Re: PCMCIA problems with Debian 1.3
Mark Phillips <email@example.com> writes:
> There have been a few people asking about problems with PCMCIA for
> Debian 1.3. The pcmcia-modules packages provided by Debian 1.3 are
Odd; PCMCIA was the only major component that *didn't* give me
problems when I installed on my laptop.
> I got it working a few weeks ago with some difficulties. The way to solve
> it is to install a kernel-source package (either 2.0.29 or 2.0.30),
> install the pcmcia-source package, and then follow the documentation
> contained in /usr/doc/pcmcia-source/ in order to create your own
> pcmcia-modules package, then install that.
Looking through dselect, there are 2 pcmcia-modules packages--
one dependent on the 2.0.29 kernel, and one dependent on the 2.0.30
kernel. Since I had to strip the kernel down and modify the rescue disk
(the ThinkPad 386XD won't load bzImages) I compiled a 2.0.30 kernel and
installed the 2.0.30-dependent pcmcia-modules. No problems.
I believe the kernel on the rescue disk image is 2.0.29, so I'd
think all would be fine if you grabbed the pcmcia-modules-2.0.29 package
and installed instead of pcmcia-modules-2.0.30. Mind you, I haven't
I'd have to agree this is confusing for a new user; most people's
tendency is to always grab latest & greatest and without care it's easy
to miss the dependency. A good fix would be to update the rescue disk
image with a 2.0.30 kernel and retire pcmcia-modules-2.0.29.
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