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Old 03-27-2002, 10:53 AM   #1
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PCMCIA not available after kernel update


Hello,

recently I updated from SuSE 7.2 to 7.3 on my Gericom laptop and went from kernel 2.4.12 to 2.4.18 (both compiled from kernel.org's sources).

Now I experience an odd behaviour! When booting the new kernel (was built with the same config as the .12) PCMCIA service doesn't startup. If I run the cardmgr by hand the card fetches all info from the DHCP server. Trying rcpcmcia start|restart or whatever gives no output.

During the install I also installed the .10 SuSE kernel and use this one as an emergency kernel. When booting with this friend, everything comes up fine and I can use the network right away.

May this be a problem with missing modules (e.g. the yenta_socket.o) ?

Bye,
Ralf

P.S. pcmcia-cs is installed!
 
Old 03-27-2002, 11:57 AM   #2
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If you're using in-kernel pcmcia, or enabled just the slightest bit of it in menuconfig, then pcmcia-cs isn't going to run right. Offhand, you are getting the double beep tone of properly loaded modules and everything appears correctly in "lsmod" right?

Cheers,

Finegan

Offhand, what kind of laptop?
 
Old 03-27-2002, 01:37 PM   #3
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True! When I run cardmgr by hand I get the two sweet beeps and no missing modules are reported at any time. I found out that the pcmcia service is being "skipped" during bootup, that's what the console says at bootup.

Concerning your question: the laptop is a Gericom Overdose 2 with 300MHz Celeron, 128MB, a 4MB Rage LT Pro and ~3 years old.

I'll try to compile a kernel w/o internal pcmcia and fully rely on the pcmcia-cs. Let's see what I get. :-))

Ralf
 
Old 03-27-2002, 01:49 PM   #4
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Internal pcmcia is working sweet for me... I dunno. It did take a couple tries, but I blame it all on RedHat. You could creat a script for cardmgr startup and call it in /etc/rc.d/boot.local, which is SuSe's last call init script. Did you get the pcmcia card running entirely with the in-kernel pcmcia?

Also, if you're really curious, I could send you my .config for 2.4.18 on a PIII Stinkpad.

Luck,

Finegan
 
Old 03-27-2002, 06:38 PM   #5
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Hi Finegan,

I tried it with external drivers but had no luck. Now I compiled the kernel again with internal pcmcia and will start cardmgr through a script as I'm getting sick of it. It will work... not elegantly, but it works. ;-))

thanks for the help!

Ralf
 
  


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