Originally Posted by DiegoF
Hi, I got through most of the installation of gentoo, and I added pcmcia to rc-update. When I reboot into the kernel it stops booting when cardmgr tries to find the PCMCIA card. Any clue why this is happening? thanks
The problem might be that cardmgr's default list of "allowed memory regions"
in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts defaults to the following;
include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x800-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
You may need to configure it differently for your laptop. If you do a cat /proc/ioports and you see something like...
0800-087f : Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller
0880-08bf : Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller
You have a problem. When cardmgr tries to probe that region, it hangs the machine. The solution is to change /etc/pcmcia.config.opts line to
include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
To exclude it from probing the 0x800-0x8ff memory range.