Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 48342
custom install on a laptop - no pcmcia rpm
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:36 EDT
If I do a custom install on a laptop, kernel-pcmcia-cs will not be
automatically selected, which is annoying if you forget to select it
you didn't select "Laptop Support"
I've added a check and forced kernel-pcmcia-cs on for people who didn't select
I just tested this in beta2 TUI and it was not on!?
Which boot image did you use? (cd, boot.img, bootnet.img, or pcmcia.img)
Regular install from cd.
This got installed for me last night on my laptop when I tried it -- if you look
on tty3, do you see any mention of the pcmcia controller?
Nedd to test again. However, since the installer selects "Latop Install"
as default it must have found my pcmcia controller.
Will the "Laptop Support" be marked as selected in the package selection
No, the kernel-pcmcia-cs package is just silently selected and installed similar
to how the SMP kernel is selected and installed if you do an installation on an
Ah! So then we had a misunderstanding. However, shouln't the "Laptop Support"
be autoselected? This seems more resonable to me.
Changing the default selections on the package groups screen based on criteria
such as having a pcmcia controller isn't going to happen any time soon since it
requires major changes to the way that all of the package selection magic works.
The only other packages in the Laptop Support group are irda-utils and
wireless-tools, which I'd argue are a lot less commonly needed on laptops than
pcmcia and if someone needs them, then they might as well select laptop support
or they'll install them post-install. The likelihood that they would need
pcmcia to use their network card to install packages is a good enough reason imo
to make sure kernel-pcmcia-cs gets installed though.
Plus the initial bug was that pcmcia doesn't get installed on a laptop with a
custom install :-)