cardctl - PCMCIA card control utility
cardctl [-V] command [socket]
cardctl [-c config] [-f scheme] [-s stab] scheme [name]
Cardctl is used to monitor and control the state of PCMCIA sockets. If
a socket number is specified, the command will be applied to just one
socket; otherwise, all sockets will be affected.
Cardctl is also used to select between multiple PCMCIA configuration
schemes. The current scheme name is passed to the device option
scripts as part of the ‘‘device address’’, so the scripts can use it to
choose between different setups.
If cardctl is executed by root, all commands are available. If it is
executed by an unpriviledged user, only the informational commands are
Some commands may not work or give misleading results if cardmgr is not
Display the current socket status flags.
Display the socket configuration, including power settings, inter-
rupt and I/O window settings, and configuration registers.
Display card identification information, including product identi-
fication strings, manufacturer ID codes, and function ID codes.
Much like the ident command, but its output is formatted as a
series of Bourne-stype shell variable definitions for use in
Shut down and then disable power for a socket.
Restore power to a socket, and re-configure for use.
Send a reset signal to a socket, subject to approval by any drivers
already bound to the socket.
Notify all client drivers that this card will be ejected, then cut
power to the socket.
Notify all client drivers that this card has just been inserted.
If no scheme name is given, cardctl will display the current PCMCIA
configuration scheme. If a scheme name is given, cardctl will
unconfigure all PCMCIA devices, and reconfigure for the new scheme.
-V Show version information and exit.
Look for the card configuration database and card configuration
scripts in the specified directory, instead of /etc/pcmcia.
Use the specified file to keep track of the current configura-
tion scheme, instead of /var/lib/pcmcia/scheme.
Read current socket information from the specified file, instead
David Hinds - firstname.lastname@example.org
pcmcia-cs 2002/08/19 03:08:44 CARDCTL(8)
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