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Old 06-07-2005, 06:12 PM   #1
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how to tell if pcmcia support


i'm configuring a pcmcia wireless card. I'm trying to figure out if my new kernel has pcmcia support in the kernel. How can i tell if i have support for it? does /proc fs explain what is happening in the kernel?


Old 06-07-2005, 07:13 PM   #2
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Slackware should load it automatically in /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia. First try "cardctl status" to see if it's loaded already. If not, try to find out what it is and load it.. "pcic_probe" may help in identifying what you have. Try "modprobe yenta_socket" just to be sure, if you get not found and there is nothing in cardctl, then you probably don't have the support in the kernel.
Old 06-07-2005, 07:29 PM   #3
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ya i didn't have support in my kernel so i compiled another kernel and include pcmcia support as a module. Restarted my machine and it worked was that easy



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