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Old 09-06-2002, 08:52 AM   #1
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pcmcia network card boot problem


I have SuSE 8.0 running on my laptop with two pcmcia network cards, one based on the ne2000 chipset, the other is based on Realtek RTL 8129/8139. Then ne2000 gets handled by the generic pcmcia network card option and loads properly on boot. The realtek require the standard driver and tries to load before pcmcia is up, resulting in a nonfunctioning card. If I restart my networks after everything is up it works beautifly (...well, semi. It only runs at 10Mbits per second instead of the full 100, but that's a generic problem with this driver)

Does anyone know of a way to get this card running properly on boot?

Steve
 
Old 09-06-2002, 08:59 AM   #2
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does suse use /etc/rc.d/rc*.d/S**pcmcia files?

You might try renameing the network one as a higher number then the pcimcia one. or swap them around:
say you have S35network and S60pcimcia, change S35network to S60network, and S60pcimcia to S35pcimcia.

That way pcimcia services starts before the network trys to come up.
 
Old 09-06-2002, 09:20 AM   #3
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I tried swapping

SuSE puts those in the init.d folder, but I'll assume they serve the same purpose. I switched around the numbers preceding the services, but haven't had an opportunity to reboot my computer to check if it worked or not. I'll make a post when I find out.

Thanks for the quick response

Steve
 
Old 09-06-2002, 11:07 AM   #4
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I tried rebooting with no change in boot order. Upon closer inspection these files show up in several of the rc*.d folders. After going and renaming all of the files under these folders and rebooting things are working the way that I want them to.

Thanks soooo much for the help. It's forums like these that really help people break free of their M$ dependency.

Steve
 
Old 09-06-2002, 11:53 AM   #5
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Cool, glad everything is working good now.

BTW:
You could have found out which runlevel you are in by typing runlevel, and more then likly if you boot into X it would have been, N5, or if you boot to the commandline N3 then you would have only have to edit the files in respective directories. ie; N5 = /etc/init.d/rc5.d/
 
Old 09-08-2002, 03:01 PM   #6
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You learn something new every day. I didn't realize that the wildcard number in rc*.d had anything to do with runlevel. One step closer to understanding how this beast of an OS works
 
  


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