Minor Technical Difficulties
I recently set up a debian box using the following equipment. I am
experiencing a SCSI problem which I believe to be hardware-related, but I
remember reading something about SCSI timeouts and wonder if someone can
help me. What happens is the SCSI bus is reset, then the drive shuts down.
In the meantime I get screens full of i/o error messages. Soon, the drive
starts up again, but Debian has placed the system in read-only mode, and I
have to reboot.
The other problem I have is that the system starts up in graphical
login mode, and I don't know where the switch is to turn it back to text.
The only reason I installed X at all was so I could use fetchmailconf.
Lastly, now that I have X installed, I would like to install the
driver for the S-3 Virge card. Is there a facility like APT-GET that I can
use to fetch and install the driver?
Here's a summary of my system:
P-200MMX on P5STE motherboard with 128M PC-66 DIMMs
Buslogic BT-946 PCI-based SCSI controller
HP 2.13GB #A2 SCSI drive
S-3 Virge Video Card with 2MB (per SuperProbe)
Realtek 10/100 PCI Network Adaptor
Jim Darrough, ARS KI7AY