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Old 10-05-2003, 02:24 PM   #1
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Distribution: Redhat 9 with 2.4.22 kernel
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Angry Wireless PCMCIA dead after kernel recompile

[assume I am a complete idiot when replying]

I recompiled my 2.4.20-8 kernel for the first time to get ACPI support for my Sony Picturebook PCG-C1MVP/M laptop. I followed the procedure under "ACPI" on this webpage to patch and recompile the kernel (sorry, under 5 posts, can't post url, add http to the beginning):


Everything works great except my wireless PCMCIA Cisco Aironet 350 card has no lights lit. There is no PCMCIA beep on startup. The card works perfectly when I boot to my old kernel.

EDIT: After a lot of research, I noticed the following commands will get the card working perfectly. How do I get Linux to do this automatically at startup? It appears as though 'pcmcia start' cannot find the new 'custom' modules?

/sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-8custom/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
/sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-8custom/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
/sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-8custom/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
/etc/init.d/pcmcia start

EDIT2: SUCCESS! I found the article I needed :

Apparently there's a PCMCIA BUG in RedHat 9 that builds a bogus directory of symlinks in '/lib/modules/`uname -r`/pcmcia' I removed the directory and everything now works perfectly.

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