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Re: 2.4.17 kernel & pcmcia problem

Tom Allison <tallison1@twmi.rr.com> wrote:

> But I built my own pcmcia-modules package and kernel-image package
> from the 2.4.17 kernel-source and 3.1.36 pcmcia-source.  You mean that
> these are still building bad links?

Not the pcmcia source.  The kernel source is building the bad links,
and there has not been a new release of this package since this problem
was discovered.  Therefore, there has not been an opportunity to fix the
problem with the kernel packages.

> I have tried using the --force-overwrite option when installating
> the pcmcia-modules package and it still does not work.  I am able to
> get past the problem with the pcmcia-core problem.  But the specific
> drivers I am using (orinoco, orinoco_cs) are still failing to modprobe
> successfully.

The temporary fix (until version 3.1.36-7 can be installed) is
to copy the etc/config file from the pcmcia-cs source (i.e.,
/usr/src/modules/pcmcia/etc/config in the pcmcia-source package) to
/etc/pcmcia/config.  That should fix your problem for now.

Your current config (assuming that you are running version 3.1.36-6
of pcmcia-cs) is set up to use the kernel drivers, not the standalone
drivers.  (This has been changed in 3.1.36-7.)  Since you are building
the pcmcia modules from the pcmcia-cs source, you want to use the
standalone drivers.

- Brian

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