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Re[2]: Debian installation problems

Monday, October 08, 2001, 11:56:09 PM, Glen wrote:
>> GM> that *I* would do is:
>> GM> dpkg --purge pcmcia-cs
>> GM> apt-get install pcmcia-cs
>> GM> the first command will purge your config files, and the second will reinstall (and reconfig) the pcmcia access.
>> Did that, and I now got the chance to configure my PCMCIA card (found
>> out you could do a /usr/sbin/psnetconfig instead).
>> What are frame type and IPX network number, and do I need them?
GM> if you're just doing an internet connection, you shouldn't need ipx.
GM> Frame type? Have you tried to add it as a frame relay or atm device? If you're on a corporate network, then you should ask your systems admin. If you're not, then you probably are adding things
GM> in that you don't need to use.
I don't know what I have added??

>> GM> you could have a look at the docs on linuxdoc.org (or in /usr/share/doc/en-HOWTO/pcmcia-cs, if you installed doc-linux text) on pcmcia as to what the pcmcia options are, and what kernel modules
>> GM> you'll need for pcmcia support for *your* card.
>> Eeeh ok, that sounds hard for a newbie like me - kernel modules?? Do I
>> even dare to mess with my kernel?
GM> kernel modules = device drivers. It's possible that you need support for certain chipsets-- pcmcia support is in itself a set of kernel modules.
Ok I really need some newbie advice here, or I don't think I will get
much further. What is my next step? Can I somehow see which PCMCIA
drivers I have loaded in my kernel? If mine aren't there, how do I add
it, and should I remove the others (how is this done)? The driver we
are talking about, I guess that is the xurc2ps right? Do I need more
info on my card than that, do I need to pass it some parameters?

Basically a step-to-step newbie howto would be great :) I have looked
at the HARDWARE-HOWTO, but I didn't understand much, so please help me
out here - there isn't much fun in a Debian without the internet.

>> >> GM> /etc/init.d/pcmcia {start|stop|restart} ?
>> >> stopping PCMCIA services: cardmgr modules
>> >> starting PCMCIA services: cardmgr modules
>> >> 
>> >> But I have no network access!? I have at no time specified xirc2ps as
>> >> my driver, shouldn't I? What do I do now? Can I deinstall (apt-get
>> >> deinstall pcmcia-cs) and reinstall, and would that help me?
>> >> 
>> >> >> GM> try 'apt-get install pcmcia-cs'
>> >> >> It claims to have the latest version of pcmcia-cs
>> >> >> 
>> >> >> GM> you'll need to know the chipset of your card, as well as whether or not your card is pcmcia or cardbus-- check the hardware-HOWTO at http://www.linuxdoc.org/
>> >> >> By chipset, do you then mean something like xirc2ps?
>> >> >> 
>> >> >> Ok it looks like I have what I need, but how do I set it up, and get
>> >> >> it running?
>> >> >> 
>> >> >> >> >> I'm trying to install on a Dell Inspiron 7500, and I have gotten some hints from some
>> >> >> >> >> of you earlier. But I can't figure out where I setup the PCMCIA card
>> >> >> >> >> during the setup (Xircom 10/100/56). The only thing I am asked about my PCMCIA card, is
>> >> >> >> >> whether it's a intel thing or some T... thing. Where do I specify that
>> >> >> >> >> it's a xirc2ps? I can't setup my network if I specify intel or T....
>> >> >> >> 
>> >> >> >> JC> During the PCMCIA installation, you are asked to enter any
>> >> >> >> JC> card-specific options as well as a controller type, e.g. i82365. 
>> >> >> >> JC> After these options are entered and the card services are
>> >> >> >> JC> installed, you can then configure the Network.  If the install
>> >> >> >> JC> process doesn't prompt you directly, you can choose it from the
>> >> >> >> JC> list of alternative options below the recommended options in the
>> >> >> >> JC> installation script.  You don't specify the module to load, it is
>> >> >> >> JC> automatically detected by the card services.  If it doesn't
>> >> >> >> JC> detect the correct card module, you can go into a console from
>> >> >> >> JC> the installation script and make some changes to the pcmcia
>> >> >> >> JC> config options to help the auto-detect process.
>> >> >> >> Well... I finally got my Debian installed with X running (thanks to
>> >> >> >> you). I still have no network running, but I don't want to reinstall
>> >> >> >> if I can avoid it. How do I get this up and running? I can't apt-get
>> >> >> >> from the net (off course), so I have to get whatever I need from my
>> >> >> >> CD. What do I do? Can I run some sort of installer, that can help me?

Med venlig hilsen/Best regards,
 Søren Neigaard mailto:neigaard@e-box.dk

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