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Old 06-14-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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PCMCIA works with XUbuntu live CD, but not after HD install

My wireless card (D-link DWL-650) worked when booting the xubuntu live cd, but then after installing to to the hard drive it no longer works... it and another pcmcia card both generate this in dmesg when inserted:

[4295240.215000] cs: pcmcia_socket0: unable to apply power.
[4295240.870000] pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
[4295240.870000] cs: unable to map card memory!
[4295240.870000] cs: unable to map card memory!
this is really strange that it worked with the live cd.. anyone have any ideas? googling generated a list of people that can't get their pcmica to work at all, but considering it can obviously work with this distro, it seems like there should be an easy fix, if i knew where to start.
Old 06-16-2006, 12:09 PM   #2
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I am a newbie too and no nothing of the config files in linux, or how to script or program myself, however have you tried comparing the configuration of the live cd to that of the hard disk installation? Perhaps during the install certain detections were made and written that were not done booting to the live cd.
boot to the live and check to see how it recognised the wireless and if you can check the files used to configure it (wish I could tell you their names but don't know and I am not at home to search them out.) Then boot to the hard disk and check to see what it loaded and how it was configured.
There are some other threads here and in the laptops forum that will give you file names to check.
Hope this helps.
Old 06-23-2006, 04:16 AM   #3
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I had a similar problem and what it came down to is "/etc/pcmcia/config.opts". If you copy the one that existed when you booted up the install cd to your drive after everythings setup then it'll fix the problem. One way of doing this would be;

(If your main linux drive is hda1)

sudo mkdir /mnt/hda1
sudo mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
sudo cp /etc/pcmcia/config.opts /mnt/hda1/etc/pcmcia/
sudo unmount /mnt/hda1
Old 07-12-2006, 04:39 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by whifix
sudo unmount /mnt/hda1
Actually the correct command is:
sudo umount /mnt/hda1



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