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

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Using the cardmgr Command

The cardmgr daemon is used to monitor your computer's PC card sockets for inserted or removed cards and will load or unload the device needed for your PC card. The proper driver is found in the cardmgr's database of PC cards, in the file config under the /etc/pcmcia directory. The database entry for your card tells the cardmgr daemon which code module to load or unload. (Code modules are usually found under the /lib/modules/kernel-version directory.)

Listing Your PC Card and Drivers

When starting up, or when PC cards are inserted or ejected, the cardmgr daemon creates and updates a system table called stab under the /var/run directory. To see a list of the current PC cards and drivers in use, look in this stab system ...

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