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The PCMCIA controller is automatically detected during the
installation, thus the cards should be automatically recognised and
configured when they are inserted. Hearing two high-pitch beeps
shortly after having inserted the card is a good sign; a high-pitch
beep followed by a lower-pitch one means that the cards has not been
successfully configured. Read the PCMCIA-HOWTO for the gory details.
If you decide to recompile the kernel, you can choose one of the
Check the file /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia which should look like this:
- Recompile the PCMCIA drivers
- This is usually not necessary if
you do not want to upgrade the kernel,
but, if you really want, you have to install, together with the
kernel source, the PCMCIA drivers sources.
- Remove the PCMCIA and recompile the kernel
- This is the
safest way: remove the package, then recompile the kernel following
the instructions of the manual, once you are done, install the
new PCMCIA modules.
- Forgot to remove the package?
- If you have already recompiled
the kernel and renamed the old modules - to be found in
/lib/modules/ - you can either force
remove (rpm will complain about not being able to find the
modules.) the PCMCIA package and install it again or copy the
pcmcia folder in the old modules folder to the new one.
If you did not upgrade the kernel, both methods should work.
If you rebooted without PCMCIA modules, this file is saved with the
Cards are detected and configured, if already inserted, during the
bootstrap, as soon as the card manager daemon is started.
Depending on your machine, the boot messages can scroll by so fast
that you can hardly grasp some of them. All those messages are kept
in /var/log/messages where they can be more easily read.
Alessandro Usseglio Viretta
Wed Feb 4 11:32:27 MET 1998