*** *** *** Catalyst PCIBX32-X / PCIBX64-X Control Utility *** *** *** About this software ------------------- This program can be used to control the Catalyst PCIBX32-X and PCIBX64-X PCI Extender card through the parallel port interface. This software is run on the host-system. The host-system is the machine, which controlls the Extender. The client-system is the machine with the controller in its PCI slot. (The host- and client-system may be the same machine.) Usage ----- See pcibx --help for detailed usage description. And read the manual of your PCI Extender. ;) Hotplug / Client-Kernel ----------------------- To be able to hotplug devices into the controller, you must load the "fakephp" PCI Hotplug kernel module on the client system. This module fakes a PCI hotplug controller. WARNING: Read the fakephp Manual. Be very careful when hotplugging a device and keep doing it in the correct order: 1) Unregister the device from the kernel via sysfs. 2) Turn the UUT Powers on the Extender OFF. 3) Unplug the device from the physical PCI slot. To plug a device in, reverse the order of the steps.