[clug] Expresscard in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Sun Nov 29 18:46:22 MST 2009

Grant Morphett <grant at gmorph.com> writes:

> I borrowed a friends Expresscard TV Tuner just for a "quick" experiment to
> see what Ubuntu linux thought of it.  Turns out nothing - nothing was
> reported in /var/log at all.  A bit of searching tells me that the kernel
> module pciehp is required for expresscards to work but my ubuntu 9.10
> default kernel doesn't seem to have that module available.

One thing to be aware of: the ExpressCard slot has two connectors, one PCI
express with hotplug, and one USB 2.0.  A whole lot of the ExpressCard devices
are actually *USB* devices, not PCIe.

You may be looking in the wrong place — or, perhaps not.  I don't really know
much beyond that basic fact, but I figure it can't hurt to tell you what you
already know. ;)


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