Bug 77877 - (PCMCIA)pcmcia slot locks up after power loss
(PCMCIA)pcmcia slot locks up after power loss
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-11-14 12:42 EST by Wil Coulbourn
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:01 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:11 EDT
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Description Wil Coulbourn 2002-11-14 12:42:14 EST
Description of Problem:
Have a Compaq Armada M700 and Lucent Orinoco card.  If the laptop battery runs
out while the card is in and the machine is on. The pcmcia card manager locks up
on reboot.  When the machine is booting you get the normal yenta-socket message
and then the boot just stops there.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Standard RH 8.0 release.  

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Laptop and pcmcia card in and running
2. Power loss (whether from battery running out or just straight pulling the
battery, the result is the same)
3. When booting the laptop after this the pcmcia manager hangs during the boot

Actual Results:
Boot gets to the yenta-socket message and stops.

Expected Results:
Boot up should continue normally.

Additional Information:
I'm using the redhat 8.0 release and an Orinoco 802.11b card.
To get the machine to boot, I boot up with the RH 8.0 install disc 1.  type
linux rescue.  Once the machine comes up do chroot /mnt/sysimage and then
/etc/init.d/pcmcia start
This will hang so after a few seconds do ctrl-c.
exit twice to get the laptop to reboot and everything works again.
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:11 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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