pcmcia modem support in livecd-x86-6.2-pre3

Howard hlenderk at bcpl.net
Tue Apr 11 09:13:00 PDT 2006

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

> Howard wrote:
>> Why isn't it included in the cd?  (pcmcia-cs  package)
> For two reasons:
> 1) I can't test whether the installation is correct, because I have no 
> laptop.
> 2) This package is obsolete, the replacement is pcmciautils 
> (http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/pcmcia/pcmcia.html)
> I will add pcmciautils tomorrow, but I can't guarantee that this is 
> done correctly. It will be much appreciated if you build the 
> unofficial CD after that and report whether it works for you. 

So you will be trying to add pcmciautils on the new 6.2-pre4  livecd now?
Will that be using the 2.6.16 kernel you spoke of a few days ago?
I'd be happy to try it out.  I'll keep an ear out for it's release.  I 
hope it will boot on my AMD k6-2  laptop.  Thanks for attempting to keep 
that capability in the livecd.

I have both utility packages downloaded.   pcmciautils is much smaller.
1271846 Apr 11 09:13 pcmcia-cs-3.2.8.tar.gz
45861 Apr 11 09:11 pcmciautils-012.tar.gz

I had looked at pcmciautils yesterday even though it was supposed to be 
for >2.6.13 kernel  because of a recent post to their list where a guy 
was using it semi successfully on a 2.6.12

"My system is a desktop with a pcmcia cradle. After ugrading to kernel > 
2.6.12 & installation of the pcmciautils package my system fails to 
bring up the orinoco wireless card automatically after reboots. However 
I can manually do a pcmcia-socket-start and operation is normal."
I think I will try it too.  If not, then pcmcia-cs.  
Anyhow , I appreciate your attetion to this and I want you to know that 
I am having fun and learning a lot just playing around with the cd. 
 It's good excercise and you can always just reboot if things get fubar. 
(just watch out for hda!)  
And I haven't even started the build yet!
Thanks, Howard

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