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SubjectRe: PCMCIA serial CardBus support vanished in 2.4.3-pre3 and later
On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Alessandro Suardi wrote:
> >
> > 2.4.3-pre3 and synced-up versions of the -ac series remove support for
> > PCMCIA serial CardBus. In drivers/char/pcmcia the Makefile and
> > files are modified to exclude serial_cb and the serial_cb.c file itself
> > is removed by the patch. As a net result, my Xircom modem port becomes
> > invisible to the kernel and I can't dial out through it.
> The regular serial.c should handle it natively. Just make sure you have
> CONFIG_SERIAL enabled, along with hotplugging support etc.

In fact it does. I discovered it last weekend when my modem -them same one
than Alessandro's- stopped working.

Removing "alias char-major-4 serial_cb" from modules.conf did the trick
and the serial driver worked flawlessly. Modules serial got loaded


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