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Old 03-16-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
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mandrake 9.0 pcmcia freeze


i installed mandrake 9.0 on my toshiba 2060cds laptop, and it seemed to go pretty smoothly, just like when i installed it on my desktop. the little lights on the network card even lit up, but when i tried to boot up for the first time, right after it OKs eth0, it says "initializing pcmcia" at which point it just freezes. i always thought that pcmcia support was pretty much automatic with mandrake 9.0 becuase it's built in? thanks for your help in advance.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 07:39 PM   #2
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This may or may not help...

When I installed Mdk9.0 on my laptop, the boot sequence was kinda screwy and one of the symptoms was that PCMCIA would freeze (but not everytime).

I never understood the problem since it didn't happen on every install (I've installed Mdk 9.0 on my SO's laptop and on my desktop and on a friend's laptop since then).

I fixed it by first hitting 'I' when it booted (Interactive bootup) and NOT loading PCMCIA...

Then I went into /etc/rc.d/rc5.d and I changed the symlinks around...
for example, network was loading before pcmcia so I erased the S10network and S11pcmcia symlinks and created S10pcmcia and S11network links instead so pcmcia would start up before network).

Since then I think I could have done that another way (maybe using chkconfig)...

another thing you can do is boot interactively as above...not start pcmcia and try starting it yourself from the command line...see if any errors pop up (post them here)

Anyway...I hope this helps a bit.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 01:39 AM   #3
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how might one go about making new s10 and s11 files?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 01:58 AM   #4
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and how do you start pcmcia in the command prompt?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 02:19 AM   #5
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so switching the S10 and S11 file names so that pcmcia boots first doesnt work for me, it just freezes one step earlier. any other suggestions?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 10:00 AM   #6
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Quote:
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and how do you start pcmcia in the command prompt?
I did it by going into /etc/init.d and typing (as root):

./pcmcia

or ./pcmcia -start

something like that....I'm going from bad memory since I'm at work...but go look in those directories...
 
  


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