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Old 12-25-2007, 03:17 AM   #1
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Unhappy huge26.s hanging on boot!


I have a problem I hope someone can give advice on. I installed Slackware 11 using huge26.s onto a Toshiba P200. It booted fine but, of course, with no updated modules loaded there was no Alsa or tablet mouse. On loading the modules and re-booting, the machine hangs on the line -
cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x80f:
This is the third of six such port probes carried out on a normal boot with huge26 or test26.s. (I have an identical system running test26.s without problems on an older Toshiba laptop).
My quick and dirty fix has been to remove the modules.dep file from /lib/modules/2.6.17.13 with a shell script every time I boot (because the file re-appears). This works and I have a working tablet mouse and Alsa.
But I suppose I'm a bit of a purist and would like to find a way of getting modules.dep to work - without the offending line - because it presumably has many useful functions to carry out.
Any ideas which would avoid me having to use trial and error by commenting out the file line by line until I find the offending line/lines?
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:18 AM   #2
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It happens a lot on laptops that the 'pcmcia-cs' driver hangs when probing ports, the driver handles PCMCIA. Thus, the way to solve it is edit '/etc/pcmcia/config.opts', you should see a line like this:

Code:
# These are the official ports to use from pcmcia-cs:
#include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x800-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
# However, ports 0x810-0x81f hurt on some DELL machines and
# ports 0x3b0-0x3df hurt on some FSC machines, so we use this port
# list instead:
include port 0x100-0x3af, port 0x3e0-0x4ff, port 0x800-0x80f, port 0x820-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
These are the ports to be probed, it seems to be hanging for you on 'port 0x800-0x80f' so change it to this:

Code:
include port 0x100-0x3af, port 0x3e0-0x4ff, port 0x820-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
You can do this from a live CD or the Slackware install CD, etc.
 
Old 12-27-2007, 12:18 PM   #3
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Smile huge26.s hangs on boot

Many, many thanks H TeXMex H. Your fix has solved my problem.
Thig iad or gu farsuim fial
(A Gaelic saying - they shall speak of you everywhere and liberally).
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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