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Question PCMCIA will not co-exist with CDROM 

Forum: PCMCIA Installation and Configuration Issues
Date: 2000, Jan 02
From: Stephen Davies <>

Platform: Mandrake 6.1 on Philips TravelNote 580 (2.2.13)
PCMCIA version: 3.1.8
Cards: generic NE200 compatible and generic modem
Controller: Cirrus PD7629
Having built 3.1.8 from source to overcome the problems with
the version included in Mandrake 6.1, I have a system where
my PCMCIA setup seems to work perfectly so long as I do not try and touch the CD.

Conversely, if I turn PCMCIA off using /etc/sysconf/pcmcia, 
the CD works properly.

I have tried following the advice in the HOWTO and have 
added PCIC_OPTS=irq_list=9,10 to /etc/sysconf/pcmcia and
have tried several exclude commands in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts
to restrict both ports and memory with no success.

While PCMCIA is active, any attempt to mount /dev/cdrom 
"freezes" that session. Other sessions continue normally.
If the mount attempt is via KDE/KFM, the Cancel button
can be used to recover.

Some time after a command line mount, the whole system hangs 
and must be powered off to recover.

dmesg produces the following:

Intel PCIC probe:
 Cirrus PD6729 PCI-to-PCMCIA at bus 0 slot 19, port oxfcec, 2 sockets
  host opts [0]: [ring] [1/3/2] [1/9/2]
  host opts [1]: [ring] [1/3/2] [1/9/2]
  ISA rqs (default)=9,10 polling interval = 1000 ms
cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff; excluding 0x200-0x207 0x378-0x37f ox398-0x39f ox4d0-0x4d7
cs: memory probe 0xc0000-0xcffff: excluding 0xc0000-0xcbfff
eth0: NE2000 Compatible: io 0x300, irq 9, hw_addr 00:80:C8:8B:29:CF

The CD is on hdc (ide1) and is using the usual adresses and irq.

Hoping there is a simple solution.

Cheers and thanks,
Stephen Davies

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1. None A possible fix by David Hinds, 2000, Jan 03
(_ Ok That works:-)) by Stephen Davies, 2000, Jan 04

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