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    Hey all,

    I know that not many other people can get Orinoco cards working, I've got mine in a PCIMA flavor so I can boot without it. Anyhow, I tried booting with it in and it stops booting at the detection of my touchpad. This seemed like a strange and illogical place for it to stop, but I rebooted and it was the same spot each time.

    I tried the drivers at nongnu.org/orinoco, but these seem to already be integrated.

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkbomber View Post
    Hey all,

    I know that not many other people can get Orinoco cards working, I've got mine in a PCIMA flavor so I can boot without it. Anyhow, I tried booting with it in and it stops booting at the detection of my touchpad. This seemed like a strange and illogical place for it to stop, but I rebooted and it was the same spot each time.

    I tried the drivers at nongnu.org/orinoco, but these seem to already be integrated.

    Any ideas?
    My orinoco gold works perfectly. Whats the exact model # and chipset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhmatt81 View Post
    My orinoco gold works perfectly. Whats the exact model # and chipset?
    Well I'm not sure exactly how to get this. The card DOES work fine in BT2 if there's some way to find that stuff I could post it.

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    Just look at the bottom of the card.

    I'm running BT3b but it works great in BT2 also.

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    I am running this card too.
    No problem at all under B|T2 & 3
    Fully supported "OutOfTheBox".

    @bkbomber: Did your already disabled your Touchpad in BIOS for a test? Give it a try when u think it depends from.

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    You lack providing more information:
    1) Is this 5V or 3.3V (it should be noted on the bottom side of the card)
    2) Does this show up on lspci?
    3) Have you tried using boot cheat codes (which are available from the backtrack wiki)

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    Does it boot when the card is not in?
    Information is like water...

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    bkbomber: That card is equipped with Hermes I chipset, meaning that a simple lspci would not yield results as it only works in B mode.

    I have updated wiki entries and you should have a look at Enterasys entry for a whole bunch of information related to Hermes I card.

    I do also have that card and I have collected a fair few files for it however I am unable to test them mainly because hardly anyone wants to lend me their windows laptop with pcmcia slot and that I just don't want to dualboot windows xp with linux on my laptop.

    I have recently got in touch with some other person who owns a similar card but exact chipset. Now its up to mainly him to test it out and see what is the best combination.

    btw, it shouldn't conflict with atheros chipset.

    BrianTopper: That link no longer works.

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