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  no pcmdriver at /proc/devices failed to start.Make sure that you have PCMCIA modules built or support compiled into the kernel."
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Power on and start-up Gentoo Linux
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.
Provide us with "emerge info". What kernel did you use? did you set the modules to autoload?
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  no pcmcia driver at /proc/devices failed to start."
Reporter, please check if sys-apps/pcmcia-3.2.8 fixes this issue.
Closing due to lack of feedback.