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Re: OT: pcmcia-cs and kernel 2.4.17

On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 05:24:30PM -0600, Petr Hlustik wrote:
>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,
I installed the 2.4.17-i686 package and it worked like a charm! When I
tried this earlier I had not purged my /etc/pcmcia files, which caused
me problems. I now have the hermes and orinoco drivers loaded, so it
appears that my problems are solved.

Thanks again (and sorry for replying off list earlier)


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