LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2004, 12:22 AM   #1
Freaky Dave
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Prince George BC Ca
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 15
scsi error or hardware incompatible?


the hardware: Adaptec AHA-2910A ID 7
Seagate Barracuda ST34371N (internal) ID 1

Ok heres my problem when ever I boot up with the Segate hard disk I get

(scsi0:A:0:0):Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(I get three of these)
(scsi0:A:0:1):Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(I get three of these)
(scsi0:A:0:2):Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(I get three of these)
(scsi0:A:0:3):Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(I get three of these)
(scsi0:A:0:4):Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(I get three of these)
(scsi0:A:0:5):Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(I get three of these)

and it doesnt load the drive.

This words just fine under windows and the card works fine under debian when I have only the cdrw conected.

So is this just a configuration error or does debian just not like the device?

Last edited by Freaky Dave; 07-04-2004 at 03:23 PM.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 01:10 AM   #2
Freaky Dave
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Prince George BC Ca
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Bump!

Come on guys I really need help!
 
Old 07-04-2004, 12:54 AM   #3
randyding
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 552

Rep: Reputation: 31
I'm not familiar with 2910A, Adaptec does not list this card on their web site.
Pretty sure that drive is Narrow and single ended. The only card I know of that handles single ended devices *AND* is supported by the linux kernel is the 2940, I happen to use a old 2940UW in a linux machine here. What kind of card is a 2910A?
 
Old 07-05-2004, 01:47 AM   #4
Freaky Dave
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Prince George BC Ca
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Here is the exact message I get when it runs:

SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
Red Hat/Adaptec aacraid driver, Apr 14 2002
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0b.0
scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.4
<Adaptec aic7850 SCSI adapter>
aic7850: Single Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 3/253 SCBs

(scsi0:A:0:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:0:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:0:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:1:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:1:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:1:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:2:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:2:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:2:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:3:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:3:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:3:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:4:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:4:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:4:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:5:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:5:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:5:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:6:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:6:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
(scsi0:A:6:0): Unexpected busfree while idle
SEQADDR == 0x15d
DC390: 0 adapters found
3ware Storage Controller device driver for Linux v1.02.00.016.
3w-xxxx: No cards with valid units found.
i2o_scsi.c: Version 0.0.1
chain_pool: 0 bytes @ c1279520
(512 byte buffers X 4 can_queue X 0 i2o controllers)

So is this the driver that the Kernel is using that could be giving me the problems, or does debian just not like the drive, or is it a hardware configuration problem?

Any help would be greatly thanked.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 11:29 PM   #5
randyding
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 552

Rep: Reputation: 31
I'm not really sure whats wrong since I haven't seen this problem before, but in general these are the things I'd start to check.
Since you said it works fine in windows, I'd check that you are installing the latest version of your motherboards chipset driver into linux.
Also check both windows and linux interrupt allocation, see if either one has more than 1 device using the same interrupt. Sometimes moving the card from one PCI slot to another fixes these problems.
You could go into the Adaptec SCSI-Select Bios (CTRL-A on bootup) and try diagnostics or changing the bus max speed. Some cards have options in there for changing the term-power, and whatnot.
Its hard to tell because you say its working for windows and not linux, that's whats got me stumped.
It doesn't sound like a driver problem, but don't hold me to it.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scanning new scsi hardware with RH AS3 consty Linux - Hardware 0 11-16-2005 03:21 PM
hardware scsi error inaki Linux - Hardware 2 03-24-2005 08:46 PM
Error editing /proc/scsi scsi file Thaidog Linux - Newbie 2 08-26-2004 08:19 AM
scsi error in wine (i dont have scsi) evensen Linux - Games 3 05-11-2004 03:13 PM
Getting an incompatible pointer type error... JStew Programming 4 03-06-2003 05:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:02 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration