Bug 122875 - cardmgr not finding sockets
Summary: cardmgr not finding sockets
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 121742
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pcmcia-cs
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2004-05-09 21:11 UTC by Jim Nuth
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 19:03:09 UTC

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Description Jim Nuth 2004-05-09 21:11:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
On a thinkpad A31p when starting most of the time the boot.log shows

May  9 20:59:12 laptop pcmcia: Starting PCMCIA services: 
May  9 20:59:12 laptop pcmcia: cardmgr[1953]: no sockets found!
May  9 20:59:12 laptop pcmcia: done.

Worked fine under core 1. 

Occasionally cardmgr will report it's watching 2 sockets.

using an orinoco wireless card and an IBM bluetooth card

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
core2-test3 yum update as of 9th May 7pm GMT

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start laptop
2. insert pcmcia card
3. look a boot log

Actual Results:  card did nothing, no beeps, no lights etc

Expected Results:  beeps and lights

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mark Howell 2004-05-09 23:35:19 UTC
Same behavior on my Dell Inspiron 7500 PIII-700, 512MB RAM, Sony
PCWA-C150S 802.11b card and Xircom CBE2-100 10/100 Ethernet.

This is with a fresh install of FC2T3 from DVD.

Comment 2 Antti Markus 2004-05-10 09:13:06 UTC
What happens if you execute /sbin/modprobe yenta_socket before
inserting PCMCIA card?

Comment 3 Timothy Sandel 2004-05-10 19:12:14 UTC
I have the same problem with Cisco 350.  If I modprobe yenta_socket
and restart pcmcia service I can get the card to work.  I have a
Winbook X4 with a P4 1.8 and 256mb ram.

Comment 4 Jim Nuth 2004-05-10 20:02:23 UTC
From # 
/sbin/modprobe yenta_socket  then
service pcmcia restart

reports cardmgr: watching 2 sockets
inserting either card and I get lights and functioning cards.



Comment 5 D. Brian Gosnell 2004-05-18 09:04:02 UTC
Had the problem with an orinoco card in a Dell 4150.

/sbin/rmmod orinoco_cs
/sbin/rmmod ds
/etc/init.d/pcmica restart

and cardmgr seems to work..

Comment 6 David Turvene 2004-05-27 15:40:40 UTC
Setup: Linksys card in a Toshiba Tecra 8100.

The "modprobe yenta_socket; service pcmcia restart" steps work for me

To make this permanent, I followed the instructions to reorder 
S10network in


Comment 7 David Tonhofer 2004-06-17 20:02:04 UTC
I have that problem with Fedora 2 on a Dell Laptop, with or 
without a single ELSA ISDN card. Actually, the ELSA used to
work!! (But see bug 125135 for erratic behaviour of that card

Yesterday Fedora decided to no longer find any sockets. 
Mystifying. Things work well under Windows. Tried to load/unload
the kernel modules (elsa, ds, pcmcia) to no avail. cardmgr -v does
not give any additional information. 

Will try the yenta_socket (what the heck is THAT?) thing and report

Comment 8 David Tonhofer 2004-06-17 20:32:24 UTC
Yup, works. The question is: what makes Linux load (or not?)
yenta_socket? And would it change?

Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-08 06:57:37 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 121742 ***

Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 19:03:09 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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