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Re: i82365 and Cirrus Logic CL 6729

At 04:51 PM 1/1/2005, you wrote:
Ok, are you trying to install Woody (aka Debian 3.0)?

I don't recall exactly but at some point of the Woody installation it
should ask about pcmcia support, anyway do you need to use the pcmcia
to complete the installation?

More info... I sent a message to the author of the i82365 module, David Hinds, and here is what he said:
-- begin quote --
This is sort of a historical accident.  Prior to 2.4 kernels, there
were only the pcmcia-cs driver modules.  With 2.4, PCMCIA drivers
became part of the kernel tree but they were not 100% the same as the
pcmcia-cs drivers.  One of the differences was that the CL 6729 bridge
was not supported by the kernel drivers.  There is a CL 6729 driver
for the current 2.6 kernels but I think it is recent enough that it
probably is not in most current Linux distributions.

It is possible to use the pcmcia-cs drivers with 2.4 (but not 2.6)
kernels.  You would need to remove the kernel PCMCIA driver modules,
and then compile the pcmcia-cs package.

-- Dave

-- end quote --

What does it mean that the drivers became part of the kernel tree? They're compiled into the kernel? Does this mean the debian installer shouldn't be trying to load the i82365 module because it's already in the kernel? And why do I see pcmcia_core listed as a module when I do lsmod?

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