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Old 07-09-2003, 04:36 AM   #31
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Reading the description of __get_free_pages, it seems like it needs contagious pages of memory. There probably isn't much chance of 2Mb free contagious memory when the system has been up for more then a week... Well, now I'll reboot and try again. :-)
 
Old 07-09-2003, 05:45 AM   #32
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After reboot, I got this:
Jul 9 12:41:54 orchid kernel: PROMISE FastTrak TX4000/376/378/S150 TX Series Linux Driver Version 1.00.0.15
Jul 9 12:41:54 orchid kernel: ft3xx: The driver doesn't support SATA 378
Jul 9 12:41:54 orchid kernel: ft3xx: No valid controller detected

Did you turn off SATA in BIOS or something? I don't have any SATA connected, I just want the P-ATA controller working...

Last edited by Mirar; 07-09-2003 at 05:47 AM.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 05:59 AM   #33
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Bios setting.

I really don't know, can't check that at the moment. But I haven't connected anything to this controller yet.

JH
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:29 PM   #34
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Yay, I had the controller set for IDE, not RAID.
With it set to RAID the module loads (well, once it hanged my computer but the other two times it worked).

Only, now it says:

Jul 9 22:19:18 orchid kernel: FastTrak initialize ...
Jul 9 22:19:19 orchid kernel: ft3xx: DEV(5) ATA CMD(c8) retry .....
...
Jul 9 22:19:27 orchid kernel: ft3xx: camATAReturn Error (5/c8/05/80/fd/00)
Jul 9 22:19:27 orchid kernel: ft3xx: SOFT_RESET(Ch3) OK
...
Jul 9 22:19:39 orchid kernel: ft3xx: DEV(6) ATA CMD(c8) retry .....
...
Jul 9 22:19:43 orchid kernel: ft3xx: camATAReturn Error (6/c8/05/80/fd/00)
Jul 9 22:19:43 orchid kernel: ft3xx: SOFT_RESET(Ch3) OK
Jul 9 22:19:44 orchid kernel: FastTrak initialize ...
Jul 9 22:19:46 orchid kernel: FastTrak initialize ...
Jul 9 22:19:48 orchid kernel: scsi1 : ft3xx


and hangs the computer for seconds while probing. That can't be too good.

Also, I can't seem to find any device to mount...

But /proc/scsi/ft3xx/1 looks good:

PROMISE FastTrak TX4000/376/378/S150 TX Series Linux Driver Version 1.00.0.15
Adapter1 - FastTrak 378
Array Drive -
5 : IC35L080AVVA07-0 IDE3/Master 82348MB IRQ(11) UDMA5 Free
6 : ST380021A IDE3/Slave 80026MB IRQ(11) UDMA5 Free
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:48 PM   #35
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First actual succes?

So, it seems that at least the driver works for some part but is not completly reliable yet. At the moment I don't have the possibilities to do some testing as well because I simply don't have the extra drives at the moment.

I have send a message to Promise asking them to release newer versions of these drivers and to consider releasing them more often in this manner. Maybe you could do the same and also send them your experience with this driver.

JH
 
Old 07-11-2003, 01:36 AM   #36
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I wrote to them earlier, but they didn't want anything to do with drivers for embedded chips. They only support their own cards (think PCI), and they didn't seem to want to have anything to do with me.

Oh, and Asus never even bothered with a reply.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 07:10 AM   #37
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Fasttrak drivers

I have also been trying the get the Fasttrak drivers to work. I emailed promise and they claim to be releasing an Open Source driver on August 15th. They sent the work in progress source to me which I have been looking at for the last three weeks.

So far I have tried compiling them on a Mandrake 9.1 SMP and a SuSE 8.2 single CPU system. Each time I get unresolved symbols.

On SuSE 8.2 I just get an unresolved symbol "schedule". It appears as if the SuSE source has had a patch applied to the default 2.4.20 source which changes the function exported in sched.h to "do_schedule". This is new since SuSE 8.0. I need to find a way to get the driver linking to this function but since this is my first dabble with kernel source I am a little lost as to how to start. I have patched, compiled and configured kernels before but that is the extent of my experience. If anyone could offer any assistance it would be appreciated. That way I could begin debugging and hopefully help out with this.

One thing I will add is that the source appears to pull in numerous headers that it appears to not need (unless I understand less that I thought).

BTW the 8.0 and 8.1 kernel modules work great for SUSE (sadly my graphics card doesn't) so I find it hard to believe it can be that hard to get it working with 8.2. Ahh blind optimism hey

Just got a new PC, itching to get a good OS on it.

BTW my FastTrak controller is a 20376 which also claims to be supported by this driver.

Cheers for any help.

Stuart
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:57 PM   #38
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I solved with this driver: http://www.antgel.co.uk/compsci/linu...ise_raid.shtml

Compiled it on my Mandrake 9.1 but cannot load it as kernel module at startup (as someone said here). Anyway doing from shell:

insmod ft3xx.o

and then:

cat /proc/scsi/ft3xx/1

i was able to see the array:

PROMISE FastTrak TX4000/376/378/S150 TX Series Linux Driver Version 1.00.0.15
Adapter1 - FastTrak 376
Array - Array[1] : 1+0 Stripe (OK)
Drive -
5 : Maxtor 6Y120L0 IDE3/Master 122941MB IRQ(11) UDMA6 Array[1]

anyway i was not able to mount the partition...
Solved it doing a:

makedev sd\*

now i have sda1 in my /dev direcotry

doing a simple:

mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/sata

i was able to access the data
 
Old 07-21-2003, 07:19 PM   #39
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OK: found the way to load it at boot

- compile the module whit these sources: http://www.antgel.co.uk/compsci/linu...ise_raid.shtml

- copy ft3xx.o in /lib/modules/your_version_here/kernel/drivers/scsi

- add these lines in /etc/modules:

scsi_mod
sd_mod
ft3xx

- reboot the system

At boot you will receive an 'unresolved symbols' when finding modules dependencies but the process will anyway give you an OK because you loaded the necessary modules in /etc/modules

Now that the system booted:

- open a shell as root and do: makedev sd\*

Now you have your sda devices in /dev, just add the necessary entries in /etc/fstab to mount partitions at boot.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 07:20 PM   #40
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Hi...I've just got a new computer and the specs are:
ASUS P4C800 Deluxe
Intel P4 2,6Ghz, 800 fsb
Corsair 512mb DDR-RAM (2x256)
WD Raptor 36,7gb SATA
WD Caviar 120gb SATA
Sappire Radeon 9500
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I think thats all the relevant.
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I've tried RedHat, Debian and Gentoo but none of the works correcly. The error messages tells me that it is something wrong with the "SATA stuff". The error message for gentoo is 'ide1 at 0x17 0-0x177,0x376 on irq 15' and comes before i've even had a chance to install it. I want to install gentoo and make everything work correcly. Please help me anyone. I need "something" to make SATA work.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 02:04 AM   #41
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I compiled gentoo 10 times and no results on an Asus P4PE, anyway for your board look here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=3
 
Old 07-23-2003, 04:06 AM   #42
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I don't understand. Will the Promise RAID thing make SATA work correcly?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:31 PM   #43
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i875 and AGP support

Hi,

I have a P4C800 motherboard + Radeon 9700Pro videocard, and my distribution is Mandrake 9.1. I was able to get AGP support by passing the following argument to the agpgart module: "agp_try_unsupported=1", i.e.:
modprobe agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1
To enable agp support at boot, I added the line "agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1" to the file /etc/modules.

Then, I installed the appropriate fireglx driver (available from http://www.schneider-digital.de/html/download_ati.html). I kept the default parameters when running fglrxconfig, except that I choose to use the external AGP GART module when asked.

Now, 3D hardware acceleration seems to work very nicely: gl gears ~ 480 fps (full screen), ~ 3000 fps (window) and Unreal Tournament 2003 demo rocks!

I hope this is useful.
A.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 01:51 PM   #44
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sata raid

I've RH 9.0.

Everything works but I'm now unable to run lilo.
It says :
Fatal: Device 0x0801: Maximum number of sectors is 63, not 194

What's wrong ????????
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:08 PM   #45
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I have the files SuSE8.2 ft3xx.o driver on my personal webserver.
I don't know if it will work with any other flavour of Linux, but SuSE8.2 is a 2.4.20 Kernel.
 
  


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