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Latest PC Card Director for ThinkPads?

I noticed that there’s a new PC Card Director package for ThinkPads,
ftp://service.boulder.ibm.com/ps/products/os2/os2ddpak/cardbus.exe.
According to http://www.warpupdates.de/english/hard_pccard.html, it’s
version 10.037.

I installed it on a ThinkPad 560X w/ Warp 3 Connect (FP42) and on a
ThinkPad 600E w/ Warp 4 (FP13). Strangely enough, the installer
(PCMINST2.EXE) stated the version was 4.02. After the package was
installed and the machine rebooted, Help – About Plug and Play for
PCMCIA yielded version 3.0 (it was 4.12 before).

The critical driver files (PCMCIA.SYS, IBM2SS14.SYS etc.) have recent
date stamps (Jan/Feb-2000), so I guess the package itself must be new.
I’m just confused by the contradictory version numbers. Also, the
device matrix pages for the ThinkPads (eg.
http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/DSHY-3TLQ2L.html for the TP600)
haven’t been updated to include the new PC Card Director (4.12,
9-27-99 is still listed as the latest PCMCIA driver).

Does anyone understand something about this PC Card Director business?

Thanks, Dominique

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2 Responses to “Latest PC Card Director for ThinkPads?”

  1. admin says:

    On Sun, 30 Apr 2000 Dominique Pivard wrote:

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    > I noticed that there’s a new PC Card Director package for ThinkPads,
    > ftp://service.boulder.ibm.com/ps/products/os2/os2ddpak/cardbus.exe.
    > According to http://www.warpupdates.de/english/hard_pccard.html, it’s
    > version 10.037.
    > I installed it on a ThinkPad 560X w/ Warp 3 Connect (FP42) and on a
    > ThinkPad 600E w/ Warp 4 (FP13). Strangely enough, the installer
    > (PCMINST2.EXE) stated the version was 4.02. After the package was
    > installed and the machine rebooted, Help – About Plug and Play for
    > PCMCIA yielded version 3.0 (it was 4.12 before).
    > The critical driver files (PCMCIA.SYS, IBM2SS14.SYS etc.) have recent
    > date stamps (Jan/Feb-2000), so I guess the package itself must be new.
    > I’m just confused by the contradictory version numbers. Also, the
    > device matrix pages for the ThinkPads (eg.
    > http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/DSHY-3TLQ2L.html for the TP600)
    > haven’t been updated to include the new PC Card Director (4.12,
    > 9-27-99 is still listed as the latest PCMCIA driver).
    > Does anyone understand something about this PC Card Director business?

    Dominique, if I’m not able to find a version number for a package from
    the included documentation, I extract the buildlevel from a core file
    (in this case 10.037 for pcmcia.sys).
    If I find different numbers, like with the printer drivers (sometimes
    three different versions from readme, string inside driver, buildlevel),
    I choose the number that seems the most plausible and unmistakable to me.

    Anyway, the driver package *is new*, though the version numbers are
    confusing and the archive name changed from DIRECTOR.EXE to CARDBUS.EXE.
    ;-)

       /Olli/, who gave up hoping that someday someone at IBM will

    Warp Updates International/Deutschland:
    http://www.warpupdates.de/

  2. admin says:

    Oliver, first of all kudos for your great site, which has become the
    reference for people trying to keep their Warps up to date!

    The README.TXT in the package still refers to DIRECTOR.EXE, although
    the package itself is now CARDBUS.EXE, as you pointed out.

    Your approach for version numbers is certainly the right one: for
    instance the new PCMCIA.SYS is v. 1.56 / 10.037, while the version I
    had previously was 1.55 / 10.011.

    The latest CARDBUS.EXE package includes a version of EZP2MRI.DLL that
    is older than the version included in FP13 (14.021 vs. 14.040). Don’t
    know what are the differences between the two and if they have any
    impact.

    Btw, does anyone know how the "PC Card Director" program object is
    generated? If I open its properties, I won’t find any executable. What
    is puzzling me is why Help – About Plug and Play for PCMCIA now gives
    version 3.00, while it was 4.12 before I installed the latest
    CARDBUS.EXE. Where does this object get its version number from?

    Thanks, Dominique

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    On Sun, 1 May 0 20:43:24, oliver.r…@oor.de (Oliver Rick) wrote:

    > Dominique, if I’m not able to find a version number for a package from
    > the included documentation, I extract the buildlevel from a core file
    > (in this case 10.037 for pcmcia.sys).
    > If I find different numbers, like with the printer drivers (sometimes
    > three different versions from readme, string inside driver, buildlevel),
    > I choose the number that seems the most plausible and unmistakable to me.

    > Anyway, the driver package *is new*, though the version numbers are
    > confusing and the archive name changed from DIRECTOR.EXE to CARDBUS.EXE.
    > ;-)

    >    /Olli/, who gave up hoping that someday someone at IBM will
    > —
    > Warp Updates International/Deutschland:
    > http://www.warpupdates.de/