Problem detecting an Adaptec aha-1510 under Linux 2.4.16

Problem detecting an Adaptec aha-1510 under Linux 2.4.16

Post by Charles Nadea » Thu, 11 Jul 2002 17:41:17



All,

I am trying to make an old Adaptec AHA-1510 SCSI card work on one of my
Linux box (kernel 2.4.16).

In my lilo.conf file, I added the following line to detect my card (as
specified in
http://archive.lug.boulder.co.us/bymonth/1998.01/msg00122.html. Further
details about the parameters are given at
http://archive.lug.boulder.co.us/bymonth/1998.01/msg00125.html):
    append="aha152x=0x340,9,7,1"
I've set the IRQ to be equal to 9, through the jumper on the card (as
per http://www.adaptec.com/pdfs/installation_guides/aha1510_ig.pdf),
because the standard setting (11) was conflicting with the IRQ used by
my network card (eepro100).

However this setting doesn't seem to do the trick. After a little search
on the internet, this was confirmed by this message:
http://www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/58/1999/8/0/2586369.
The card can't be taken in charge by lilo since about 2.3.14. The
initialization has to be done from the prompt or from /etc/rc.d/rc.local

I then removed the append line from lilo.conf, rebooted and typed at the
prompt:
    modprobe aha152x aha152x=0x340,9,7,1
I got this error message:
    /lib/modules/2.4.16-mosix/kernel/drivers/scsi/aha152x.o:
init_module: No such device
    Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
    /lib/modules/2.4.16-mosix/kernel/drivers/scsi/aha152x.o: insmod
/lib/modules/2.4.16-mosix/kernel/drivers/scsi/aha152x.o failed
    /lib/modules/2.4.16-mosix/kernel/drivers/scsi/aha152x.o: insmod
aha152x failed

I know the IRQ setting (9) is OK. This is my /proc/interrupts file:
           CPU0
  0:     380631          XT-PIC  timer
  1:       1440          XT-PIC  keyboard
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  5:       8641          XT-PIC  soundblaster
  8:          1          XT-PIC  rtc
 10:          0          XT-PIC  usb-uhci
 11:      45146          XT-PIC  eth0
 12:       9139          XT-PIC  PS/2 Mouse
 14:      13142          XT-PIC  ide0
 15:         20          XT-PIC  ide1
NMI:          0
ERR:          0

I also know my IO is OK (0x340) too because it doesn't conflict with
anything else. Here is the relevant part of my my /proc/ioports file:

02f8-02ff : serial(auto)
0330-0333 : MPU-401 UART
0376-0376 : ide1
03c0-03df : vga+
03f6-03f6 : ide0
03f8-03ff : serial(auto)
0a79-0a79 : isapnp write

Could somebody tell me what else I can try and if I did something
stupid? Many thanks!

Charles

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Problem detecting an Adaptec aha-1510 under Linux 2.4.16

Post by Rob Tur » Thu, 11 Jul 2002 22:53:09



Quote:> All,

> I am trying to make an old Adaptec AHA-1510 SCSI card work on one of my
> Linux box (kernel 2.4.16).

> I've set the IRQ to be equal to 9, through the jumper on the card (as
> per http://www.adaptec.com/pdfs/installation_guides/aha1510_ig.pdf),
> because the standard setting (11) was conflicting with the IRQ used by
> my network card (eepro100).

You may want to use your BIOS to reserve IRQ 11 for ISA boards. This should
make your network card move to a different IRQ, freeing up the default for
your AHA 1510.

Rob

 
 
 

Problem detecting an Adaptec aha-1510 under Linux 2.4.16

Post by Charles Nade » Sat, 20 Jul 2002 14:23:24





> > All,

> > I am trying to make an old Adaptec AHA-1510 SCSI card work on one of my
> > Linux box (kernel 2.4.16).

> > I've set the IRQ to be equal to 9, through the jumper on the card (as
> > per http://www.adaptec.com/pdfs/installation_guides/aha1510_ig.pdf),
> > because the standard setting (11) was conflicting with the IRQ used by
> > my network card (eepro100).

> You may want to use your BIOS to reserve IRQ 11 for ISA boards. This should
> make your network card move to a different IRQ, freeing up the default for
> your AHA 1510.

Rob,

First, sorry for the late reply.
I tried your trick and it didn't work as the BIOS of this machine (HP
Vectra XA) is faily old. Thanks anyway!

Charles

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