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Re: TuxTops 20U: CDR and PCMCIA problems



on Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 05:43:48PM -0600, Andreas Mohr (amohr@codeweavers.com) wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 03:35:26PM -0800, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> > I've purchased an Amethyst 20U (Compal 20U OEM) with the optional
> > docking base unit containing a floppy and cdrom.  
> > 
> > I'm running Debian GNU/Linux, kernel:
> > 
> >     GNU/Linux version 2.2.18pre21 (root@shrink) (gcc version 2.95.2
> >     20000220 (Debian GNU/GNU/Linux)) #1 Thu Jan 25 18:40:22 PST 2001
> > 
> > 
> > The CDROM is producing the following errors either after a power
> > suspend via APM, *OR* after simply having been in operation for a period
> > of time.  The problem is decidedly intermittent.
> 
> [snip errors]
> 
> > Is this a configuration problem, a docking port problem (I *think* the
> > damned thing's securely attached -- no problems with the floppy, and the
> > CDR is otherwise powered and responsive).  This is, BTW, a CDROM drive.
> > *NOT* CD-writable or DVD.  Just plain old CDR.

> Hmm, no real idea here. Try I different kernel, I'd say :-\

Done, actually.  This came with RH and 2.2.13, I've tried 2.2.17 and
2.2.18.  Same problem with each, at least on APM shutdown.

> Or try fiddling with hdparm parameters.

Hmmm...  Pointers?  Haven't tried that yet.

> Maybe you already did that, and one of these parameters conflicts with
> suspend due to the device forgetting the setup, but the kernel
> remembering it ? I had this happen to me several times...
> 
> > ----------------------------------------
> > Other problem:
> > 
> > With PCMCIA, I get the following message when issuing the 'cardmgr'
> > command:
> > 
> >     Jan 30 15:15:45 ego cardmgr[2886]: starting, version is 3.1.22
> >     Jan 30 15:15:45 ego cardmgr[2886]: open_sock(socket 0) failed: Permission denied
> >     Jan 30 15:15:45 ego cardmgr[2886]: no sockets found!
> >     Jan 30 15:15:45 ego cardmgr[2886]: exiting
> > 
> > cardmgr is from the pmcia-cs Debian package:
> > 
> >     Package: pcmcia-cs
> >     Priority: extra
> >     Section: base
> >     Installed-Size: 533
> >     Maintainer: Brian Mays <brian@debian.org>
> >     Architecture: i386
> >     Version: 3.1.22-0.1potato
> > 
> > I've read elsewhere that order matters in configuring PCMCIA devices --
> > does it matter that the system otherwise already has networking running?
> > I've got a PCMCIA fax/modem, but use the onboard NIC (eepro100) for
> > LAN-based networking.
> Try to use strace -f in order to diagnose this problem upon pcmcia startup.
> If it complains about "Permission denied", then it probably has a reason...
> 
> Andreas Mohr

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