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Question Schemes problem 

Forum: PCMCIA Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Jan 10
From: Ralf Eichmann ralf.eichmann


I installed SuSE Linux 6.3 on an Asus F7400 with a D-Link 650. Since the notebook should be usable in various networks I've set up a number of configurations in /etc/pcmcia/network.opts and the corresponding lilo.conf entries.

The lilo append lines are recognized (/sbin/init.d/pcmcia prints "using scheme: ..." correctly), but eth0 is not configured properly. None of the network.opts parameters is set. However, "cardctl scheme ..." works fine. This leads to the following: I do a "cardctl scheme home", then reboot, choose the lilo config with "append="scheme=mg33"" (where mg33 is another scheme), get the message "using scheme: mg33", but "ifconfig eth0" shows the settings from the home scheme.

Is that what is meant with "The SuSE startup script is somewhat limited and does not allow PCMCIA startup variables to be overridden from the lilo boot prompt." from the SuSE section in the PCMCIA-Howto? Can I work around this (by issuing a "cardctl scheme $SCHEME" somewhere in a boot script)?

Thanks and best regards, Ralf Eichmann

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