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Re: PCMCIA Packages (crosspost from laptop)

On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 01:37:46PM -0800, Cassandra Ludwig wrote:
> I have a small issue with the PCMCIA card services package, and I was
> wondering if I might need to go to the sources for the package to fix it,
> or if there is some way to fix my issue.
> Basically, I have a wireless ethernet card for my laptop, and using it
> with the PCMCIA cardmgr program causes a scrolling list of insmod output
> over my current console sesssion... this is just a royal pain.  The
> biggest problem I have with it, is that the insmod's run my cardmgr are
> done without being able to supply option's to insmod, but only to the
> module itself.  And I do not know of anyway for the modules that are used
> to be quiet during load.
> If I load them with modprobe/insmod manually, I can feed them the "-s -q"
> settings and this fixes the problem, but I use PCMCIA for the utility, and
> ease, I could carry my dock everywhere instead for the amount of hassles
> this sometimes causes me.

What about tweaking /etc/pcmcia/config.opts? I believe that allows you
to supply options to the modules that get installed.
> Also - does anyone know of a way I can configure the PCMCIA network script
> to use multiple wireless lan keys (ie. keep trying until it finds one that
> gives me a DHCP lease?).  It is just a little annoying everytime I boot up
> to have to manually change the config file and restart the card services
> module to have the correct key set.  If there isn't a way to do that at
> the moment, then I'll just have to modify the network script, and offer
> the patch back to the maintainers.
> Thanks,
> Cassandra
> PS - I sent this in debian-laptop but so far I have gotten no response to
> this, and any help would be appreciated.

Karl E. Jørgensen
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