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Re: Thinkpad Dock 2631 and Fedora



On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 03:27 -0800, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> Hi -
> 
> I have a IBM Thinkpad 2631 dock that should be arriving on Wedensday.
> 
> Question 1 - does the PCI slot work with Fedora? I would want to put a
> USB 2.0 card in it. If it does work, does it interfere with
> docking/undocking of the thinkpad w/o shutting down?
> 
> Question 2 - Do the Cardbus slots work? I would want to use a USB 2.0
> card in it (I have one that works in Linux) if the PCI slot doesn't
> work. If the PCI slots are functional under Linux than Q2 doesn't matter
> to me.

Well - I can now personally verify that the CardBus slots on the dock do
work in FC5.

> 
> Question 3 - UltraBay 2000 - I've seen reports that it works, but can
> not be hot swapped. I would want to put a HD in it. Is there maybe some
> magic I can use with hal (or whatever) so that the hd in the UltraBay
> 2000 is seen as a removable drive? It would be nice if I didn't have to
> power off every time I undocked, and un-docking simply notified the OS
> that the drive had been removed (like what happens whe a USB hard drive
> is removed). *snip*


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