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Bug 85931 - pcmcia card drivers do not load.
Summary: pcmcia card drivers do not load.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-10 23:48 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-01-17 17:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:37 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
as requested. (deleted)
2003-03-16 02:29 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details

Description Need Real Name 2003-03-10 23:48:53 UTC
Description of problem:
hardware platform:  sony vaio fx190k
An adaptect scsi card (1460) is plugged into a pcmcia slot.  The KDE control
center reports that no pcmcia controller is detected.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  boot
2.  open kde control center, information, pcmcia
Actual results:
no pcmcia controller

Expected results:
1.  active pcmcia controller
2.  correctly detected scsi card
3.  correctly detected devices hanging off the scsi card

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-03-11 09:42:28 UTC
can you attach dmesg output and lspci -vv output ?

Comment 2 Marius Andreiana 2003-03-13 15:22:50 UTC
I also couldn't get pcmcia working with install bootdisk, here's the mail to
phoebe list ( no solution so far )

On a Siemens pcd-5nd with 3com megahertz 3ccfem556b pcmcia card ( listed
as supported in hardware compat list ) I can't perform a network
install. The system had freebsd before, so it's working fine.

Some messages from alt+f3 console :
intel pcic probe: cirrus .. isa-to-pcmcia at port .., 2 sockets
loaded  i82365 found ..
loaded ds
inserted pcmcia_core.o, i82365.o, ds.o
I manually select the network driver, as it says it can't find it. Console says
'inserted 3c574_cs', but then returns to asking the driver.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-03-16 02:29:29 UTC
Created attachment 90614 [details]
as requested.

knoppix 3.1 (1-1-2003 release) detects this setup with no problem.  including
scsi card in pcmcia slot 1.

Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2003-03-16 09:59:25 UTC
> Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 0

your bios did not assign an interrupt to your cardbus controller. The Red Hat
kernel has a patch to not use such cardbus controllers because on a bunch of
systems using it will lock the system up.....

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2003-03-23 17:42:42 UTC
which redhat kernel has a patch?  my system is not locking up, so i'm wondering
about the connection of this information to this bug report.  are you reporting
that a fix exists and is available somewhere?  thanks very much for the help and

Comment 6 Need Real Name 2003-03-23 17:47:14 UTC
committed the comment too soon.  if i understand correctly, you're saying that
this cardbus type isn't activated at all because of problems it causes,
elsewhere.  since knoppix handles it just fine, is there a way that i can get it
working in my system as a localized or customized kernel?  any
recommendations/specifications on what to switch in building a customized kernel?

thanks, Arjan.

Comment 7 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:37 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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