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Bug 55747 - Installation on many toshiba laptops for pcmica is incorrect
Installation on many toshiba laptops for pcmica is incorrect
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-05 21:03 EST by Andrew C. Oliver
Modified: 2006-02-21 13:48 EST (History)
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Description Andrew C. Oliver 2001-11-05 21:03:21 EST
Description of Problem:

On a Toshiba 2065CDS and reported at least on the 2100CDT
pcmica hangs on boot due to a configuration problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Occurs in 7.0/7.1/7.2  (but not in 6.2!)

How Reproducible:

100% of the time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install redhat on a toshiba laptop (probably any with i82365 PCIC)
2. boot
3. will crash at pcmica statup

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

Additional Information:
If anaconda were to detect this box and stick this in /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia
life would be much better and I'd have used my laptop alot more *g*.

PCIC_OPTS="wakeup=1 do_scan=0"

After doing this the box boots happily.  We'll see if I can get my network
card installed (wouldn't that be a kick in the pants.)

GO here if you need more info:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-11-08 23:10:54 EST
So the install completes ok, but then has problems on reboot?  Did you do a
laptop class installation?
Comment 2 Andrew C. Oliver 2001-11-09 08:24:50 EST
Yes, the install completes.  I did do a laptop install.  On boot it gets right
to where it tries to bring up pcmcia then hangs.  

There is practically nothing in /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia.  When I add the above
everything works as normal.  There is documentation on this at the above url as
well as toshiba uk's linux page (for instance showing which PCIC is in which
laptop, fortunately the example at the url was the same guts as mine though it's
a different model laptop).  

A quick search in google for "redhat i82365" reveals several users with problems
like this.  There is also this sysconfig howto which is curious (it mentions i82365)

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-02-13 16:03:19 EST
Bill isn't this file created by kudzu?
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2002-02-13 16:09:48 EST
No, kudzu doesn't touch /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia. The loader/installer writes it.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2002-03-26 12:32:39 EST
Deferring to future release.
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:48:14 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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