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Re: PCMCIA Packages (crosspost from laptop)

On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Karl E. Jorgensen wrote:

> 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.

Actually, I was meaning dropping options to the insmod process that is run 
by cardmgr when it starts.  The modules themselves do not have the options 
I want.

> > 
> > 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.

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