aic7xxx and tape drive problems
David M. Rector
dave at clean.lanl.gov
Fri Sep 11 16:43:08 PDT 1998
Actually, after applying the patch, the aic7xxx driver
recognizes the tape drives, but suddenly my X11 driver
is broken and I cannot start X-windows.
I have a Matrox Millenium II 4 megs, PCI
(No IRQ conflicts as far as I can tell)
On Fri, 11 Sep 1998, Doug Ledford wrote:
> David M. Rector wrote:
> > Doug,
> > Please help...
> > 1) For some reason I was bumped off the aic7xxx list
> > 2) You may have heard this problem before, but I cannot
> > find a solution after several hours of searching
> > through mail lists...
> > I have an adaptec 2940UW with a seagate ST423451W 23gig wide drive
> > as device 0 and two tape drives a DLT2000XT and a Exabyte 8200.
> > These devices are all detected by the adaptec card at boot up,
> > and work fine under linux kernel 2.0.32, but after upgrading to
> > 2.0.35, the two tape drives are no longer recognized by the kernel
> > I have tried disabling wide negotiation, and disabling ultra support and
> > disabling synchronous negotiation. I have aslo resolved all IRQ
> > conflicts on the motherboard.
> > Any suggestions? If this problem has been resolved, can you point me
> > to a place for the answer?
> Get the latest 2.0.36-pre kernel from Alan Cox, which includes the 5.0.20
> aic7xxx driver, or grab the 5.1.0-pre8 patch for kernel 2.0.35 from my ftp
> site (ftp.dialnet.net:/pub/linux/aic7xxx/testing) and recompile your kernel
> with the later driver. This is a known fixed problem.
> Doug Ledford <dledford at dialnet.net>
> Opinions expressed are my own, but
> they should be everybody's.
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