[ltp] T21 pcmcia hell

Tino Keitel linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 12:07:14 +0100

On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 12:53:11 +0200, Manolis Stamatogiannakis wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using gentoo on an Thinkpad T21. A couple of months ago pcmcia
> services were working fine. But now for no apparent reason I cannot get my
> cards working.
> cardmgr does not detect any cards unless if I manually use cardctl insert
> and cardctl eject to remove them. And even when I use cardctl, the network
> interface (my cards are wlan cards) is not configured.
> What can I try to solve the problem?
> I have recompiled the kernel changing some options, and re-emerged
> pcmcia-cs package. Also when I boot I get a message "Can't locate module
> ds" even though I have compiled pcmcia support into the kernel. Even when
> pcmcia support is compiled as a module though, inserting ds fails (but not
> because it can't be found).
> I suspect that it is a kernel problem, and that my kernel config got
> corrupted somehow.

IIRC ds.o is the PCMCIA support contained in the pcmcia-cs package,
whereas the kernel PCMCIA support is done by a module called yenta.o.
It looks like you pcmcia installation wants to use its own ds.o but you
use kernel PCMCIA.


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