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Old 12-29-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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pcmcia core fails to load( and I can't find the message in dmesg? )

I'm using an old Thinkpad 600E running the latest Debian. It doesn't have an internal NIC so I use a PCMCIA card. The other day I tried plugging in a wifi NIC and my PCMCIA core has stopped working since. Whenever the computer turns on it says a message about the PCMCIA core failing but I can't find it in dmesg when I search for it!
Old 12-29-2007, 10:32 PM   #2
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A little more info:

modprobe pcmcia yields "modprobe: Can't locate module pcmcia"

cardctl status yields "no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices"
Old 12-30-2007, 10:49 AM   #3
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Another update:

The message is being originated by one of the two following scripts(maybe they are linked?)


They seem to be the exact same script
when I run say "./etc/init.d/pcmcia start" I get

"Starting PCMCIA services: Error: Failed to load pcmcia_core"

Does anyone have any suggestions for which way to take this problem? Manually loading, resetting a certain config file? Anything?


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