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Re: woody kernels do not support PCMCIA network card

Which driver does the 2.2.18pre21 kernel load for your network card?

On Mon, 2001-12-10 at 05:20, Josef Dalcolmo wrote:
> Dear Debian Friends!
> I tried various installations of Woody from a set of CDs which where created 
> around Nov 9, and found some problems, I would like to report in this manner.
> The machine was an Inspiron-5000 Laptop, with a D-link-650 PCMCIA network card 
> (compatible to NE2000).
> None of the Woody kernels I've tried recognised my network card, so I ended up 
> with the network unconfigured after install. After playing unsuccessfully with 
> the network setup, I tried recompiling a 2.2.19 kernel with PCMCIA support and 
> also a 2.4.10 kernel (with its own PCMCIA support) - with no more success.
> Then I tried an install from scratch with a Potato-2.2R2 CD (kernel 
> 2.2.18pre21) and it did recognise the D-link-650 network card fine, and 
> configured the network right!
> Upgrading to woody did not change anything, the network still worked fine, 
> until I tried to upgrade the kernel too. I tried kernel packages 2.2.19 
> (vanilla), 2.2.19-???-ext3, 2.4.10-???-686, 2.4.12 (vanilla), installing them 
> with dselect. None of these kernels supported my PCMCIA based network card.
> When I re-installed the old 2.2.18pre21 kernel, everything worked fine again.
> Perhaps I missed something, but I would say, the newer kernels (including 
> 2.2.19) have a broken module there somewhere in the pcmcia stuff.
> - Josef
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