Re: PCMCIA Notebook + Xircom Ce-3 + RedHat 9
From: Lenard (lenard_at_127.0.0.1)
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 14:25:37 GMT
On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 13:30:51 +0100, Jörg typed:
> Hi Lenard !
> First of all: thank you very much for your great & very exact help - you
> are my personal hero from now on ;-)
> Everything you've wrote worked fine; during boot I no longer have the
> "no socket installed" error. Now PCMCIA reports OK ! :) # lsmod reports
> that the pcmcia_core is loaded. /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia is the way you've
> told me.
> Unfortunately the Xircom card is not recognized by now. If I unplug/plug
> the card while the system is running, i understand that the notebook
> should make a high / low beep, but thats not happening. If i boot the
> notebook with the card inserted nothing happens as well.
If the card is recognized the notebook normally make two high beeps, if
not then one high / one low beep (pcmica interface scan OK/ device not
Check 'cat /proc/modules' it should show modified example below;
wvlan_cs 25440 1
ds 8244 1 [wvlan_cs]
i82365 40112 1
pcmcia_core 43744 0 [wvlan_cs ds i82365]
You should see the last three with or without any card inserted into the
pcmcia slot. Also check your /var/log/messages file for information about
you pcmcia interface.
> In the pcmcia how-to i've read that my card and controller are
> supported. ( http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/SUPPORTED.CARDS ) It
> is a Xircom CE3-10/100 Card (it is a 16 Bit Card) . I've checked the
> controller with 'lspci' and 'pcic_probe' : it is a Cirrus Logic CL 6729.
> I've did "modprobe -l | grep /pcmcia " and tried: 'modprobe i82365' ->
> No such device. insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module
> parameters, include invalid Io oder IRQ". 'modprobe xirc2ps_cs' -> ds:
> no socket drivers loaded Operation not permitted. can be caused by
> incorrect module parameters, include invalid Io or IRQ
> after that:
> # dmesg -> Intel Pcic probe: not found
> It would be great if you have any further suggestions - thank you very
You might have to modify the /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia file a bit, please
Section 3. Resolving installation and configuration problems
You just might have to compile your own kernel after all and add in ACPI
support to the kernel, it's not much harder than the pcmcia compile you
have already done. If you do use the 2.4.23 kernel from kernel.org
It is important that kernel build starts with the source tree in a known
Type; make mrproper
Type; make xconfig (as per Red Hat advice from the link below)
This open an xterm kernel configuration screen that you can use to
customize your kernel.
Click on the Load configuration from File button
Use the config-2.4.20-XX.9 located in /boot, type something like;
/boot/config-2.4.20-20.9 ;adjust to match your latest config-2.4 file
found in the /boot directory.
Click on the OK button
The window will close and you will be back at the kernel configuration
Click on the General setup button
(new window will open)
Click on the PCMCIA/CardBus support button (new window will open)
Click on the n next to the top choice of PCMCIA/CardBus support
Click on the OK button
Click on the Main Menu button
Click on the Save and Exit button
You now should be ready to build a new kernel with kernel PCMCIA support
disabled, now you can build it.
Make any additional adjustments to the kernel (like disabling APM and
using ACPI) you want/need to and when your done;
Note If you enable ACPI support then you will need to install;
acpid-1.0.2-5.i386.rpm and might need to remove the apm RPM, if you
disable apm support.
Type; make dep
Type; make clean
Type; make bzImage
Type; make modules
This will take a fair amount of time, don't worry, be patient, have a
drink and maybe something to eat!
Type; make modules_install
Type; make install
This will write a new kernel boot option in grub, the one you just
finished building and just installed.
For help with kernel compiling read/review;
Yes, the last link is a bit old a lot of other sites have pulled more
current versions of the kernel-HOWTO for review. I suspect that authors
are adding sections for the upcoming 2.6 kernel release.
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