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Old 06-30-2003, 02:44 AM   #1
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rcpcmcia in Suse 8.1

Can anyone tell me which rpm 'rcpcmcia' is in? I can't get pcmcia working on my Toshiba portégé - tosh help says to edit /sbin/sysconfig/pcmcia and restart the rcpcmcia service. Only problem is, the service isn't there!

Post from Toshiba: If SuSE Linux 8.1 failed to load PCMCIA package follow the steps below:
- open /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia
- set PCMCIA_SYSTEM="external"
- set PCMCIA_PCIC="i82365"
- save the file
- load the PCMCIA driver with "rcpcmcia start"
PCMCIA should work now

Any ideas?


P.S. - The file pcmcia didn't exist; was it OK to create a new one with the two lines above?

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Old 06-30-2003, 10:47 PM   #2
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Here's the thing: in your first paragraph you mention /sbin/sysconfig/pcmcia, in the post from Toshiba they mention /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia, I'm thinking that perhaps you're looking in the wrong place? You should be able to find rc.pcmcia (note the dot after the rc, that is in fact the file you're looking for, not rcpcmcia) in your /etc/rc.d directory, to execute, cd to that dir and say ./rc.pcmcia start or something similar to that. You should be able to find the file /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia as well, it most likely does exist, if not I would think creating it yourself would be fine, take care to use the proper location for it.

Last edited by akaBeaVis; 06-30-2003 at 10:50 PM.
Old 07-01-2003, 05:20 AM   #3
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Thanks for that - no, I tried doing a 'find -name rcpcmcia' from / for the file. Turn's out, even though SuSE recognised I had pcmcia active in YaST, it didn't load the rpm for it on install...!

Everything's working 100% now, but thanks for the response. It's given me some pointers for the future...



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