Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116367
(PCMCIA)Yenta_socket not being automatically loaded
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a Dell Insperion C840. The "TrueMobile 1150 Series PC Card" is
Even when I manually add "eth1 orinoco_cs" to /etc/modules.conf it
won't work (though it will then appear in the hardware tab for network
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fc2 test1 on fresh Dell
Actual Results: Wireless card not detected
Unable to setup manually
Expected Results: Wireless card automatically detected
This cleared up when I updated to the latest development rpms
But its back again after upgrading to 2.6.3-1.109
seems like the kernel?
I've upgraded to 2.6.3-1.116 and I notice that what is happening now
is that the wireless interface on eth1 will come up about 2 out of
When it doesn't come up, whenever I do a ifup eth1 it gives me an
error message 'eth1 no such interface'. Using cardctl to eject and
reinsert the card doesn't clear it. If I reboot, then the wireless
interface will come up. Next time it occurs I will try and rmmod the
orinico_cs driver first, modprobe orinoco_cs, and see if that brings
the interface back.
I see whats going on. The pcmcia service isn't being started
properly. When it first boots, pcmcia service says there are no
sockets. When I manually do a "modprobe yenta_socket" and then do
"service pcmcia restart" then the card appears and then I can start
the wireless card.
Shouldn't yenta_socket be automatically loaded by the init scripts?
I am having much the same problem with Fedora Core 1, except that my
TrueMobile 1150 is installed in a Latitude C610. What happens to me
is that when I view the startup details, I see "Error initializing
eth1; device does not seem to be present [FAILED]". The card does
show up as a Wavelan on the Internet setup wizard, but when I try to
go and activate the device, I get a message saying that the driver
could not be queried or something (sorry, it's been a while since I
last tried it) and then it stops with the "getting IP information...
failed" message (even when I have the proper SSID and network key).
I have the same problem with Dell Latitude CS with PCMCIA Ethernet
card. The workaround from comment 6 works for me.
*** Bug 111017 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
"yenta_socket be automatically loaded by the init scripts"....
Can you tell me how to edit these scripts so this will load on boot?
I have KDS Valiant 671XH using the TI Yenta Socket. Step #6 also
worked for me, but I would like it to load on boot.
Same problem and solution as #6
Hardware: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo D 8820 and Compaq WL100 11 Mbps
Wireless lan card
To load at boot time, I adopted the ungraceful solution of adding the
near the top of the file /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia
Nice. Problem solved for me using solution from #12
Probably a dub, but it explanes the problem and a more proper solution
Couldn't get it to automatically start when booting up using step #12.
Found bug ID from Comment #14 to be more thorough and the solution
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 121742 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.