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Old 09-13-2005, 10:27 AM   #1
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10 RC1 with PCMCIA on Laptop - X Server Breaks Network connectivity


Hi -- PCMCIA card starts (wireless ) OK -- can ping everything from console

even Internet addresses

Start X (kde)

Card lights flash --and the all network connectivity has gone --not only Internet but local network as well.

Can't find any scripts to stop and restart pcmcia card

If you remove (and replace) via hotplug --lights stay off the card --can't restart it.


In Beta 10 you could remove and re-insert the card which fixed network connectivity if it did get lost.


I'm afraid RC1 will have to be "binned" on my laptops --beta 4 is still OK

Anybody know how to stop and rstart pcmcia --the old commands rpcmcia restart don't exist any more nor do any of the scripts in /etc -- and there isn't even a pcmcia folder so it looks like this whole area has been re-written in RC1 --pity it doesn't seem to work.

Cheers

-K
 
Old 09-14-2005, 12:49 PM   #2
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I did some talking on IRC. Apparently, you need the kernel-default-nogpl and some firmware from this source: ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/10....ules+firmware/

I'll let you know how it goes.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 02:46 AM   #3
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I did some talking on IRC. Apparently, you need the kernel-default-nogpl and some firmware from this source: ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/10....ules+firmware/

I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks -- I had another go yesterday -- too wet to do any outside work so I thought --I'll try it.

That fixed it

Don't have a clue what the kernel update was doing however.

cheers

-K
 
Old 09-16-2005, 02:12 PM   #4
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I wasn't able to get the thing to download, after waiting for hours, so I reverted back to 9.3.

However, my understanding is that kernel-default-nongpl is not a kernel, but rather, the necessary modules for the wireless driver.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 05:09 PM   #5
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BTW Beta 4 is OK if you still want to test 10.0

RC1 is a bit "Wobbly" on test --but that's what a Beta is for I suppose although I was rather surprised at the HOTPLUG / PCMCIA difference between Beta 4 and RC 1 as this near to final release there IMO should only be minor updates rather than whole section upgrades.

Cheers

-K
 
  


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