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Re: DMA problem

On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 06:26:25AM +0200, Adam Podstawczynski wrote:
> Hi, I have not followed your previous discussion, but can't you simply
> mv /lib/modules/your-kernel-name/kernel/drivers/ide/offending-module.ko 
> /any/backup/directory

Well that won't remove if from the initrd.  You wold have to regenerate
the initrd afterwards.

The real problem appears to be that the SiS driver _does_ load, but
exits with an error, after which the ide-generic driver loads and
succeeds at running the ide controller.  So the real problem is figuring
out why the SiS driver dies on this system.

> This will definitely prevent the offending module from loading at 
> startup. This is probably not a Debian way, nor any recommended way of 
> removing a module, but it will help you isolate the problem. Providing 
> that you have a startup disk or CD, or another working kernel (with a 
> different number) at hand so that you can move the module back into its 
> directory, if anything goes wrong.

The error from dmesg is this one:

SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
SIS_IDE: probe of 0000:00:02.5 failed with error -1 <-- What is that?
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: ST3120022A, ATA DISK drive

So if anyone has seen that before or has suggestions (maybe bad BIOS
setting) I am sure the owner of the system would love to hear about it.

Len Sorensen

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