Re: Upgrading pcmcia-* breaks ppp
> I recently upgraded my laptop to Linux 2.2.14 (from 2.0.36) with the
> latest pcmcia-* and modutils, too. I compiled both the kernel and the
> pcmcia-source myself. I don't know if the kernel upgrade is
> significant or the upgrade of pcmcia-*.
I don't think it's the kernel. I used to run 2.2.9 (and I still do)
without problems before the pcmcia-* upgrade.
> (I can't compile pcmcia-source for Linux 2.0.36 as my compiler is
> too new. Perhaps I should try and compile pcmcia-* from slink
> with Linux 2.2.14??? Will that work???)
Don't know. Maybe I'll give it a try. There's another odd thing: the
dependencies of the pcmcia-modules-2.2.9 package (for my 2.2.9 kernel) indicate
that it depends on pcmcia-cs 3.0.14 and *only* 3.0.14. I didn't use the
pre-built modules but compiled the pcmcia modules from source. But the source is
3.1.8, could that be the problem?
Are there some pcmcia-source packages <3.1.* (but still potato) available?
I didn't find any on the debian FTP server. Do you keep them around?
> I have a xircom combo Ethernet/28.8k Modem card. It works find with
> Linux 2.0.36 and pcmcia-* from slink.
> (sidenote: I have noticed recently that this card runs very hot - is
> this normal?)
All I can tell you is that all of my pcmcia cards do that as well and I
haven't observed any problems.
> The Ethernet card part works fine.
> lehman> Jan 15 19:16:30 sirius pppd: pppd 2.3.5 started by
> lehman, uid 1001
> lehman> Jan 15 19:16:30 sirius pppd: tcgetattr: Input/output
> lehman> Jan 15 19:16:31 sirius pppd: Exit.
> I haven't tried pppd myself, but minicom cannot talk to the modem (no
> errors, just nothing displayed).
> lehman> ...just as if the modem wasn't inserted at all. But when
> lehman> inserting the modem, the output of cardmgr looks ok:
> lehman> Jan 15 19:17:28 sirius cardmgr: initializing socket 2
> lehman> Jan 15 19:17:28 sirius cardmgr: socket 2: Serial or
> lehman> Jan 15 19:17:28 sirius cardmgr: executing: 'insmod
> lehman> /lib/modules/2.2.9/pcmcia/serial_cs.o'
> lehman> Jan 15 19:17:28 sirius kernel: tty02 at 0x17f8 (irq = 5) is
> a 16550A
> lehman> Jan 15 19:17:28 sirius cardmgr: executing: './serial
> start ttyS2'
> I get that too. Curiously, with the slink pcmcia-* packages, the
> modem is assigned tty03, not tty02 - could that be significant?
I don't remember that the tty assigned to the card changed, but then
again, I didn't upgrade from slink but potato -> latest potato.
> lehman> And setserial says:
> lehman> [lehman] ~>sudo setserial -a /dev/ttyS2
> lehman> /dev/ttyS2, Line 2, UART: 16550A, Port: 0x17f8, IRQ: 5
> lehman> Baud_base: 115200, close_delay: 50, divisor: 0
> lehman> closing_wait: 3000, closing_wait2: infinte
> lehman> Flags: spd_normal skip_test
> I get similar results from "setserial -a /dev/modem", but
> "setserial -a /dev/ttyS2" just returns an error:
> /dev/ttyS2: pcmcia controlled device (/var/run/stab)
> lehman> I checked /etc/pcmcia.conf and /etc/pcmcia/serial.opts and
> lehman> didn't find anything that looks offensive to me. What's
> lehman> going on here? I don't know how to track this down, any help
> lehman> appreciated...
> Also, this isn't the worst of my problems... If I try to bootup with
> the card in, or shutdown, the computer will lock up, and require a
> hardware reset in order to fix the problem. Inserting/removing the
> card after bootup seems to be OK though.
> When I asked about this on the linux-kernel mailing list, somebody
> suggested I replace the following parameter to my pcmcia.conf
> file with:
> however, that doesn't help :-(.
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