Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72969
PCMCIA should be started before NETWORK
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:10 EDT
Description of Problem:
In versions 7.0 and 7.1 of RHL, the network was started after the pcmcia
card manager. This causes problems on many laptop pcmcia-based ethernet
In versions 7.2 and 7.3 of RHL, the problems were fixed for my Toshiba
laptop, but I still heard anecdotal reports that it was not fixed for
In the null beta of RHL, the situation regressed, and my Toshiba laptop
again cannot find network unless I manually restart pcmcia and network,
or change the initscripts to start the pcmcia service first.
for i in 2 3 4 5 ; do
mv /etc/rc.d/rc$i.d/S*pcmcia /etc/rc.d/rc$i.d/S09pcmcia
Starting pcmcia services earlier seems to be a reliable fix for many
different types of pcmcia-based ethernet adapters, and does not seem to
have any downside from other ordering dependencies.
If there's any possible reason why the S*pcmcia scripts should not be
moved to S09pcmcia to start before S10network, could they please
document it clearly here.
This is only for boot time, and unrelated to pcmcia and network
problems on suspend, though a similar solution in the apmd wake
scripts may be effective.
Have to say that this is not the case for my laptop (DELL L400).
When I come back from suspend mode I have to turn off:
and then turn them on in this order:
(I use a DELL TrueMobile 1150 wlan card)
This pcmcia thingy under Linux in general but red hat specifically will bug me
to death. Under Gentoo Linux I had no problems what so ever.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 125250 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.