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Re: SMP-DS20 (DP264) beginner problems



On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 10:31:37PM +0100, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 19:28 +0100, Falko Schmidt wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 01:35:19PM +0100, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 02:31 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > > On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 11:05:15AM +0100, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
> > > > > I installed Debian/Sarge + Updates on a SMP-DS20 (DP264).
> > > > > The problems encountered:
> > > > > - The 2.6.8 (IIRC) Kernel-Packages don't work - especially the SCSI
> > > > >   drivers couldn't be loaded so the (only) disk is not found.
> > > > >   With the 2.4 (don't remember the exact version) SMP version,
> > > > >   everything works fine.

> > > > What SCSI controller is this?

> > > ----  snip  ----
> > > Chip sym53c875, device id 0xf, revision id 0x4
> > > On PCI bus 1, device 4, function 0, IRQ 23
> > > Min. period factor 12, Wide SCSI BUS
> > > Max. started commands 1022, max. commands per LUN 64
> > > ----  snip  ----

> > > It's an ordinary PCI-Card since I've been told that the two onboard
> > > controllers are known dead/defunct/b0rken.

> > I'm using a 53c895 and it works just fine if I choose
> > CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_2. Tested with 2.6.8.1 and above. I've had
> > problems with the old driver (I guess it was CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX) but
> > always about 'wrong' detection of bus speeds, e.g. Fast-20 instead of
> > Fast-40 and LVD instead of SE.
> > Are you sure it's a driver issue? Maybe the 2.4 driver was just more
> > tolerant towards faulty termination and cabling.

> Sorry, if I wasn't clear about the problem: The modprobe fails due to
> some unresolved symbols or something similar (sorry, I have the machine
> not here so I cannot boot and write down the exact missing symbols,
> drivers name, etc. ATM).
> Therefore the driver as such could not be loaded.

> If I have to guess then I would guess that the kernel package
> (Debian-Sarge-current) wasn't correctly build (for whatever reason). But
> I know next to nothing about Debian and Debian packages/packaging .....

Ah.  In that case, could you give us the exact version of the kernel image
package you have installed, and the error message you get trying to load
this module?

-- 
Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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