Texel CD ROM drives are utter pieces of crap, riddled with firmwareQuote:> Future Domain TMC-950 SCSI-2 Controller (BIOS v8.2)
> Texcel DM-3024 internal SCSI CD-ROM drive
>Over the past 18 months I have installed various flavours of Linux and each
>installation exhibits the exact same problem with the CD-ROM drive. I can access the
>drive for a while, but eventually it will time-out with various error messages and
>will not be accessible from then onwards until the system is re-booted.
bugs (example: problems disconnecting and reselecting in a muli-target
environment) and technically legal sillyness (example: extremely long
handshake sequences which allow the watchdog timer on boards like yours
The chip used on Future Domain 8xx/9xx series SCSI boards and the
Seagate ST01/ST02 suffers from serious design flaws, such as a watchdog
timer that doesn't tell you when it's fired. Needless to say, the software
workarrounds for this are gross, and not fully reliable (you could try
adjusting SLOW_RATE, although there is a chicken-and-egg problem.)
Combine the two, and you have a _real_ problem.
Marginally.Quote:>As far as I can ascertain, both my controller and CD-ROM drive are supported
Good idea.Quote:>Basically I'm ready to throw it in the bin (after jumping up and down on
>it until it's in _really_ little pieces) and buy an IDE drive.
Bad hardware with software workarrounds that aren't working in yourQuote:>Help!!! Anyone out there who has any idea what's wrong with my setup?
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