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From: Brian Bender <bbender@vo...> - 2001-10-18 18:31:38
For a notebook with PCMCIA network cards, you don't want to be using that
eth0-cfg stuff to configure them. Try emptying/disabling that script, then take
a look at /etc/pcmcia/network.opts
Hopefully, RedHatrosoft <g> hasn't mucked with the standard pcmcia stuff. Worst
case, go check out http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ and get/build/install the
standard PCMCIA packages (disclaimer: haven't played with RedHat in quite some
time; my Thinkpad is running Slackware8 -- do this at your own risk), _then_
look at /etc/pcmcia/network.opts.
You can define configurations based on the "scheme" (changable with `cardctl
scheme xxx`), MAC address, which card slot, etc. See specifically
Linux's pcmcia-cs is about the best control of pccard resources I've seen in any
OS to date...
- Brian Bender
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
> Subject: [Aironet] cisco-supplied driver pkg on redhat 7.1
> > Red Hat Linux 7.1 out of the box is configured to use the airo4500.o
> > driver with our pcmcia cards on insertion.
> > This driver has caused alot of headcaches for our tech support people
> > since it is a driver we do not support nor recommend.
> > This driver is known to not function properly with our newer wireless cards
> > and WILL lock the system up as you describe if the card is ejected.
> > We recommend RH 7.1 users to use this driver and utilities:
> > http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/aironet-utils-linux
> following jim's advice i just downloaded and installed this driver on
> my stock rh7.1 laptop. painless install, and my system has picked up
> the new driver after restarting pcmcia. thanks!
> but i can't figure out how to tell the various pcmcia scripts to use
> dhcp for this card. i have a wired ethernet card, therefore my
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/eth0-cfg sets up the card with the
> appropriate static ip, etc.
> unfortunately the cisco wireless card also loads as a device named
> eth0, and is getting configured statically... but i need it to use
> dhcp. how can i setup the system to accomodate both of these cards?
> before i upgraded to rh7.1, i used a system whereby the card in the
> bottom pcmcia slot (slot 1) used the static config, and the card in
> the top slot (slot 0) used dhcp... but i can't quite figure out how
> to replicate this in the new hotplug scripts.
> Douglas S. J. De Couto decouto@...
From: Douglas S. J. De Couto <decouto@lc...> - 2001-10-18 18:38:24
> Hopefully, RedHatrosoft <g> hasn't mucked with the standard pcmcia
> stuff. Worst
i think that's basically the root of my problems! okay, i guess i
will just replace the redhat junk with the pcmcia-cs, and then i will
back in a place i understand.
Douglas S. J. De Couto decouto@...