[ solved ] Missing library + pcmcia ethernet not seen
April 1st, 2013
Tagged: pcmcia libsysfs
i’ve install GeexBox on my hard drive on a old dell latitude d630 with additionnal 3COM pcmcia ethernet card.
pcmcia card is not recognize and when i try lspcmcia, it gie me an error saying libsysfs.so.2 is not found and when i do a ldd lspcmcia, it show that libsysfs libraries is missing
i try to find the package on opkg but it is not there
i try with a debian package but it won’t take it because of architecture issue
do you have an idea or a available package ?
I’m using GeexBox 3.0 and have the same issue (also tried with 2.0 but it’s the same). The wireless PCMCIA card seems to be not detected. I couldn’t install sysfsutils with opkg. Any suggestions, or is PCMCIA wifi generally not supported?
corrected, will submit patch to devel list,
can you download this file (i386) : http://download.openbricks.org/test/sysfsutils_2.1.0-1_i686.opk
and install it .
Thanks for the quick reply! I’ve downloaded sysfsutils from your link and installed it. I can now run lspcmcia and other utils without the libsysfs.so.2 file reported missing. However my PCMCIA card is still not seen, I’ve used it with Ubuntu 10.04 previously with no problems. How can I access the card from the command line?
dmesg | grep pcmcia
does not give any output
module pcmcia loaded ?
Don’t know if we built it by default …
You are spot on: lsmod does not show a pcmcia module. I have never had to load this manually, tried modprobe pcmcia but this gives “modprobe: module pcmcia not found in modules.dep”. Any suggestions?
yes, add pcmcia to kernel module , so I need to rebuilt it
So I can’t do anything to fix it this end? (or maybe I didn’t understand your reply correctly). Thanks again!
kernel should be rebuilt adding pcmcia modules ….
so you can’t do nothing, only if you want to build it by yourself
Ok – is there going to be a patch or other kind of fix pcmcia users could use? Or will this just be added to the next revision..
well it should be commited in openbricks tree
Now, if i have some time, i can try to backport this to geexbox’s tree and upload a fresh kernel to fix it
Will the backported version then be available here http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/geexbox-xbmc-i386-generic/ ? (I would try to compile the source but I’m currently on a Windows machine and don’t have the tools..). Thanks for all your help!
you missed one point :
http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/geexbox-xbmc-i386-generic is the current devel version build by a bot so if i push a fix, it will appears on next snaphot
backport a patch to geexbox’s tree means rebuild geexbox-3.0 with this new patch.
is it more clear ?
Not 100% sure, sorry, but if I understand you correctly: the changes you just committed will automatically appear in the snapshots directory; whereas you might also apply a patch to the main development trunk for 3.0.0, in which case it will become available in the iso (here http://www.geexbox.org/download/ )? So – is it possible to download an iso from the branch where you have already committed the changes?
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