How to identify a device > PC Card
How to identify a PC Card
PC Card is a generic name for two technologies of hot-pluggable cards (the size of a smart card, but about 5mm thick):
- 16-bit PC Card (PCMCIA)
This page covers "16-bit PC Card" devices, previously named "PCMCIA".
Socket 0: product info: "The Linksys Group, Inc.", "Instant Wireless Network PC Card", "ISL37300P", "RevA" manfid: 0x0274, 0x1613 function: 6 (network)
PRODID_1="The Linksys Group, Inc." PRODID_2="Instant Wireless Network PC Card" PRODID_3="ISL37300P" PRODID_4="RevA" MANFID=0274,1613 FUNCID=6
Socket 0: 5.0V 16-bit PC Card Subdevice 0 (function 0) [unbound]
Under GNOME: hardinfo
Hardinfo doesn't list PCMCIA cards.
Under KDE: KInfocenter
KDE's KInfoCenter (in K Menu / System / KInfoCenter Info Center, from package kcontrol) has an information page on PC Cards.
Note: Sometimes, KInfoCenter doesn't detect PCMCIA cards.
The motherboard DMI zone has information about the system's slots. dmidecode can be used to retrieve this information.
dmidecode -t 9 # dmidecode 2.9 SMBIOS 2.4 present. Handle 0x0020, DMI type 9, 13 bytes System Slot Information Designation: ExpressCard Slot 1 Type: x1 PCI Express Current Usage: Available Length: Other ID: 0 Characteristics: Hot-plug devices are supported Handle 0x0021, DMI type 9, 13 bytes System Slot Information Designation: CardBus Slot 1 Type: 32-bit PC Card (PCMCIA) Current Usage: Available Length: Other ID: Adapter 1, Socket 0 Characteristics: 5.0 V is provided 3.3 V is provided PC Card-16 is supported Cardbus is supported Zoom Video is supported Modem ring resume is supported PME signal is supported Hot-plug devices are supported
32-bit CardBus devices are usually visible (bridged) as a PCI device.