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Re: pcmcia? duh!

"Jeffrey Knight" <knight@ru4.com> writes:
| Hello all:


First, if you're going to reply to a message to create a new message
on the list please also remove the "References:" header from your new
message. Doing it the way you did doesn't play nice with threading
news readers. To me your post looked like a reply in the rather long
"hello?" thread instead of a brand new subject.

| Please forgive the fact this question has probably been asked here
| about 100 times: 
| My tecra laptop is currently running 2.0.x and i'm upgrading to 2.2.x  I
| finally managed to build a kernel that'll boot (why is it so hard with
| debian?  i can build bzImages for my tecra with SuSE all day!) ...

What caused you so much trouble? It's probably just a process you have
to get used to. I can't remember the last time I built a kernel that
wouldn't boot.

| Where do I have to option to compile in pcmcia?

pcmcia is a separate package that you'll need to download and
compile. Just install the pcmcia-source package. It'll create the file
/usr/src/pcmcia-cs.tar.gz. Unpack it in the /usr/src directory via
"tar xzf pcmcia-cs.tar.gz". If you're using the kernel-package
package, as you should be, and you built your kernel with it then you
simply change to the kernel source directory and do:

make-kpkg modules

and you'll get a pcmcia-modules-*.deb file in /usr/src that you can
install via dpkg -i.

| I tried to just copy /lib/modules/2.0/pcmcia to /lib/modules/2.2, but the
| bootup process didn't think that that was very funny.

You can generally do this if you didn't compile with MODVERSION within
the same kernel level, eg., 2.2.14 modules will often work fine with
a 2.2.15 kernel, but I think 2.0.x modules in a 2.2.x kernel is
pushing it. I generally recompile pcmcia every time I do a kernel
upgrade though, just to be on the safe side.

Good luck,

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