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I have Slackware 10.1 with a compaq SCSI-controller recognized as "Unknown mass storage controller: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart-2/P RAID Controller", and an attached DDS2 tape drive. The latter, however, is not recognized. /proc/scsi/scsi shows no attached devices and neither /dev/tape nor /dev/st0 exist. I'm rather new to this whole SCSI thing so I'd apprieciate any help you can give me.
*edit* I'm using kernel 126.96.36.199, and the tape drive has a "TERMINATOR ON" jumper, which is on.
Last edited by freelancer42; 12-26-2006 at 06:46 AM.
I wouldn't know about kernel options, since I don't really know what I'm looking for. When searching in menuconfig for "tape" I found "SCSI tape drive support for Smart Array 5xxx", and that's enabled. The only relevant part of the dmesg output is this:
Compaq SMART2 Driver (v 2.6.0)
cpqarray: Device 0xae10 has been found at bus 2 dev 0 func 0
cpqarray: Finding drives on ida0 (SMART-2SL)
It doesn't seem to find any device attached to the controller
I assume that your tape will be attached through scsi,
something like below should show up somewhere in lshw. (I am using 2.6.15, I think 2.6.16 is same. I heard that 2.6.18 is not, although it may be incorrect)
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@1
logical name: scsi1
configuration: driver=whatever <- this will be something else
So that, problem is most likely at either scsi support, or cpqarray. As your USB stick goes well, scsi is likely to be okey...
I just checked sourceforge, and cpqarray is a kind of old...
Anyway, check these two...