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Old 05-16-2002, 03:38 AM   #1
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Question Installing a SCSI card?


Hi all,

I have a PC running Red Hat 7.2 (default). I've been trying to get a scanner to work on USB for a while and have just been told that I need SCSI to get this particular model to work.

I'm looking for a SCSI card now to install on my PC. My question is - how do I get Linux to recognise the new SCSI hardware?
I'm not very well-versed with this, so please be gentle with me!

Thanks in advance.

Artie
 
Old 05-16-2002, 09:56 AM   #2
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if your kernel was compiled with SCSI support, then you just need to turn kudzu at startup, it should recognize your SCSI adapter, but I am a little puzzled about how do you expect your USB scanner work through your SCSI card? I think the ideal solution would be turning on scsi emmulation, but again there is a long chain must be established between interfaces (there is no single usb-scsi emmulation), so the most ideal solution would be to ditch your USB scanner and get one SCSI, sorry to turning it onto you, but the USB support in linux is far from reliable. Read on the following article http://www1.jump.net/~dnelson/linux/usb/
 
Old 05-16-2002, 10:38 AM   #3
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Hiya

Thanks for the response. Actually my new scanner has SCSI support as well so there's no problem using it with either SCSI or USB!

I'm not sure if the default Red Hat 7.2 installation actually compiles SCSI support into the kernel. If anyone knows, please let me know!

Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2002, 11:21 AM   #4
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Try as root from console
/sbin/modprobe sg
I'll get more details when I'll get home from work. But it should do the trick.
I believe default RH setup turn kudzu on during system startup, if it's not
/usr/sbin/setup
go to services and mark kudzu, so if it was
<>kudzu it'd turn into
<*>kudzu
but if it was selected before then there is no need for change. After reboot kudzu will pick up your scsi card (if there are drivers available of course)

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