Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 36991
can't start PCMCIA service -- invalid parameter param_do_scan
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
After an upgrade from RH7 to RH7.1 (on a Dell Inspiron 3200), I was unable
to start the pcmcia service. This is the error message I got:
"starting PCMCIA services: modules
/lib/modules/2.4.2-4/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o: invalid parameter parm_do_scan
/lib/modules/2.4.2-2/pcmcia/ds.o: init_module: Operation not permitted
Hint : insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
including invalid IO or IRQ parameters"
I can fixed this by commenting out or removing this line from
I did not add this line to the /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia file: either it was
left over from the previous RH7 install or it was added during the upgrade
Well, it's important for us to know whether the file was already like that or if
the 7.1 installer did that. But that's kind of hard to reproduce now...
Do you see a file called /etc/syconfig/pcmcia.rpmsave?
No, I do not have a pcmcia.rpmsave file in /etc/sysconfig/.
I do have a /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia.rpmnew file, but the modification time (Mar
11,pre-7.1) indicates that it's left over from a previous update.
When you say "pre-7.1"...do you mean one of the beta releases for 7.1? I hope
you weren't trying to upgrade from a beta to the final release... :)
No. I upgraded from the regular RH7 release. I have never installed a RH beta
on this machine.
I suppose it's possible that an update/errata package for RH7 might have witten
this file, but looking over the list of updates/errata for RH7
(http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/rh7-errata.html), I don't see any likely
Ok...can you attach the pcmcia.rpmnew and pcmcia files? Just curious.
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Brock, do we have any of these machines in house?
We don't have a machine like this in our test lab. Can you attach your
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This option must have been added by hand. Since this option was added by hand
it's up to the user to make adjustments in this config file as options to kernel
pcmcia modules change.