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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. :-)
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
I think thats all the relevant.
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.
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.