Using the YaST runlevel editor, determine whether PCMCIA should be started when the system is booted. This module can be started with+ .
The following three variables are defined in the
Contains the name of the module that controls the PCMCIA controller. Normally, the start script should determine the module automatically. If this fails, enter the module here. Otherwise, this variable should be left empty.
This variable was designed for parameters for the
pcmcia_core module. However, these parameters are
rarely used. The options are described in the manual page pcmcia_core(4). Because this manual page refers to the homonymous module
pcmcia-cs package from
David Hinds, it lists more parameters than the module from the kernel
actually supports, namely all parameters beginning with
Enables and disables the acoustic signals of the card manager.
/etc/pcmcia/*.conf contain the
assignment of the drivers to PC cards. First,
is read then
*.conf in alphabetic order.
The last entry found for a card is used. Details about the syntax
of these files are available in the manual page pcmcia(5).
The files designated as
name> contain the assignment of drivers to CardBus cards.
These files are created by YaST when configuring a card. More information
about the configuration names is available in
/usr/share/doc/packages/sysconfig/README and in the
manual page getcfg(8).
Ethernet, wireless LAN, and TokenRing network cards can be
configured with YaST like normal network cards. If your
card was not detected, select the card type
in the hardware settings. All other details regarding the configuration
of the network are provided in Section 22.4, “Configuring a Network Connection with YaST”.
Like other ISDN cards, ISDN PC cards can also be
configured with YaST to a large extent. It does not matter which
of the listed PCMCIA ISDN cards is selected as long as it is a
PCMCIA card. When configuring the hardware and selecting a provider,
the operating mode must always be
onboot. ISDN modems also exist in the form
of PCMCIA cards. These are modem cards or multifunction cards with
an additional ISDN connection kit. They are treated like modems.
Normally, there are no PCMCIA-specific settings for
modem PC cards. As soon as a modem is inserted, it is available
/dev/modem. Some of the PCMCIA modem
cards are softmodems that are not supported by Linux. If drivers are
available for these cards, they must be installed in the system.
The suitable driver module is loaded by the card manager
or by hotplug. As soon as a SCSI or IDE card is inserted,
the connected devices can be used. The device names
are determined dynamically. Find information about available
SCSI and IDE devices under
External hard disks, CD-ROM drives, and similar devices must be switched on before the PCMCIA card is inserted in the slot. Use active termination for SCSI devices.
|Removing SCSI or IDE Cards|
Before a SCSI or IDE card is removed, all partitions of the connected devices must be unmounted with the command umount. If you forget to do this, you will only be able to access these devices after rebooting the system.