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On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 12:29:37PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> Hi folks.
> 1) The on-board Ethernet is not being detected by the kernel.  This would
> appear to be because someone assumed that the entire Quadra line used the
> SONIC Ethernet controller, but according to several resources on the web,
> such as <http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n16852>, the Quadra
> AV's actually use the MACE controller (just like the PowerMac 7200; I know
> that the Linux MACE driver works on that machine).  Is there a kernel
> command line option I can give (e.g., "eth0=mace" or something like that?)
> to rectify this, or is the MACE driver even built for the 68k kernel?
I can at least compile it in in 2.2.19... Maybe you need to upgrade your

> 2) I am getting *really* hard machine lockups during heavy disk access
> (such as, say, a dpkg --unpack of every package auto-selected by dselect).
> There doesn't seem to be Magic SysRq support in the stock kernel.  I have
> to take the machine down with the power switch, and both times this has
> happened, the filesystem has been so f*cked that I had to fsck it manually.
> I do realize that these boxes are slow, however, after the second apparent
> lockup (dpkg --unpack mutt), I let the box sit for several hours just in
> case it was busy thinking about the operation.  No go.  It really was
> locked.
If you mac uses the mac53c9x driver for scsi you want to might want to
add mac53c9x=1,0 (1 scsi bus) or mac53c9x=2,0 (2 scsi busses) to your
boot command. The second does make my machine pretty stable (Quadra

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