I had a similar problem with a Tekram 395UW scsi.
the RH drivers from Tekram wouldnt work.
Neither would those for Mandrake 7. or Debian 2.2
or Corel delux, or Slack 7.1...
has a buncha earlier
distros for under 5$, each, and I ordered some,
and finally, Suse 6.4 worked.
Found the scsi card, had that model listed, ran
and installed. Also, found my HP 630C which I
had for a windoz drive, and ran that. And while
Mdk 7.0 and RH 7.2 gave me distorted video on
this NEC, Suse had the driver for the xv17+ and
ran that perfectly as well.
I do have a problem with email on it; every time
I click to get private email, it shuts down Opera
or Netscape, although the latter lets me get and
post on USENET.
But that might not be a bad idea. If I havta use
the corel ide for personal email, no way is any
sabotage software gonna mess with the scsi drive
it cannot even see.