Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55695
pcmcia scheme mechanism broken
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:01:27 EST
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Description of problem:
The scripts in the kernel-pcmcia-cs and hotplug packages cause the pcmcia
scheme mechanism to fail.
In /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts, one can give different groups of settings for
the same wireless network card. For example, one group of settings could
be for work and the other for home. The user tells the system which group
of settings to use with "pcmcia scheme xxxx" where xxx is the name of the
In order for this to work, whatever program or script it is that calls
/etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts must pass in the name of the currently active
scheme in the ADDRESS variable.
However, it seems that /etc/hotplug/net.agent is hardcoded to pass "*" as
the name of the scheme. This causes the first group of settings in
/etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts to be used, regardless of the scheme setting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a new group of settings for an existing wireless card in
/etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts, and give it a new scheme name.
2. Activate the new scheme with "pcmcia scheme xxx".
3. Watch as the old scheme is still used.