: Hi, I have been following the OS.Linux group, and I was wondering,
: has anybody done any work to write a driver for the dtc 3280 SCSI
: controller Card? Or is it compatible with something else? I want
: to get Linux, but when I looked in the FAQ it didn't show that
It should be compatible with the Adaptec 1542 drvier. I have a DTC 3292
card and the Adaptec driver works just fine for it.
Terry Evans writes:
>It should be compatible with the Adaptec 1542 drvier. I have a DTC 3292
>card and the Adaptec driver works just fine for it.
The DTC 3280A is not a bus mastering card and as far as I know does
not even faintly resemble the Adaptec 1542A,B or C. I would be
*HIGHLY* surprised if the Adaptec driver worked with it :-)
I ditched my DTC for an Adaptec long ago just so I could run Linux...
maybe I didn't need to ;-)
The DTC3280 is not a clone of the Adaptec 1542*, but rather of the
Adaptec 1522. It *is* completely different. Neither the DTC3280 nor
the Adaptec 1522 is currently supported. There is hope that they may
be at some point.
The DTC3280 is more sophisticated than the ST0x, as it can talk SCSI
to the SCSI bus without having to be told every byte. It is not as
smart as the Adapted 1542*, as you still have to copy everything.
However, it uses shared memory rather than programmed i/o, so it is a
Unfortunately, the documentation that we know about is rather vague
and contradictory on a few points, which has caused all drivers that
all of us have tried so far to hang before doing much.