[svlug] did redhat drop support for pcmcia (and thus laptops)???

Tim tim at tetro.net
Sun May 18 13:02:15 PDT 2003


On Sun, May 18, 2003 at 10:42:26AM -0700, hvrietsc at myrealbox.com wrote:
> finally after what seemed two weeks up2date -u on my redhat 7.x box
> started working again, after it downloaded kernel-2.4.20 rpm package and
> installed it all my pcmcia stuff stopped working.  i checked in
> /lib/modules/2.4.20* and there no longer is a pcmcia subdir.  Whats
> wrong here? did redhat drop support for pcmcia?

I don't think so, I went to rpmfind.com and..

tim at hp:~/tmp$ grep 2.4.18-3/pcmcia/ kernel-2.4.18-3.i386.html | 
cut -d/ -f6 | wc -l
     29
tim at hp:~/tmp$ grep 2.4.18-3/pcmcia/ kernel-2.4.18-3.i386.html | 
cut -d/ -f6 | xargs -i grep /{} kernel-2.4.20-13.7.i386.html | 
wc -l
     29

All the modules are still there, they've just moved.  I guess something
that handles PCMCIA for you (hotplug?) uses a direct path to modules.
Or maybe modules.dep wasn't updated after the upgrade.  Try running:

  /sbin/depmod -a

I hope that helps.

   - Tim




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