Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50956
'/etc/pcmcia/config.opts' file problem
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:01:26 EST
Description of Problem:
ATA Sandisk from digi-cam would only not get recognized, but immediately
would lock up the machine whether upon booting, or card insertion.
Plug in card before or after boot for complete lockup requiring manual
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in card & boot: machine lockup resulted. Or...
2. Boot machine, log in & plug in card: machine lockup resulted.
Locked up machine
A recognized card.
First, my apologies that I could not get more specific within the
'application' section of the bug reporting. It seems that a particular
file is responsible for this behaviour, as outlined below:
I have finally isolated the cause of this problem, though I missed it
over the last three weeks, or more (it was very obvious, so easily missed
:-\ ). The file, /etc/pcmcia/config.opts has the line, 'exclude irq 3'
was commented out, apparently causing the system to lock on boot --even
though that IRQ is not ultimately used, according to the 'Information'
within the Control Ctr application. I also added the line, 'exclude irq
9' in compliance w/an How-to concerning Toshiba notebook models 40xx...
though mine is not a 40xx.
Bottom Line: I am wondering if the 'exclude irq 3' was intentional, or
an oversight...? It makes all the difference in being able to mount an
ATA/IDE memory card vs having the machine go into la-la land.
Nothing to do with the 'redhat-release' package.