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Kernel Cardbus card (YENTA socket) problems

When I installed Linux on my Asus L7200 laptop, this problem took a long time to diagnose

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With many distributions with the later 2.4.x kernels (>2.4.15 I think), the PCMCIA cardbus services has been merged into the kernel with the YENTA socket. While this works with most laptops it also have problems with many others. Usually, the kernel messages will state that the card is detected correctly but then the ard will not respond to any ping messages in or out. 
If your laptop does have this problem then you will need the older modular cardbus services through the PCMCIA-CS package. The information and source can be found at the Linux PCMCIA Information page. The solution for this is not for the faint of heart. It requires a recompilation of the kernel in order to disable the kernel PCMCIA implementation and install the PCMCIA-cs as a module. Again, the best source for Linux information such as kernel compilation can be found at the Linux Howtos. Also, Linux on Laptops provides many useful information on installing Linux on laptops 
As of 2006/2007, the Yenta socket in the 2.6 series kernel is quite stable. It should now works properly with most if not all previously unsupported laptops. 
Screen garbles after changing between X Windows and console 
This is a relatively common problem with Linux on laptops. In the kernel call line in Grub or LILO, make sure that the vga=7xx line is included so that the kernel locks to a particular native LCD resolution. Some common vga= values for 16-bit color are: 
800x600 vga=788 
1024x768 vga=791 
1280x1024 vga=794

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For other distributions, like mandriva or redhat, you need to be a superuser or login as a super user in the terminal before you do the command or run the executable. So you first type in "su" then press enter. After that it would ask you for the password. Type it in and then press enter. Then type the command or name of executable like "./ati-driver-installer-10-4-x86.x86_64.run " then press enter.

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