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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Enabling PCMCIA Services

Newer Linux kernels with support for loadable and unloadable code modules have made life a lot easier for laptop users with special devices such as PCMCIA, or PC cards. Fortunately, Linux supports many of these devices through the kmod and cardmgr daemons (started at bootup), which automatically load and unload needed modules as devices are inserted or ejected.

To use PC cards or services with Linux, you should install the pcmcia package. Check your distribution's documentation for details on installing a package.

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To learn more about the Linux kernel and module control, see page 535.

See page 483 to learn more about installing packages.

This package installs the following:

  • The pcmcia configuration files and ...

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