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Old 09-20-2003, 11:05 AM   #1
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pcmcia problem - RH7.2 on Toshiba Satellite

Hey, I'm new to, so I hope I'm not going over ground that's been endlessly covered before. I am dealing with old hw and sw here, trying to get RH7.2 running on my Satellite 1555CDS with a Xircom 10/100 pcmcia card. Everything's fine except when I try to insmod yenta_socket.o the system hangs. (a)What is yenta_socket's function, and (b) how do I load the module without locking up?

Old 09-21-2003, 10:55 AM   #2
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it's a low-level driver for pcmcia services, it may be hanging because your pcmcia chipset is not compatible with it, there are others:
try looking in your /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/pcmcia dir and see what else is there, for instance I have tcic, i82365, and i82092 in that directory, those along with yenta are inclusive, one of them should work. If that dir doesn't exist, look in the same dir that yenta_socket is in.
Old 09-25-2003, 05:26 PM   #3
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Thanks, I eventually reloaded RH6.2, which had no problems with my pcmcia card, then upgraded to RH7.2. This seemed to cure the problem, because after I brought 7.2 up I noticed that yenta_socket loaded correctly. Dunno, maybe an IRQ problem?


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