Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85931
pcmcia card drivers do not load.
Last modified: 2008-01-17 12:49:42 EST
Description of problem:
hardware platform: sony vaio fx190k
An adaptect scsi card (1460) is plugged into a pcmcia slot. The KDE control
center reports that no pcmcia controller is detected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. open kde control center, information, pcmcia
no pcmcia controller
1. active pcmcia controller
2. correctly detected scsi card
3. correctly detected devices hanging off the scsi card
can you attach dmesg output and lspci -vv output ?
I also couldn't get pcmcia working with install bootdisk, here's the mail to
phoebe list ( no solution so far )
On a Siemens pcd-5nd with 3com megahertz 3ccfem556b pcmcia card ( listed
as supported in hardware compat list ) I can't perform a network
install. The system had freebsd before, so it's working fine.
Some messages from alt+f3 console :
intel pcic probe: cirrus .. isa-to-pcmcia at port .., 2 sockets
loaded i82365 found ..
inserted pcmcia_core.o, i82365.o, ds.o
I manually select the network driver, as it says it can't find it. Console says
'inserted 3c574_cs', but then returns to asking the driver.
Created attachment 90614 [details]
knoppix 3.1 (1-1-2003 release) detects this setup with no problem. including
scsi card in pcmcia slot 1.
> Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 0
your bios did not assign an interrupt to your cardbus controller. The Red Hat
kernel has a patch to not use such cardbus controllers because on a bunch of
systems using it will lock the system up.....
which redhat kernel has a patch? my system is not locking up, so i'm wondering
about the connection of this information to this bug report. are you reporting
that a fix exists and is available somewhere? thanks very much for the help and
committed the comment too soon. if i understand correctly, you're saying that
this cardbus type isn't activated at all because of problems it causes,
elsewhere. since knoppix handles it just fine, is there a way that i can get it
working in my system as a localized or customized kernel? any
recommendations/specifications on what to switch in building a customized kernel?
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/