Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55747
Installation on many toshiba laptops for pcmica is incorrect
Last modified: 2006-02-21 13:48:14 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!)
100% of the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install redhat on a toshiba laptop (probably any with i82365 PCIC)
3. will crash at pcmica statup
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*.
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:
So the install completes ok, but then has problems on reboot? Did you do a
laptop class installation?
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)
Bill isn't this file created by kudzu?
No, kudzu doesn't touch /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia. The loader/installer writes it.
Deferring to future release.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.