On 19.05.21 09:49, Takashi Iwai wrote:
On Wed, 19 May 2021 06:48:47 +0200,
Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
> On 19.05.2021 01:01, David Mace wrote:
>> Hi, I have a vintage (2007) laptop, upgraded to openSUSE Leap 15.3. When using
15.3 kernel 5.3.18-57 there is no yenta module, so my PCMCIA cards are not working (a
legacy Creative Soundblaster Audigy for example). If I boot into my Leap 15.2 kernel then
it is working fine (with boot option "pci=cbmemsize=8M" workaround)
The Soundblaster might be CardBus, not legacy PCMCIA, at least this one
is clearly CardBus.
Is openSUSE removing support for legacy PCMCIA?
kernel modules are split between several packages. Check
kernel-default-optional and kernel-default-extra
PCMCIA was disabled on SLE15-SP3, i.e. also on Leap 15.3.
It looks like it is still enabled on Kernel:HEAD
So it's a bad news, but we can't maintain
this legacy stuff due to
lack of hardware.
For legacy PCMCIA (ISA based) I'd agree and I doubt that much of these
are still in use, but is CardBus (PCI based) also disabled? I'd have at
least some hardware to thest that (i686 only though, all my x86_64
hardware already has ExpressCard (PCIe based) slots).
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