Ubiquity deletes wanted packages

Bug #42662 reported by Frederik Elwert on 2006-05-02
10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pcmciautils (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Ad the end of the installation process, the espresso installer deletes packages that will be of no use on the installed system. But when I installed Xubuntu beta2 on my Laptop, the package pcmcia-cs was also removed. As a consequence, my pcmcia-WLAN-card did not work after reboot until I reinstalled the package, and the networking was not configured properly.

I am using an old Dell Latitude CS with a Prism card (Siemens I-Gate).

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

pcmcia-cs shouldn't be needed any more; this is a kernel or pcmciautils bug. What do 'cardctl ident', 'lspci', and 'lspci -n' say when you run them on the live CD? On the installed system, does running 'pcmcia-socket-startup' help?

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info

This is what the LiveCD says:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "INTERSIL", "I-GATE 11M PC Card / PC Card plus", "Version 01.02", ""
  manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
  function: 6 (network)
Socket 1:
  product info: "Psion Dacom", "Gold Card Global 56K+Fax", "56K+Fax", "V8.25"
  manfid: 0x016c, 0x0005
  function: 2 (serial)

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
0000:00:03.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2360 [MagicMedia 256ZX]
0000:01:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2360 [MagicMedia 256ZX Audio]

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 8086:7190 (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 0604: 8086:7191 (rev 03)
0000:00:03.0 0607: 104c:ac1c (rev 01)
0000:00:03.1 0607: 104c:ac1c (rev 01)
0000:00:07.0 0680: 8086:7110 (rev 02)
0000:00:07.1 0101: 8086:7111 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 0c03: 8086:7112 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 0680: 8086:7113 (rev 03)
0000:01:00.0 0300: 10c8:0006
0000:01:00.1 0401: 10c8:8006

On the installed system, the last update seems to have fixed the problem: I removed pcmcia-cs, and the card was recognised on startup.

JP Vossen (jp-jpsdomain) wrote :

Same deal here. Xubuntu 6.06 FLIGHT7 fails to install pcmcia-cs even when present and working under the LiveCD. pcmciautils, however, IS installed. Since pcmcia-cs is NOT installed, cardctl and lspci aren't either, so no go on output from them as suggested above. After a floppy nightmare, I installed pcmcia-cs, but then got the error "Linux >= 2.6.13-rc1 requires pcmciautils instead of pcmcia-cs" as noted above.

But bottom line, the NIC doesn't work, and without that, the distro is useless. Coupled with Bug #40825, Xubuntu is 0 for 2 so far and not looking good this close to release.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Could you try booting with the pci=assign-busses kernel parameter and see if that sorts it out?

JP Vossen (jp-jpsdomain) wrote :

Same deal here. Xubuntu 6.06 FLIGHT7 fails to install pcmcia-cs even when present and working under the LiveCD. pcmciautils, however, IS installed. Since pcmcia-cs is NOT installed, cardctl and lspci aren't either, so no go on output from them as suggested above. After a floppy nightmare, I installed pcmcia-cs, but then got the error "Linux >= 2.6.13-rc1 requires pcmciautils instead of pcmcia-cs" as noted above.

But bottom line, the NIC doesn't work, and without that, the distro is useless. Coupled with Bug #40825, Xubuntu is 0 for 2 so far and not looking good this close to release.

JP Vossen (jp-jpsdomain) wrote :

Oops, sorry about the dup. I refreshed and re-posted this page by accident.

Anyway, as asked I tried the Xubuntu 6.06 FLIGHT7 LiveCD after adding "pci=assign-busses" to the boot line (just prior to the trailing --). It worked! Sort-of.

As with Ubuntu and Kubuntu, my Xircom pcmcia NIC does not work until I eject and reinsert it, but at least it works now.

Thanks!

Alan Hoyle (alanh) wrote :

The Xubuntu 6.06 Live CD worked great on a Toshiba Satellite 2805 and Linksys Network PC Card Model No. WPC11 ver.3. After running the installer and rebooting, the card was no longer available. After doing a google search on the possible problem, I plugged into ethernet (which worked fine), added the pcmcia-cs package, and the card worked after rebooting.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for pcmciautils (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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