Re: PCMCIA configuration in sarge
Andrei Popescu wrote:
On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 23:09:07 +0000
Doofus <email@example.com> wrote:
After my laptop is booted, I can get driver modules:
loaded just by typing `modprobe orinoco_cs`
Now I'm trying, unsuccessfully, to get them loaded automatically at boot
time. If I put any or all of the modules in /etc/modules, I get an error
message in the boot process very close to:
ds: no socket driver!
and then after boot is finished, ds.o is loaded but not my driver
modules. I'm guessing this is because the init scripts are trying to
load the contents of /etc/modules before ds.o is loaded, which won't
work? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Can someone explain what's happening here, and what the solution is get
everything loaded in the right order? I haven't found an answer in
dell inspiron 8200
Many thanks for any assistance.
Just a wild thought ... did you try adding ds to /etc/modules? (before the others of course). That is if ds.o is also a module (AFAIK modules now have the extension .ko)
I should have thought of trying that in view of my description above.
It still doesn't work though. The exact error message is:
ds: No socket drivers loaded!
but as I said the ds module does get loaded a bit later - probably by
the pcmcia scripts. I'm using the kernel pcmcia support and the yenta
socket driver, and Dave Hinds pcmcia_cs package.
There's obviously something not in place that's preventing the ds.o
module from being loaded early in the boot - don't know what it is
though. I guess I could just compile some of this stuff into the kernel
but I don't really want to do that.
The problem, I believe, is not with ds, but with something that ds
depends on (one of the socket networking drivers). Most (all?) of the
networking stuff on Debian systems seems to be started in the /etc/rcS.d
directory by the S40networking script. You might want to consider
adding your own rc script, linked to a file name in /etc/rcS.d that
would make it run after the S40networking script, that does the modprobe
of orinoco_cs. If I understand the rc setup, this should provide the
sockets needed by ds, which would then load, followed by your orinoco