Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111017
PCMCIA Fails to recognize Cards
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
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Description of problem:
IBM G40 Thinkpad with Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus
Controller. Single PCMCIA slot (room for larger cards, but only
PCMCIA starts up and gives the warning:
cardmgr[PID#]: Card Services release does not match
Inserting cards does nothing.
Tried a Cisco Aironet 350 (AIR-PCM352), Linksys Prism2 card (have not
installed any third party drivers), and Iomega PCMCIA zip drive.
Tried with rhgb inline and out removed from line. Tried with acpi=on,
pci=noacpi, acpi=off and combinations of those with rhgb.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 1
2. Boot up
3. Insert Card
Actual Results: Nothing happens with card, card not activated
Expected Results: Card activated and surf internet
Works fine in Red Hat Linux 9 and RHEL 3
The 2.6.0-0.test11 kernel fixes these issues.
With upgrade to Fedora Core 2 Test 1 this has returned. :(
I have a similar problem on a fresh install of Fedora Core 2 with
a Dell Latitude laptop. The PCMCIA Ethernet card is not visible,
and "service pcmcia start" produces "no sockets found".
Bug 116367 may be a duplicate of this bug; the workaround suggested
there (manual "modprobe yenta_socket") appears to work.
Yes comment #3 is a dup of the 116367 bug
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 116367 ***
This is just that yenta_socket was not loading. I had previously
loaded yenta_socket to no avail.
The problem exists due to a BIOS Bug in my IBM laptop. There may in
fact be a bug that prevented yenta_socket from loading but this is not
The April 19, 2004 version of the BIOS for the IBM G40 fixes this problem.
*** Bug 141706 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***