[gobolinux-users] Missing cardmgr

Ben Taylor bentay at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 19:10:44 UTC 2006


On 11/8/06, Hisham Muhammad <hisham.hm at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 11/8/06, Ben Taylor <bentay at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 11/8/06, Jonas Karlsson <jonka750 at student.liu.se> wrote:
> > > 2006/11/8, Ben Taylor <bentay at gmail.com>:
> > > > Hey all
> > > >     Is there some other program to manage pcmcia cards on a laptop
> > without
> > > > cardmgr, it doesn't appear to be on 013 by default.  If I hook up a
> > wired
> > > > network and try
> > > > 'Compile cardmgr' that doesn't work either.
> > > > Thanks for any suggestions.
> > >
> > > First I think Udev should handle pcmcia card now (loading module and
> > > firmware and such). Otherwice the package containing cardmgr is called
> > > pcmcia-cs.
> >
> > Thanks for the info about pcmcia-cs.
> > I would like to learn more about udev, as I do not know much about
> it.  How
> > might I go about debugging why the eth1 never gets created? Any good
> > links/info about udev?
> > My card uses the hermes/orinoco drivers.
> > Thanks again.
>
> It's been a while since I last used a PCMCIA card, but I looked around
> for information and found that pcmcia-cs has been superseded by
> PCMCIAutils.
> http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/
> http://kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/pcmcia/pcmcia.html
>
> I looked into making recipes for PCMCIAutils, but from what I looked
> it seems we'll have to fix a glitch in the Udev recipe to make it find
> the PCMCIA files.
>
> I came up with these recipes, but I can't really test them fully since
> I don't have PCMCIA here:
> http://hisham.gobolinux.org/Udev--095--recipe.tar.bz2
> http://hisham.gobolinux.org/SysFSUtils--2.1.0--recipe.tar.bz2
> http://hisham.gobolinux.org/Flex--2.5.33--recipe.tar.bz2
> http://hisham.gobolinux.org/PCMCIAutils--014--recipe.tar.bz2
> Please give them a try -- if they work, we'll add them to the recipe
> store.


I will have time this weekend, thank you. I'll let you know.

And here's the how-to on using PCMCIAutils:
> http://kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/pcmcia/howto.html
>
> Hope that helps!
>
> -- Hisham
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