Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77877
(PCMCIA)pcmcia slot locks up after power loss
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:01:37 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.
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
Boot gets to the yenta-socket message and stops.
Boot up should continue normally.
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
This will hang so after a few seconds do ctrl-c.
exit twice to get the laptop to reboot and everything works again.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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