pcmcia modem support in livecd-x86-6.2-pre3
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
> 2) This package is obsolete, the replacement is pcmciautils
> 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!
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