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    Pcmcia Problems/ wireless card

    Hello, I am a relitivly new user of linux and am having problems with a wireless card. While I still use Windows for my primary machine, I have several IBM Thinkpad 600 series notebook computers that I am running with Mandrake 10.1.
    Recently, I set up a Lucent Technologies Orinoco gold wireless card on a 600x computer. Linux installed the drivers properly and I had perfect connection quality and usability until I shut down the computer. Now It wont see the card anymore, or any other Pcmcia cards. I have re-installed linux and tried again wih the exact same results (working until shutdown).
    Is there any way to restart Pcmcia without re-installing linux? Or is there any way to keep the card running?
    Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    Are you using community edition??

    Check to see if the line

    modprobe yenta_socket

    is in your /etc/modprobe.preload file. If it is not then the pcmcia module will not load at boot. It was a bug in 10.1CE.

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    now what?

    I found the modprobe.preload but found no "modprobe yenta_socket" command line. Howdo I input it though? Do I need to enter the root system? and if so, how?

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    I have been searching through the nets and found that this wireless problem is more wide spread that I thought it was. I have tried modifying both the modprobe.preload file and the modprobe.conf file both as a regular user and as root and it won't allow me to make any changes. . I don't know what else I need to do to modify this file. Please help...

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