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Re: OT: pcmcia-cs and kernel 2.4.17

On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 05:29:07PM -0800, Peter Hicks wrote:
> I am trying to get pcmcia working on my toshiba 7020 using kernel
> 2.4.17. I have downloaded the source from kernel.org and have turned
> off kernel pcmcia in favor of pcmcia-cs 3.1.31. After having built my
> kernel and rebooted, I am now trying to get the proper drivers
> working. My trouble seems to be that the yenta driver is not being
> built. 

AFAIK, the yenta_socket driver is part of the kernel, not pcmcia-cs. This
reflects the current mixed state of affairs, since some pcmcia-cs
functionality is being moved into the kernel (Linus decided) and it's hard
to find out where to look for info (and whom to blame for problems
;-)). E.g., my CardBus network card is currently detected and configured by
kernel & PCI hotplug, not by pcmcia-cs.  The module supporting my card
(tulip.o) came with the kernel, so I did not have to use pcmcia-cs modules
at all (while I still need pcmcia-cs for basic PCMCIA socket
functionality). YMMV.

I would recommend using a debian kernel package instead of source, since
Debian packagers have made, I think, good config choices to support PCMCIA
with either kernel or pcmcia-cs packaged modules and you'll get
yenta_socket.o plus a bunch of other modules.  2.4.17 images for potato are
at http://www.fs.tum.de/~bunk/kernel-24.html.

Hope this helps,

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