pcic - Intel i82365SL PC Card Interface Controller
The Intel i82365SL PC Card interface controller provides one
or more PCMCIA PC card sockets. The pcic driver implements a
PCMCIA bus nexus driver.
The driver provides basic support for the Intel 82365SL and
compatible chips. The chips that have been tested are:
o Intel 82365SL
o Cirrus Logic PD6710/PD6720/PD6722
o Vadem VG365/VG465/VG468/VG469
o Toshiba PCIC and ToPIC
o Ricoh RF5C366
o Texas Instruments PCI1130/PCI1131/PCI1031
While most systems using one of the above chips will work,
some systems will not be supported due to hardware designs
options that may not be software detectable. Note that sys-
tems with CardBus interfaces are only supported in the non-
legacy mode. Systems that only initialize the bridge to
legacy mode and do not configure the PCI memory will not be
Direct access to the PCMCIA hardware is not supported. All
device access must be through the Card Services interface of
o Install your add-in PC Card adapter prior to the
o Some systems have their built-in PC Card adapter dis-
abled by default. Enable it prior to Solaris installa-
o Requirements for a system depend on the combination of
devices to be used. A typical two-socket system needs
at least 8 Kbytes of address space, 16 bytes of I/O
space, and three free IRQs. Following are general
| Address space| At least 8 Kbytes are required with 4 Kbytes|
| | per socket in the 640K-1MB range (not neces-|
| | sarily contiguous); if there are three sock-|
| | ets, at least 12 Kbytes are needed. |
| I/O space | At least 8 and preferably 16 bytes per socket.|
| IRQs | One per socket, plus an IRQ for the pcic dev-|
| | ice driver itself. |
There is one driver configuration property defined in the
This property must be defined and must not be modified
from the default value.
Initial Installation and Configuration
To perform initial installation and configuration, do the
1. Consult the Configuration Assistant for address space,
I/O space, and IRQs already used by system devices.
2. Insert the PC Card adapter.
3. Install the Solaris software.
4. Reboot the system.
Adding PC Card Support to a Previously Installed System
To add PC card support to a previously installed system, do
1. Become root.
2. Do a reconfiguration reboot to reallocate resources:
# touch /reconfigure
3. Insert the PC Card adapter and turn on the machine.
4. Boot the system so that the PC Card device driver begins
running with the new resources allocated.
To allocate the IRQs, do the following:
1. Boot with the Configuration Assistant so you can review
the resource usage.
2. Select View/Edit Devices from the Device Tasks menu, and
review the list of devices to see how many IRQs are being
used. (There are 16 IRQs, from 0-15. Several IRQs are
already assigned. For example, IRQ 3 is reserved for the
second serial port, COM2, and IRQ 7 is reserved for the
3. If your system has an unused COM2 or parallel port,
delete the device to free the IRQ resource for a PC Card.
To do this, select the serial port device using IRQ 3 or
the parallel port using IRQ 7, and choose Delete Device.
Next, choose Continue to return to the Device Tasks menu,
then save the configuration.
4. Boot the Solaris software.
pcic configuration file
Man(1) output converted with