Pcmcia is gone

Timothy Murphy tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Sat Nov 15 15:23:11 UTC 2003

On Thursday 13 November 2003 18:21, Jaap A. Haitsma wrote:

> > I downloaded a linux driver from a page but when I compiled it and
> > installed it my pcmcia got messed up...saying can't find yenta_socket.o

> This is a bug see
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=88054 Very easy to
> solve yourself. (Look on the page)
> It's on the list of easy fix bugs. So I assume the RedHat people fix
> this soon. See.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=109188

If it's the bug I think it is, it has been there for ages -- at least a year.
certainly long before Fedora came out.
I don't understand why it wasn't corrected long ago.
My solution is to
cd /lib/modules/<version>
mv pcmcia pcmcia.bak

Admittedly this is just a way of avoiding the real bug
in the /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia script.

I don't understand the purpose of this pcmcia directory,
which just contains symlinks to modules in the kernel directory.
It seems completely pointless,
as everything works perfectly without it.

Timothy Murphy  
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