[ale] Adaptec AHA1480
hne at inetnow.net
Sat Aug 18 22:21:05 EDT 2001
James Kinney wrote:
> Try a newer kernel/pcmcia-stuff combo. Also try another PC card t verify
> that the slot work OK at all.
> Yeah, I havn't seen a kernel panic since gnome 0.4b2!
> On Tue, 14 Aug 2001, KeithH wrote:
>> I'm making my first venture into the land of pcmcia on my HP Omnibook 6000. I'm
>>running RH6.2J w/ a 2.2.18 kernel. I'm wanting to backup my laptop to my DAT drive,
>>because my hard drive has started to fail (getting bad sectors). I downloaded the latest
>>pcmcia source and built it without problems.
>> The core pcmcia drivers load ok...but when I insert the Adaptec 1480 SlimSCSI Cardbus
>>card (or boot the system with the card inserted), I can see the modprobe aba1480_cb
>>happen, and then the system locks up tight. No response from the keyboard (or mouse). If
>>I remove the card at that point, the kernel panics (I haven't seen a kernel panic in a
>> Has anyone experienced anything like this? Any suggestions for a fix?
Ug, I think I've found the problem, but I'm not sure how to fix it. I'm using the latest RH build kernel and kernel source for 2.2.x, but the aic7xxx driver they have in the source is REALLY OLD (5.x.x series). The pcmcia config steals from the linux/drivers/ source to build it's modules, so it's getting old code. The 1480B seems to need at least a 6.x.x version of aic7xxx in order not to blow up. So, it seams I either have to find a newer kernel setup (kernel.org), or I have to integrate the new aic7xxx driver into the RH source (ick!).
I think I'll give kernel.org a shot first.
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