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Old 11-23-2003, 08:47 PM   #1
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Question Fedora startup hangs while starting PCMCIA card services

Hey guys

I have just installed Fedora Core on my laptop, which is a Clevo DW400S and it hangs when "Starting PCMCIA card services".

Now, I have always had the problem of the Redhat installation hanging when searching for PCMCIA devices since I have had the laptop and thus, to overcome the problem, used the boot parameter nopcmcia so as the device would be ignored. This has worked previously with all linux distribultions and once again with the Fedora installation, however Fedora now hangs when the OS is booting.

Any suggestions or workarounds


Old 11-24-2003, 02:38 PM   #2
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Yeah, I have a similar problem and it seems to hang forever. However, eventually it finishes loading, although it only seems to happen when I put in a card which cannot be properly identified.
I also had the problem with SUSE 8.0
It seems that there is no way around it as far as I have found out -ctrl c seems to work to speed it up.
Old 01-19-2004, 02:47 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with my HP ZE4430 laptop and Fedora Core 1. What worked for me, was editing my /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia file to read "PCMCIA=no" and everything went of without a hitch. Hope that helps and good luck!


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