LiveCD install, loading kernel with the 'dopcmcia' option: When it gets to where it runs cardmgr on a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop freezes the entire system if cards are inserted. If the pcmcia cards are not inserted, cardmgr executes fine (at first). But then if when I then insert a card, the system hangs and I must either disengage the battery or hold the power button for 15 sec to start over. I have seen reports of this occurring on an Inspiron 8100 also. Have tried Xircom 32-bit CardBus Ethernet II 10/100 (CBE2-100) as well as Linksys Etherfast 10/100 + 56k Modem PC Card (PCMLM56). Both cards hang system, so I think it's an incompatibility with cardmgr and the Texas Instruments chipset.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. LiveCD install with Inspiron 8000, at boot, type 'gentoo dopcmcia'
2. One of the cards should already be inserted.
cardmgr hangs after printing this:
cardmgr: watching 2 sockets
What LiveCD are you using? Also, can you try the latest LiveCD at http://dev.gentoo.org/~beejay/stages/ and see if that solves your problem? Thanks!
I have a Inspiron 8100 and if I compile pcmcia into the kernel or as modules then when the pcmcia initscript runs and starts cardmgr it hangs. If I have no pcmcia in the kernel and just use the pcmcia-cs modules cardmgr doesn't freeze the machine, but my cards dont work. If I use the kernel pcmcia and no pcmcia init script my cards work fine if I manualy load the modules.
Using gentoo-2004.0-x86-20040123.iso the computer doesn't hang, but there is no pcmcia support when booting with gentoo dopcmcia. I looked in /lib/modules and there aren't any pcmcia modules there.
Using gentoo-2004.0-x86-20040128.iso I get a error /sbin/rc: line 104: /etc/init.d/pcmcia: No such file of directory. If I try to probe the modules manualy there is no yenta_socket so it wont work.
This happens to me too, since upgrading world and got pcmcia-2.5.1-r1. At least I think that the new pcmcia is the problem.
I've tried gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.1-r1 and 2.6.2-mm1 and cardmgr hangs just like stated in a comment above.
I didn't have a problem with cardmgr until I upgraded world, but unfortunately I don't know which version I had installed before. I frequently upgrade my system, so it cannot have been that old.
Hmm, problem solved. Dell inspiron 8000 does not like when /etc/pcmcia/config.opts
include ports 0x800-0x8ff. I simply removed the ports, and cardmgr worked just fine again:
--- from /etc/pcmcia/config.opts
#include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x800-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
I guess that I replaced my config.opts with the one included in the new pcmcia-cs-2.5.1-r1 sources.
Closed. Problem solved.