my experience that installing supported (no driver disk required) PCMCIA or Express Cards will load and bind the Firewire driver to the new hardware even if the driver was disabled for the built-in Firewire port. In Windows Server 2008/Vista and above you should be able to use Group Policy to disable devices by their type. MS TechNet info: ...


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There are several USB-based PCMCIA adapters on the market. A quick google search for external pcmcia usb adapter turns up a number of them. Amtron seems to offer a number of USB-based readers, including this one which looks to support a number of different card types. There also seems to be some for dedicated purposes, like using 3G modem (see here)


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If you do not need to move around much you can combine an express card to PCI-e adapter and combine that with a common PCI express to PCMCIA adapter. The nice thing about this is that it is a very flexible solution, allowing you yo use common PCI-e cards (including PCI-e to PCMCIA, or even PCI-e graphics cards). The downside it that it is not very ...


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Locate the following key in regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pcmcia\Parameters Add a REG_DWORD named IrqRouteToPciController and assign a value of 8. Reboot and try PCMCIA again.


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If it's an ExpressCard then there is connectivity for PCI-E x1. You could in theory therefore take something like this PCI-E x1 9500GT card a make a homebrew adapter for it. (Or even use x8/x16 card with it: like this guy did). Slightly risky proposition really and I'm not sure it's worth it, but it might be a fun project and you'd probably get a slashdot ...


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That machine takes PCMCIA, but not cardbus. I believe that most compatible cards were 10baseT (certainly the one I had was). During the period when I kept my 190cs (same machine excepting that it was a 68LC040 instead of a PPC) and newer machines with 100baseT, I used a cheap switching hub to prevent it from slowing the rest of the network down. Two months ...


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"Through an USB charger I supplied power to the PCMCIA card" I'm not sure what you are meaning by this. Is this a power connector supplied with the card that pull power from a USB port or something you've obtained seperately? External drives sometimes need more power than is provided by a single standard USB port (up to 2.5W: 5V at up to 500mA), so if ...



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