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Description of problem:
If you shut my particular machine down unceremoniously, it will hang on PCMCIA
when you try to reboot it. I've left it for 20-some minutes and it's still
hung there. After a normal shutdown this doesn't happen. Also, once you do
convince it to boot (by skipping PCMCIA in interactive startup mode), you can in
fact start PCMCIA in the normal "/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start" fashion,
although it seems slow, and I think it's faster if you do "restart" instead of
This is a fairly new development, and I'm not sure what the cause is. I did
upgrade the kernel recently, but I still have the old ones around, and booting
from the old kernels doesn't help. I'm up to date on all RedHat erratas (via
up2date) as of this writing (March 26th).
The laptop is a Dell L400, and the same thing happens whether or not a card is
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Unceremoniously turn the machine off.
2. Turn it back on.
3. Wait for a long long time.
On somewhat closer examination, it looks like starting up with
/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start doesn't exactly work. It needs to be interrupted
with a Ctrl-C before it finishes, which seems odd.