#21 Boot-time "No socket drivers" causes confusion

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2003-06-21
2003-06-21
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At boot time, if there are no PCMCIA socket drivers, the
error message says something about "no socket drivers".

I was wondering how a Linux system could operate
without socket drivers, and rebooted immediately,
but the same error occured. Some Google'ing
revealed that it meant no PCMCIA socket drivers.
Oh, no problem then. But in Linux and other OSes
that are based on Unix (and some that pretend not
to be based on Unix), the word "socket" usually means
something other than PCMCIA sockets. The error
message really causes confusion. This even happened
to someone who has done stuff with PCMCIA, though
not at the socket level.

Please change the boot time error message to say
something about "no PCMCIA socket drivers".

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