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  1. FC6 - PCMCIA/Cardbus support? Riddled by changes

    I'm trying to activate a cardbus card via the "Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c475
    (rev 81)" adapter, on a newly installed Fedora Core 6. "lspci" lists
    this adapter card, but when I insert a cardbus card, the lights on the
    adapter card do not come one, and no system messages are generated.
    IOW, no sign of life for the cardbus card.

    I can't seem to find changes addressing the absence of "yenta_socket"
    (which I have used successfully for this card, on FC5 ). Nor can i
    find info on what appears to be a new setup with the /sys directory:

    the new

    /sys/bus/pci/drivers/yenta_cardbus/

    directory and its content

    What am I missing?

    Has anyone successfully used a PCI-to-PCMCIA/Cardbus adapter w/FC6 ?
    Or, for that matter, could anyone please confirm that on their laptop
    the cardbus cards are working fine with FC6. If so, did they work
    out-of-the-FC6-box, or did you have to tweak the system?

    TIA

    Andrew


  2. Re: FC6 - PCMCIA/Cardbus support? Riddled by changes - SOLVED !

    andrew wrote:
    > I'm trying to activate a cardbus card via the "Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c475
    > (rev 81)" adapter, on a newly installed Fedora Core 6. "lspci" lists
    > this adapter card, but when I insert a cardbus card, the lights on the
    > adapter card do not come one, and no system messages are generated.
    > IOW, no sign of life for the cardbus card.
    >
    > I can't seem to find changes addressing the absence of "yenta_socket"
    > (which I have used successfully for this card, on FC5 ). Nor can i
    > find info on what appears to be a new setup with the /sys directory:
    >
    > the new
    >
    > /sys/bus/pci/drivers/yenta_cardbus/
    >
    > directory and its content
    >
    > What am I missing?
    >
    > Has anyone successfully used a PCI-to-PCMCIA/Cardbus adapter w/FC6 ?
    > Or, for that matter, could anyone please confirm that on their laptop
    > the cardbus cards are working fine with FC6. If so, did they work
    > out-of-the-FC6-box, or did you have to tweak the system?


    I added "pci=assign-busses", as the /var/log/messages suggested, and,
    lo and behold, all is now well! The cardbus card is recognized and is
    functioning.

    Serves me right for neglecting to scrutinize the bootup logs! (which,
    prior to the fix, said: "... localhost kernel: Yenta: no bus associated
    with 0000:01:0c.0! (try 'pci=assign-busses') " ).

    Thanks for anyone who gave this a thought.

    Andrew


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