[Techtalk] laptop suspend / pcmcia

Anthony de Boer linuxchix at lists.leftmind.net
Sun Oct 5 20:39:48 EST 2003

Erin Mulder wrote:
> I'm getting errors when suspending if I have a CompactFlash card (in a
> PCMCIA adapter) inserted.  It doesn't have to be mounted to cause the
> problem, just physically present.  When I take out the adapter, the
> laptop suspends fine.

It seems to be a bit more of a general issue; the laptop doesn't know how
the PCMCIA card will deal with suspend, so it doesn't want to go there
with a card present.  Eject the card and it'll be happy, then reinsert
when you come back to fullpower.

> Laptop: IBM ThinkPad T30
> Distro/Kernel: Red Hat 9, 2.4.20-20.9
> Card/PCMCIA-Adapter: Simple Technology CompactFlash

In my case, ThinkPad A21e, RH7.3, 2.4.21 Torvalds+patches kernel (ie. not
via RH), and either a Sandisk PCMCIA-CF adaptor or a DWL-650 wireless
card.  I tend to hibernate (Fn-F12) rather than suspend, too.

Anthony de Boer

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