Re: pcmcia network card problem
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia (nkadel_at_comcast.net)
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 21:24:07 -0400
"Allen Kistler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> hyena wrote:
> > I know this is a quite old question already, but this time things became
> > weird to me.
> > I have a notbook(a old IBM iSeries type) with a realtek rtl8139 PCMCIA
> > network card. RH9 was installed and the network card just can not be
> > initiated during bootup. But when the system was up, by pull out the
> > and plug it again in the PCMCIA socket, the cardmgr recognize it and
> > load the right module (8139too) for it. Some times it load a wrong
> > (8139cp) and then I have to do the same thing again to try my luck.
> > my question is why RH9 can not initiated the card during boo up? and how
> > config my system so that I do not need to pull and plug the network card
> > again and again?
> > any suggestion is highly appreciated, I am almost mad with this weird
> Instead of unplugging and plugging, you could probably just say
> cardctl insert
> as root. Yes, it is annoying. I have a different machine and a
> different card, but I had the same problem. FC1 works better.
Better yet, take a careful look at the order of the "pcmcia" and "network"
init scripts in /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc3.d based on their "chkconfig" settings.
It seems that RedHat, for good or ill, put the pcmcia init script after the
network script, but to really get the network settings right, it should
happen before the network init script. This may be your problem: it's
particularly an issue for wireless cards with WEP keys.
So edit the pcmcia script in /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia to give it a smaller
activation number, and run "/sbin/chkconfig --del pcmcia;
/sbin/chkconfig --add pcmcia" to restore it but activate it before the
network script, and try rebooting.
If that's not it, you have something else going on.