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Old 12-20-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
ajpug
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no pcmcia controller found!


Hi all,

I am using Mandrake 9.2 (kernel 2.4.22) and for some reason it does not detect my pcmcia controller. I have also tried to recompile the kernel with pcmcia support etc but no luck.
In /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia there is the following single line:
PCMCIA=no

Also, yenta_socket etc are not loaded. There also is no /etc/pcmcia directory.

Any idea?

Thanks a lot,
ajpug

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Old 12-20-2005, 04:32 PM   #2
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It really depends on your system. If you are running a system that the older kernel doesn't support, then it won't be detected. Try typing lspci to see what controller you have. Also, try installing the yenta_socket driver (I think it was available on that kernel).
 
Old 12-20-2005, 05:12 PM   #3
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I have tried loading the yenta_socket driver but it did not help.
My system used to work very well with Mandrake 9.1 (previous version to the one I am using) so my hw should not be the issue.
Regarding lspci it lists a generic controller which name I do not recall right now (I am recompiling the kernel so I cannot check at the moment).
Any idea on what might be wrong? How can I force the system to probe for the pcmcia controller again?

Thanks,
ajpug
 
Old 12-21-2005, 11:57 AM   #4
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Not sure on that older version of Mandrake. If you have the bandwidth, why not download 2006? It has better laptop support (along with every othe enhancement since 9.x).
 
  


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