Adaptec AIC-7895 support

Adaptec AIC-7895 support

Post by Jason Coposk » Tue, 09 Jun 1998 04:00:00



has anyone sucessfully configured linux to work with a AIC-7895
chipset.  im looking at purchasing a Tyan Thunder-100 MoBo and i would
like to verify linux support for all the onboard features.

also, any news on the Creative Vibra16XV?

thanx.

~J

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Adaptec AIC-7895 support

Post by Edward Siewic » Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:00:00



> has anyone sucessfully configured linux to work with a AIC-7895
> chipset.  im looking at purchasing a Tyan Thunder-100 MoBo and i would
> like to verify linux support for all the onboard features.

We received an Apsen Systems <http://www.veryComputer.com/> machine last week with
the onboard AIC-7895 chipset.  They added an IntraServer
<www.intraserver.com> SCSI adapter because the AIC-7895 isn't supported
under Linux at this time.

I've recently seen posts in this newsgroup about Adaptec turning 180 degrees
on its policy toward providing hardware specifics.  Perhaps the AIC-7895
will be supported eventually?

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Adaptec AIC-7895 support

Post by Rob Kom » Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:00:00



: > has anyone sucessfully configured linux to work with a AIC-7895
: > chipset.  im looking at purchasing a Tyan Thunder-100 MoBo and i would
: > like to verify linux support for all the onboard features.
:
: We received an Apsen Systems <http://www.aspsys.com> machine last week with
: the onboard AIC-7895 chipset.  They added an IntraServer
: <www.intraserver.com> SCSI adapter because the AIC-7895 isn't supported
: under Linux at this time.
:
: I've recently seen posts in this newsgroup about Adaptec turning 180 degrees
: on its policy toward providing hardware specifics.  Perhaps the AIC-7895
: will be supported eventually?

Hi,
it's supported in the 2.0.34 kernel, and there are patches for the
2.0.33 kernel at ftp.dialnet.net:/pub/linux/aic7xxx.  The problem
is finding a boot kernel with this support built into it.  If you
have some IDE drives, or can borrow a supported SCSI card for a
while, then you can build your own kernel for the AIC-7895 after
doing an iniitial installation of the system.  Otherwise, you're
out of luck unless someone is willing to custom build you an
installation boot floppy for your machine.

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Adaptec AIC-7895 support

Post by Stephen Moor » Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:00:00



> has anyone sucessfully configured linux to work with a AIC-7895
> chipset.  im looking at purchasing a Tyan Thunder-100 MoBo and i would
> like to verify linux support for all the onboard features.

> also, any news on the Creative Vibra16XV?

> thanx.

> ~J

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  Yep, Linux 2.0.34 works out of the box, I initially installed to a ide,
compiled a new kernel and the off I went
 
 
 

Adaptec AIC-7895 support

Post by Konstantinos Agour » Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:00:00




>> has anyone sucessfully configured linux to work with a AIC-7895
>> chipset.  im looking at purchasing a Tyan Thunder-100 MoBo and i would
>> like to verify linux support for all the onboard features.
>We received an Apsen Systems <http://www.aspsys.com> machine last week with
>the onboard AIC-7895 chipset.  They added an IntraServer
><www.intraserver.com> SCSI adapter because the AIC-7895 isn't supported
>under Linux at this time.
>I've recently seen posts in this newsgroup about Adaptec turning 180 degrees
>on its policy toward providing hardware specifics.  Perhaps the AIC-7895
>will be supported eventually?

Did you check out ftp.dialnet.net? I think the current release of the AIC7xxx
driver does support it. At least aic7xxx.c in the kernel looks like it.

Konstantin
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Adaptec AIC-7895 support

Post by Chris Cantwel » Thu, 18 Jun 1998 04:00:00


I have heard that the Adaptec 78xx chip works but is not supported under
Redhat 5.x - I assume that means a third party driver.

Chris Cantwell


>has anyone sucessfully configured linux to work with a AIC-7895
>chipset.  im looking at purchasing a Tyan Thunder-100 MoBo and i would
>like to verify linux support for all the onboard features.

>also, any news on the Creative Vibra16XV?

>thanx.

>~J

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Adaptec AIC-7895 support

Post by Edward Siewic » Fri, 19 Jun 1998 04:00:00


<RANT>
There are a lot of pieces of hardware RH doesn't "support."  But that's
just a way to weed you from any support calls to RH for the price you paid
for their CD.
</RANT>

The 7895 chip set is apparently supported in 2.0.34.  I'll know the
truth a bit more personally tomorrow....  As to the original question
about "Tyan Thunder-100 MoBo," from 2.0.34 kernel
/usr/src/linux/drivers/scsi/README.aic7xxx:

    "aic7xxx=7895_irq_hack:x" - This option enables some work around code
        to fix a bug in the Tyan Thunder II motherboard BIOS.  The BIOS
        incorrectly sets the IRQs on the two channels of the 7895 to two
        different values even though the motherboard hardware doesn't
        support this mode of operation.  The valid values for x are: 0 to
        force both channels to use the IRQ assigned to Channel A, 1 to force
        both channels to use the IRQ assigned to Channel B, and -1 will
        disable this horrible abomination of a hack.  The default is
        disabled (-1).


> I have heard that the Adaptec 78xx chip works but is not supported under
> Redhat 5.x - I assume that means a third party driver.
> Chris Cantwell


>>has anyone sucessfully configured linux to work with a AIC-7895
>>chipset.  im looking at purchasing a Tyan Thunder-100 MoBo and i would
>>like to verify linux support for all the onboard features.

Edward Siewick
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Adaptec AIC-7895 support

Post by Bj?rn T Johanse » Sat, 20 Jun 1998 04:00:00


What about AIC-7890?

Regards,

BTJ


> <RANT>
> There are a lot of pieces of hardware RH doesn't "support."  But that's
> just a way to weed you from any support calls to RH for the price you paid
> for their CD.
> </RANT>

> The 7895 chip set is apparently supported in 2.0.34.  I'll know the
> truth a bit more personally tomorrow....  As to the original question
> about "Tyan Thunder-100 MoBo," from 2.0.34 kernel
> /usr/src/linux/drivers/scsi/README.aic7xxx:

>     "aic7xxx=7895_irq_hack:x" - This option enables some work around code
>         to fix a bug in the Tyan Thunder II motherboard BIOS.  The BIOS
>         incorrectly sets the IRQs on the two channels of the 7895 to two
>         different values even though the motherboard hardware doesn't
>         support this mode of operation.  The valid values for x are: 0 to
>         force both channels to use the IRQ assigned to Channel A, 1 to force
>         both channels to use the IRQ assigned to Channel B, and -1 will
>         disable this horrible abomination of a hack.  The default is
>         disabled (-1).


> > I have heard that the Adaptec 78xx chip works but is not supported under
> > Redhat 5.x - I assume that means a third party driver.

> > Chris Cantwell


> >>has anyone sucessfully configured linux to work with a AIC-7895
> >>chipset.  im looking at purchasing a Tyan Thunder-100 MoBo and i would
> >>like to verify linux support for all the onboard features.

> Edward Siewick
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1. Adaptec AIC-7895 support???

    I have a Tyan Thunder II Motherboard that has an onboard Adaptec
AIC-7895 SCSI controller... I can't find any Linux drivers that support this
card.  the drivers for the 7800s etc... don't work, so I think I'm just
S.O.L. , but I'd be really happy if someone could prove differently. :)

    Thanks for your time,

    Jon Stelly

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