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Bug#250285: Usability: 'Start PCMCIA Card services' question

On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 00:18 +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> If there is no harm, then why ask the question at all?
> And what's all the fuzz about boot option hw-detect/start_pcmcia=false and 
> excluding IRQ's and address ranges in /target/etc/pcmcia/config.opts all 
> about? I've seen quite a few installation-reports on that.
> I thought the question was added recently exactly to avoid these problems, but 
> maybe I just don't know enough about it.

To start PCMCIA is indeed harmful on a few computers which have
PCMCIA, but I haven't heard of any problems on computers which do not
have it.

> Sure, and they will know they do and answer 'yes'.

Why do you assume that they will even see the question?

> So, if I answer 'yes' on my desktop and I have _no_ PCMCIA support on my 
> system, are pcmcia kernel modules and pcmcia-cs installed or are they not?
> If they _are_ installed, that would be a very good reason for a
> default 'no'.

They are not.

> In general I actually agree, but then again: why ask the question at all, even 
> at medium or low priority?

As I said, because there are problems on a few computers which do have


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