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Dave

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Recognizing PCMCIA Cards
« on: May 14, 2013, 06:05:25 am »
Upon installing VL 7 Light on my circa 1999 laptop, no adapter card was recognized, or even powered, when plugged into the laptop's single PCMCIA port.  However, port and cards worked with VL 6 Light Live on the same computer.  A comparison of dmesg outputs from both distros indicated that VL 7 Light had disabled ACPI support, while ACPI was needed in VL 6 Light Live to enable the PCMCIA cards.

The problem was corrected in VL 7 Light by adding acpi=force to each of the 'append' statements in /etc/lilo.conf, then issuing the command '/sbin/lilo -v' to commit the changes to the LILO bootloader, and finally rebooting.

If you're using GRUB, the following ought to do it (but I haven't tested it...): add acpi=force to the 'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX' statement(s) in /etc/default/grub, then issue the command 'update-grub' to commit the changes to the GRUB bootloader, and finally reboot.

Of course, all of the above needs to be done from root.

Hope this helps somebody out there in VL-land!

For a bit more detail on the cause and solution, see http://techsquirrels.blogspot.com/2013/05/getting-vector-linux-to-recognize.html.

AlonzeConner

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Re: Recognizing PCMCIA Cards
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 11:21:03 pm »
Upon installing VL 7 Light on my circa 1999 laptop, no adapter card was recognized, or even powered, when plugged into the laptop's single PCMCIA port.  However, port and cards worked with VL 6 Light Live on the same computer.  A comparison of dmesg outputs from both distros indicated that VL 7 Light had disabled ACPI support, while ACPI was needed in VL 6 Light Live to enable the PCMCIA cards.

The problem was corrected in VL 7 Light by adding acpi=force to each of the 'append' statements in /etc/lilo.conf, then issuing the command '/sbin/lilo -v' to commit the changes to the LILO bootloader, and finally rebooting.

If you're using GRUB, the following ought to do it (but I haven't tested it...): add acpi=force to the 'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX' statement(s) in /etc/default/grub, then issue the command 'update-grub' to commit the changes to the GRUB bootloader, and finally reboot.

Of course, all of the above needs to be done from root.

Hope this helps somebody out there in VL-land!

For a bit more detail on the cause and solution, see http://techsquirrels.blogspot.com/2013/05/getting-vector-linux-to-recognize.html.

Surely the information helped me..Thanks for link too..

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