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Old 03-19-2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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Advansys SCSI Host Adapter driver


I have some trouble on put my SCSI Host Adapter Advansys ABP940-U to work on Suse 10.0 system. On Red Hat 7.3 was working fine. This SCSI Host adapter is to use with Sun DAT tape Drive DDS3.

Here are some infos:

linux:/dev # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 430VX - 82437VX TVX [Triton VX] (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] (rev 01)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
00:08.0 SCSI storage controller: Advanced System Products, Inc ABP940-U / ABP960-U (rev 03)00:09.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems TGUI 9440 (rev e3)
00:0a.0 Communication controller: Tiger Jet Network Inc. Tiger3XX Modem/ISDN interface
00:0b.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
00:0b.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 63)
linux:/dev #

It seems that the driver is missing on the system.

1) Where can I find the original driver of this manufactor ? The homepage recommended it is not working !

2) Is there any how-to procedure in put this card working ?

Thanks in advance ....

Old 03-19-2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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Is the module loaded? type command lsmod to list modules. Look for advansys.
If not there load it with command ' modprobe advansys ' as load ' modprobe sd_mod '
If you get a FATAL: Module advansys not found then you need to compile it for the kernel.

You will need a copy of your current running kernel source to compile it. In the 2.6 kernels the advansys is no longer in the .config that is created when you run make xconfig. You will need to edit the .config and add this line under the SCSI low-level drivers section.
and also make sure you have this under the Scsi support section

It would be best to downlaod the latest kernel from and compile from that one. Again you will need to manual edit your .config file since the xconfig tool does not have the advansys in the list. Not for sure of the reason.

Extract kernel to /usr/src
ln -s linux-2.6.15.* linux
make oldconfig may need to run ' make menuconfig '
make xconfig ( modify if needed ) other choices ' make config ' and ' make gconfig '. Make sure you save it then exit.
edit the saved .config file to add advansys option
make modules_install
make install


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