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  1. PCMCIA Orinoco Gold

    Problem: Orinoco Gold pcmcia card fails to bind to orinoco_cs driver.
    Operating System: Fedora Core 1
    Description: The /etc/pcmcia/config file required the inclusion of a line
    that identifies the card, the most important part :

    card "WaveLAN/IEEE"
    manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
    bind "orinoco_cs"

    This corrected the failure to recognize the card. It had
    incorrectly identified the card as a memory card. This also caused the
    hemodules to load (hermes, orinoco, and orinoco_cs).

    The conflict appears to be related to acpi features of the bios because
    the irq's are not released for the bind to occur. Dmesg and the system
    message file reports the failure because the irq's were not available.

    applicable content from /var/log/messages:

    "Apr 20 19:04:34 inspire kernel: orinoco_cs: RequestIRQ: Resource in use
    APR 20 19:04:35 inspire cardmgr[5114]: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
    Resource temporarily unavailable"


    Any suggestions for resolving the conflict?


  2. Re: PCMCIA Orinoco Gold

    Brian Armstrong wrote:

    > The conflict appears to be related to acpi features of the bios because
    > the irq's are not released for the bind to occur. Dmesg and the system
    > message file reports the failure because the irq's were not available.


    > applicable content from /var/log/messages:


    > "Apr 20 19:04:34 inspire kernel: orinoco_cs: RequestIRQ: Resource in use
    > APR 20 19:04:35 inspire cardmgr[5114]: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
    > Resource temporarily unavailable"


    I think you'll need to give more information: specifically what kind
    of system is this (desktop? laptop? brand/model?), startup messages
    from the yenta driver, and output of 'lspci -v'.

    -- Dave

  3. Re: PCMCIA Orinoco Gold

    Brian Armstrong wrote:

    > Problem: Orinoco Gold pcmcia card fails to bind to orinoco_cs driver.
    > Operating System: Fedora Core 1
    > Description: The /etc/pcmcia/config file required the inclusion of a line
    > that identifies the card, the most important part :
    >
    > card "WaveLAN/IEEE"
    > manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
    > bind "orinoco_cs"
    >
    > This corrected the failure to recognize the card. It had
    > incorrectly identified the card as a memory card. This also caused the
    > hemodules to load (hermes, orinoco, and orinoco_cs).
    >
    > The conflict appears to be related to acpi features of the bios because
    > the irq's are not released for the bind to occur. Dmesg and the system
    > message file reports the failure because the irq's were not available.


    I'm using an Orinoco Gold PCMCIA card with Fedora-1,
    and it works perfectly.
    Also /etc/pcmcia/config had an entry which matched my card:
    ==============================================
    card "Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE Adapter"
    version "Lucent Technologies", "WaveLAN/IEEE"
    bind "orinoco_cs"
    ==============================================

    What does "cardctl ident" say?
    Mine says
    ==============================================
    [root@martha pcmcia]# cardctl ident
    Socket 0:
    product info: "Lucent Technologies", "WaveLAN/IEEE", "Version 01.01", ""
    manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
    function: 6 (network)
    ==============================================

    And "cat /proc/interrupts"?
    I get
    ==============================================
    [root@martha pcmcia]# cat /proc/interrupts
    CPU0
    0: 5517452 XT-PIC timer
    1: 7881 XT-PIC i8042
    2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
    3: 10122 XT-PIC orinoco_cs
    9: 783364 XT-PIC acpi, yenta, ymfpci, uhci_hcd
    11: 4 XT-PIC sonypi
    12: 211616 XT-PIC i8042
    14: 44846 XT-PIC ide0
    NMI: 0
    LOC: 0
    ERR: 14
    ==============================================

    I'm no WiFi guru.
    Also I always compile my own kernel -
    currently 2.6.3 as I had a Bluetooth problem with 2.6.5
    (but WiFi worked fine).



    >
    > applicable content from /var/log/messages:
    >
    > "Apr 20 19:04:34 inspire kernel: orinoco_cs: RequestIRQ: Resource in use
    > APR 20 19:04:35 inspire cardmgr[5114]: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
    > Resource temporarily unavailable"
    >
    >
    > Any suggestions for resolving the conflict?


    --
    Timothy Murphy
    e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
    tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
    s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

  4. Re: PCMCIA Orinoco Gold

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 13:26:04 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:

    > Brian Armstrong wrote:
    >
    >> Problem: Orinoco Gold pcmcia card fails to bind to orinoco_cs driver.
    >> Operating System: Fedora Core 1
    >> Description: The /etc/pcmcia/config file required the inclusion of a line
    >> that identifies the card, the most important part :
    >>
    >> card "WaveLAN/IEEE"
    >> manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
    >> bind "orinoco_cs"
    >>
    >> This corrected the failure to recognize the card. It had
    >> incorrectly identified the card as a memory card. This also caused the
    >> hemodules to load (hermes, orinoco, and orinoco_cs).
    >>
    >> The conflict appears to be related to acpi features of the bios because
    >> the irq's are not released for the bind to occur. Dmesg and the system
    >> message file reports the failure because the irq's were not available.

    >
    > I'm using an Orinoco Gold PCMCIA card with Fedora-1,
    > and it works perfectly.
    > Also /etc/pcmcia/config had an entry which matched my card:
    > ==============================================
    > card "Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE Adapter"
    > version "Lucent Technologies", "WaveLAN/IEEE"
    > bind "orinoco_cs"
    > ==============================================
    >
    > What does "cardctl ident" say?
    > Mine says
    > ==============================================
    > [root@martha pcmcia]# cardctl ident
    > Socket 0:
    > product info: "Lucent Technologies", "WaveLAN/IEEE", "Version 01.01", ""
    > manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
    > function: 6 (network)
    > ==============================================
    >
    > And "cat /proc/interrupts"?
    > I get
    > ==============================================
    > [root@martha pcmcia]# cat /proc/interrupts
    > CPU0
    > 0: 5517452 XT-PIC timer
    > 1: 7881 XT-PIC i8042
    > 2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
    > 3: 10122 XT-PIC orinoco_cs
    > 9: 783364 XT-PIC acpi, yenta, ymfpci, uhci_hcd
    > 11: 4 XT-PIC sonypi
    > 12: 211616 XT-PIC i8042
    > 14: 44846 XT-PIC ide0
    > NMI: 0
    > LOC: 0
    > ERR: 14
    > ==============================================
    >
    > I'm no WiFi guru.
    > Also I always compile my own kernel -
    > currently 2.6.3 as I had a Bluetooth problem with 2.6.5
    > (but WiFi worked fine).
    >
    >
    >
    >>
    >> applicable content from /var/log/messages:
    >>
    >> "Apr 20 19:04:34 inspire kernel: orinoco_cs: RequestIRQ: Resource in use
    >> APR 20 19:04:35 inspire cardmgr[5114]: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
    >> Resource temporarily unavailable"
    >>
    >>
    >> Any suggestions for resolving the conflict?

    ==========
    ==========
    "What does "cardctl ident" say?"
    Socket 0:
    product info: "Lucent Technologies", "WaveLAN/IEEE", "Version 01.01", ""
    manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
    function: 6 (network)


    And "cat /proc/interrupts"?
    CPU0
    0: 16808532 XT-PIC timer
    1: 16802 XT-PIC keyboard
    2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
    3: 150400 XT-PIC O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6912 Cardbus Controller,
    InteICH4, eth0
    5: 0 XT-PIC usb-uhci
    8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
    9: 446262 XT-PIC acpi, usb-uhci, ohci1394
    10: 0 XT-PIC ehci_hcd
    11: 10114240 XT-PIC usb-uhci, radeon@PCI:1:0:0
    12: 416 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
    14: 488998 XT-PIC ide0
    15: 2248285 XT-PIC ide1
    NMI: 0
    ERR: 0




  5. Re: PCMCIA Orinoco Gold

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 04:34:10 +0000, dhinds wrote:

    > Brian Armstrong wrote:
    >
    >> The conflict appears to be related to acpi features of the bios because
    >> the irq's are not released for the bind to occur. Dmesg and the system
    >> message file reports the failure because the irq's were not available.

    >
    >> applicable content from /var/log/messages:

    >
    >> "Apr 20 19:04:34 inspire kernel: orinoco_cs: RequestIRQ: Resource in
    >> use APR 20 19:04:35 inspire cardmgr[5114]: get dev info on socket 0
    >> failed: Resource temporarily unavailable"

    >
    > I think you'll need to give more information: specifically what kind of
    > system is this (desktop? laptop? brand/model?), startup messages from
    > the yenta driver, and output of 'lspci -v'.
    >
    > -- Dave


    System: Laptop model LC2430 by Linux Certified OS: Fedora Core I, using
    kernel 2.4.22-1.2174.nptl with kernel pcmcia modules.

    =====startup message from yenta driver below===== Apr 21 12:48:48 inspire
    kernel: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22 Apr 21 12:48:48 inspire kernel:
    options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm] Apr 21 12:48:48 inspire kernel: Yenta IRQ
    list 0010, PCI irq3 Apr 21 12:48:48 inspire kernel: Socket status:
    30000417 Apr 21 12:48:49 inspire cardmgr[9688]: starting, version is
    3.1.31 Apr 21 12:48:49 inspire cardmgr[9688]: watching 1 sockets Apr 21
    12:48:49 inspire cardmgr[9688]: Card Services release does not match Apr
    21 12:48:49 inspire kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean. Apr 21
    12:48:49 inspire kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean. Apr 21
    12:48:49 inspire kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding
    0x400-0x47f 0x4d0-0x4d7 Apr 21 12:48:49 inspire kernel: cs: IO port probe
    0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.

    =====startup message from yenta driver above=====

    =====yenta startup message from dmesg below===== Linux Kernel Card
    Services 3.1.22
    options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
    Yenta IRQ list 0010, PCI irq3
    Socket status: 30000417
    cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean. cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff:
    clean. cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x400-0x47f 0x4d0-0x4d7
    cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean. =====yenta startup message from
    dmesg above=====


    =====Output of 'lspci -v' below=====
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM
    Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 9100 Flags: bus master,
    fast devsel, latency 0 Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
    [size=256M] Capabilities: [e4] #09 [6105]
    Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0

    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE Host-to-AGP
    Bridge (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 64 Bus: primary=00,
    secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64 I/O behind bridge:
    0000b000-0000bfff
    Memory behind bridge: dfd00000-dfdfffff Prefetchable memory behind
    bridge: afc00000-bfbfffff

    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #1 (rev 02)
    (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 9011 Flags: bus master,
    medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11 I/O ports at df20 [size=32]

    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #2 (rev 02)
    (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 9011 Flags: bus master,
    medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5 I/O ports at df40 [size=32]

    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)
    (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 9011 Flags: bus master,
    medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 9 I/O ports at df80 [size=32]

    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB2 EHCI Controller
    (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 9110 Flags: bus master,
    medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10 Memory at dffffc00 (32-bit,
    non-prefetchable) [size=1K] Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [58] #0a [2080]

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB/ER Hub interface to PCI
    Bridge (rev 82) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0 Bus: primary=00, secondary=02,
    subordinate=02, sec-latency=64 I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
    Memory behind bridge: dfe00000-dfefffff

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) LPC Bridge (rev 02)
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) Ultra ATA 100 Storage
    Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 9011 Flags: bus master,
    medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 9 I/O ports at
    I/O ports at
    I/O ports at
    I/O ports at
    I/O ports at ffa0 [size=16]
    Memory at 20000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 9011 Flags: medium
    devsel, IRQ 3
    I/O ports at 0540 [size=32]

    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97
    Audio Controller (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 9011 Flags: bus master,
    medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 3 I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
    I/O ports at e100 [size=64]
    Memory at 20000400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512] Memory at
    20000600 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256] Capabilities: [50] Power
    Management version 2

    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
    (prog-if 00 [Generic])
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 4007 Flags: bus master,
    medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 3 I/O ports at e200 [size=256]
    I/O ports at e300 [size=128]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf
    [Radeon Mobility 9000 M9] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 2301 Flags: bus master,
    stepping, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11 Memory at b0000000
    (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M] I/O ports at b000 [size=256]
    Memory at dfdf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K] Expansion ROM at
    dfdc0000 [disabled] [size=128K] Capabilities: [58] AGP version 2.0
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

    02:03.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6912 Cardbus Controller
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 3000 Flags: bus master,
    stepping, slow devsel, latency 168, IRQ 3 Memory at 20001000 (32-bit,
    non-prefetchable) [size=4K] Bus: primary=02, secondary=03,
    subordinate=06, sec-latency=176 Memory window 0: 20400000-207ff000
    (prefetchable) Memory window 1: 20800000-20bff000
    I/O window 0: 00004000-000040ff
    I/O window 1: 00004400-000044ff
    16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

    02:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host
    Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 8200 Flags: bus master,
    medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9 Memory at dfeff800 (32-bit,
    non-prefetchable) [size=2K] I/O ports at cc00 [size=128]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

    02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815
    (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
    Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp: Unknown device 9011 Flags: bus master,
    medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 3 I/O ports at c800 [size=256]
    Memory at dfefe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K] Expansion ROM at
    dfee0000 [disabled] [size=64K] Capabilities: [40] Power Management
    version 2

    ======lspci -v output above======



  6. Re: PCMCIA Orinoco Gold

    Brian Armstrong wrote:

    > And "cat /proc/interrupts"?
    > CPU0
    > 0: 16808532 XT-PIC timer
    > 1: 16802 XT-PIC keyboard
    > 2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
    > 3: 150400 XT-PIC O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6912 Cardbus Controller,
    > InteICH4, eth0
    > 5: 0 XT-PIC usb-uhci
    > 8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
    > 9: 446262 XT-PIC acpi, usb-uhci, ohci1394
    > 10: 0 XT-PIC ehci_hcd
    > 11: 10114240 XT-PIC usb-uhci, radeon@PCI:1:0:0
    > 12: 416 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
    > 14: 488998 XT-PIC ide0
    > 15: 2248285 XT-PIC ide1
    > NMI: 0
    > ERR: 0


    As I said, I'm no guru, and dhinds would know far better than me
    what if anything this implies.
    You seem to be running a large number of usb-uhci's,
    I'm not sure why, also ohci and ehci_hcd which I think of as rivals.
    More to the point, I don't see any mention of yenta.

    I guess if I were in that position,
    I would compile my own kernel.
    Failing that, one might try upgrading to a newer Fedora kernel,
    if there is one.

    I doubt if your problems actually have anything to do with your WiFi card.

    Incidentally, I believe you can specify the interrupt to be used by a driver
    but doubg if that is often necessary.

    But as I said, listen to wiser heads than mine.


    --
    Timothy Murphy
    e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
    tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
    s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

  7. Re: PCMCIA Orinoco Gold

    > As I said, I'm no guru, and dhinds would know far better than me
    > what if anything this implies.
    > You seem to be running a large number of usb-uhci's,
    > I'm not sure why, also ohci and ehci_hcd which I think of as rivals.
    > More to the point, I don't see any mention of yenta.
    >
    > I guess if I were in that position,
    > I would compile my own kernel.
    > Failing that, one might try upgrading to a newer Fedora kernel,
    > if there is one.
    >
    > I doubt if your problems actually have anything to do with your WiFi card.
    >
    > Incidentally, I believe you can specify the interrupt to be used by a driver
    > but doubg if that is often necessary.
    >
    > But as I said, listen to wiser heads than mine.


    This laptop has three USB 1.1 ports, one USB 2.0 port, 1 Firewire port, 1
    SD Card port, among others.

    I am using the most recently compiled kernel. I could recompile my own
    kernel. Using kernel 2.6.5 is an option, too.

    I could specify the irq through the /etc/pcmcia/config.opts file. Perhaps
    irq 9 might work best, I just don't know with this new acpi hardware.

    Also, I have installed the most recent bios update from the manufacturer.

    I'm not sure why yenta is not showing up in the /proc/interrupts file,
    but, it is showing up in the lsmod list:

    =====lsmod below=====
    Module Size Used by Not tainted
    orinoco_cs 5556 0 (unused)
    orinoco 38636 0 [orinoco_cs]
    hermes 8068 0 [orinoco_cs orinoco]
    ipt_REJECT 4248 1 (autoclean)
    ipt_state 1080 1 (autoclean)
    ip_conntrack 28552 1 (autoclean) [ipt_state]
    iptable_filter 2444 1 (autoclean)
    ip_tables 15136 3 [ipt_REJECT ipt_state iptable_filter]
    sr_mod 17400 0 (autoclean)
    i810_audio 27560 0 (autoclean)
    ac97_codec 16744 0 (autoclean) [i810_audio]
    soundcore 6468 2 (autoclean) [i810_audio]
    binfmt_misc 7212 1
    parport_pc 18756 1 (autoclean)
    lp 8580 0 (autoclean)
    parport 37056 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
    autofs 12084 0 (autoclean) (unused)
    ds 8680 1 [orinoco_cs]
    yenta_socket 13472 1
    pcmcia_core 56256 0 [orinoco_cs ds yenta_socket]
    natsemi 19232 1
    microcode 4188 0 (autoclean)
    ide-scsi 12016 0
    ide-cd 34432 0
    cdrom 34592 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
    ohci1394 28776 0 (unused)
    ieee1394 203940 0 [ohci1394]
    sg 35436 0 (autoclean)
    sd_mod 13420 0 (autoclean)
    usb-storage 70432 0
    scsi_mod 110280 5 [sr_mod ide-scsi sg sd_mod usb-storage]
    keybdev 2656 0 (unused)
    hid 23908 0 (unused)
    ehci-hcd 20008 0 (unused)
    usb-uhci 26124 0 (unused)
    usbcore 78752 1 [usb-storage hid ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
    thermal 8000 0 (unused)
    processor 10552 0 [thermal]
    fan 2240 0 (unused)
    button 3500 0 (unused)
    battery 6816 0 (unused)
    asus_acpi 9564 0 (unused)
    ac 2528 0 (unused)
    mousedev 5268 1 (autoclean)
    input 5888 0 (autoclean) [keybdev hid mousedev]
    radeon 119268 19
    agpgart 56100 3
    ext3 71716 5
    jbd 51276 5 [ext3]



  8. Re: PCMCIA Orinoco Gold

    Brian Armstrong wrote:

    > System: Laptop model LC2430 by Linux Certified OS: Fedora Core I, using
    > kernel 2.4.22-1.2174.nptl with kernel pcmcia modules.


    Linux Certified? Did you try asking them, since they are supposed to
    be supporting Linux on this system?

    > kernel: Yenta IRQ list 0010, PCI irq3


    Uncomment the default "exclude irq 4" in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts; you
    seem to be pretty short on free ISA bus interrupts.

    -- Dave

  9. Re: PCMCIA Orinoco Gold

    On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 06:37:15 +0000, dhinds wrote:

    > Brian Armstrong wrote:
    >
    >> System: Laptop model LC2430 by Linux Certified OS: Fedora Core I,
    >> using kernel 2.4.22-1.2174.nptl with kernel pcmcia modules.

    >
    > Linux Certified? Did you try asking them, since they are supposed to be
    > supporting Linux on this system?


    The people are friendly, but, hardware tech support is slow. Initially,
    cd-rom issue (needed to re-configure the disappearing cdrom device - a
    kudzu issue), acpi support (which turned out to be simply adding "apm=off
    acpi=on" to the grub line), and modem conflict with pcmcia (irq problem
    corrected by disabling the internal built-in, data-only, modem; along with
    adding...oops, this should help solve my current
    problem..."PCIC_OPTS="pci=biosirq" to the /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia file.).
    Sure enough, an upgrade wrote over the /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia file, so I
    just re-added this option. The technical support people received my
    solutions (Dave, you had previously helped me with the modem/pcmcia
    conflict issue, thank you) and notes and posted them for their tech
    support and other users.

    >> kernel: Yenta IRQ list 0010, PCI irq3

    >
    > Uncomment the default "exclude irq 4" in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts; you
    > seem to be pretty short on free ISA bus interrupts.
    >

    Done.

    Thanks for your commitment and good work on pcmcia.

    PCMCIA is up and running fine now. PC Cards are working, as well.

    Brian

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