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    Unhappy Laptop hangs on: "starting PCMCIA CardBus support"

    Hey everyone, this looks like great forum!

    I'm very new to Linux etc but have been playing around with the BT2/BT3 live CDs and having some fun with them.

    The CDs I burnt run on loads of different machines, but not my Acer Aspire 5103WLMi laptop! The specs are:

    AMD Turion 64x2 TL52 (1.6 GHz, 1MB L2 cache)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 512MB memory
    120GB PATA HDD
    2GB DDR2 RAM
    802.11b/g Wireless LAN (Atheros 5005G Adapter)

    When booting, i've tried the different video modes like KDE and Flux (not the text only version as i don't really know any commands) but every time the boot process freezes on the "starting PCMCIA CardBus support" line and I have to reset with Ctrl+Alt+Esc or whatever the key combination is...

    A similar thing happened with BT2, it hangs on something to do with PCMCIA support. I have an old copy of BT1...that doesn't work either!

    Any help would be great!

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    Okay, quick update...I was just pressing random keys at the point where it hangs and holding the 'Ctrl' key for some reason gets my cd-rom drive spinning again and the OS continues to boot veeery slowly.

    It gets to a prompt where I login with root and toor (this is on BT3 btw, which never happened when I booted it up on other machines) but anyway, i then did xconf and startx and it gave me a messed up picture so I had to reboot.

    I did the same with the different graphics modes but it just doesn't seem to be happening. Is it my graphics card that's causing the problems?

    I really want it to work on my laptop coz it has an atheros chipset that works well with linux and I don't have access to anything else that could perform packet injection etc to help break wep. I only have access to some cisco aironet cards which work fine for a while but then the 'ath0' interface just totally disappears and i can't get it back...

    I dunno, could anyone recommend anything? Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'til infinity View Post
    Hey everyone, this looks like great forum!

    I'm very new to Linux etc but have been playing around with the BT2/BT3 live CDs and having some fun with them.

    The CDs I burnt run on loads of different machines, but not my Acer Aspire 5103WLMi laptop! The specs are:

    AMD Turion 64x2 TL52 (1.6 GHz, 1MB L2 cache)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 512MB memory
    120GB PATA HDD
    2GB DDR2 RAM
    802.11b/g Wireless LAN (Atheros 5005G Adapter)

    When booting, i've tried the different video modes like KDE and Flux (not the text only version as i don't really know any commands) but every time the boot process freezes on the "starting PCMCIA CardBus support" line and I have to reset with Ctrl+Alt+Esc or whatever the key combination is...

    A similar thing happened with BT2, it hangs on something to do with PCMCIA support. I have an old copy of BT1...that doesn't work either!

    Any help would be great!
    I have same computer and exactly similar problem and no solution yet. Please help anybody. My BT2 boot verywell but bt3 sometimes boot but alltimes not, I meen boot hangs at "Starting PCMCIA CardBus support". I use both: USB and Live-CD. When I use boot option "nopcimcia" (with tab kay in the starting) but nothing happen. Or where i can turn off this? But- My computer RAM test with Memtest86 show some errors (approximately 10). Maybe thise errors to do or cause this?! I am really not noob in unix and linux, but i have not idea anymore and this error frustrated me while I very like Backtrak!

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    try the cheat at boot

    bt acpi=off.

    my laptop did the same.

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