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Bug 65682 - PCMCIA doesn't boot up after installation
Summary: PCMCIA doesn't boot up after installation
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Mobile Herd (OBSOLETE)
Depends on:
Blocks: 68964
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Reported: 2004-09-28 08:06 UTC by Seisaku TATE
Modified: 2005-05-21 14:21 UTC (History)
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Description Seisaku TATE 2004-09-28 08:06:06 UTC
I installed Gentoo kernel from stage3 by using "install-x86-minimal-2004.2.iso". PCMCIA and its driver on Live-CD was recognized. So I installed the kernel with internet. I think the procedure of installation on PCMCIA had no mistake.I did the emerge of pcmcia, didn't "rc-update add net.eth0 default" and did "rc-update add pcmcia boot" according to an installation manual.After installation I tried to boot-up. Though kernel, itself, booted up, but the network was not recognized. No pcmcia has regitered in /proc/devices. I compared the contents in the file in comparison with Live-CD. I found "36 netlink" that was not found in Live-CD in my new kernel /proc/devices , and no "254 pcmcia" and "7 loop", nevertheless they are found in Live-CD. The
 different information in /proc/modules from /etc/modules.autoload.d./kernel-2.4.(that is, pcnet_cs, 8390, serial,ds, i83265, pcmcia_core, sbp2,usb-storage, hid, usb-ohci,usbcore, orinoco_cs, orinoco, hermes in /etc/modules.autoloaded.d/kernel-2.4 and yenta-socket, neofb, fbcon-cfb8, mousedev, usbmouse, usb-ohci, hid, input,usb-storage,usbcore,sbp2,ieee1394,scsi-mod, pcmcia_core, 8390 in /proc/modules.
At boot the booting of pcnet_cs, ds, i83265 and orinoco_cs failed. The following message can be found, "Cardmgr [909] no pcmdriver at /proc/devices failed to start.Make sure that you have PCMCIA modules built or support compiled into the kernel."

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Power on and start-up Gentoo Linux
Actual Results:  
Knowing the content of Bug no.44718  "pcmcia service doesn't initialize
correctly at boot" was very close to my problem, I added "sleep 1" into
the init script /etc/init.d/pcmcia and rebooted. But it had got no change.

My PC specification is as below:
model: IBM ThinkPAD 2611-454 Model 1450
CPU: MMX Pentium-266MHz, Memory: 192MBytes SRAM
HDD: 40GB (Originary 4.3GB, but chaged to 40GB)
PCMCIA:MELCO LPC2-T, PCMCIA Driver: pcnet_cs
MELCO WLI-PCM-L11G whose driver is orinoco_cs will be used when my Gentoo Linux
can get perfect function with the completion of installation.
Comment 1 Doug Goldstein (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-28 09:26:25 UTC
Provide us with "emerge info". What kernel did you use? did you set the modules to autoload?
Comment 2 Seisaku TATE 2004-10-01 05:53:52 UTC
I will add the following information to your comment #1. (I reorted these information by e-mail beforehand.)

1. Kernel version : kernel-2.4.26-r9
2. I set the modules by executed "/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4
3. The content of /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4 is as below;
Module Size Used by Not tainted
    pcnet_cs 11556 1
    8390 5290 0 [pcnet_cs]
    serial 48676 0 (autoclean)
    ds 6516 2 [pcnet_cs]
    i82365 36368 2
    pcmcia_core 38336 0 [pcnet_cs ds i82365]
    sbp2 15284 0 (unused)
    usb-storage 60800 0 (unused)
    hid 19652 0 (unused)
    usb-ohci 17064 0 (unused)
    usbcore 53676 1 [usb-storage hid usb-ohci1]
and the result of "lsmod instruction" is as below;
Module Size Used by Not tainted
    yenta_socket 10240 0
    neofb 12772 63
    fbcon-cfb8 2536 0 [neofb]
    fbcon-cfb24 3432 0 [neofb]
    mousedev 4052 0 (unused)
    usbmouse 2008 0 (unused)
    orinoco 33812 0 (unused)
    hermes 5572 0 [orinoco]
    usb-ohci 18984 0 (unused)
    hid 20548 0 (unused)
    input 3264 0 [mousedev usbmouse hid]
    usb-storage 107632 0 (unused)
    usbcore 53676 1 [usbmouse usb-ohci1 hid usb-storage]
    sbp2 16500 0 (unused)
    ieee1394 181316 0 [sbp2]
    scsi_mod 88164 0 [usb-storage sbp2]
    pcmcia_core 42564 0 [yenta_socket]
    8390 6096 0 (unused),
The next message is shown at boot;
"CardMgr [909] no pcmcia driver at /proc/devices failed to start."
Comment 3 Henrik Brix Andersen 2005-04-25 05:17:21 UTC
Reporter, please check if sys-apps/pcmcia-3.2.8 fixes this issue.
Comment 4 Henrik Brix Andersen 2005-05-21 14:21:09 UTC
Closing due to lack of feedback.