Config PCMCIA (16.07.2002)

Doesn't work out-of-the-box, but is possible. Tested with an AVM ISDN Fritzcard PCMCIA. First step is the setup with YaST2 (ISDN connection setup). The card is not detected automatically maybe cause some other settings are still not configured), but it can be selected manually. A new provider had to be setup as well, since I don't use a predefined one. Both must be set to "hot-plug". As next step the entry PCMCIA_SYSTEM in /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia has to changed from kernel to external. Next the pcmcia system is restarted with rcpcmcia restart. Should be working now, but it is not! Due to the kernel compilation and installation the necessary modules are not available any more. Start the script Configure within /usr/src/kernel-modules/pcmcia (answer the questions) and execute make all. Again restart the PCMCIA system (rcpcmcia restart) and just to make sure the network as well (rcnetwork restart). Now the cardinfo program shows interrupt and IO port information (the card was detected earlier, however the interrupt / IO port was missing). Now everything is o.k. and Kinternet can be used to connect to the internet.

Since the internet connection is now up and running, a YaST Online Update is next -- had to be patient.

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