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On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 07:38:46PM +0200, Alain Schroeder wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 12:29:37PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > 1) The on-board Ethernet is not being detected by the kernel.  This would
> > 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
> kernel?

Perhaps.  I'll give the sourceforge 2.2.19-20010410 kernel a shot tonight.

> > 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
> 950).

I only have one SCSI bus.  What exactly is this argument going to do that
isn't the default behavior?

G. Branden Robinson             |    Reality is what refuses to go away when
Debian GNU/Linux                |    I stop believing in it.
branden@debian.org              |    -- Philip K. Dick
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