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Re: Which SCSI module to switch to?



On 6/4/05, Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-06-04 at 11:14 -0400, neidorff wrote:
> > On 6/4/05, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:
> > > On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 10:27:20AM -0400, neidorff wrote:
> > > > I've been using a Buslogic SCSI controller for years.  It is now
> > > > starting to flake out (random SCSI errors) and I have gotten an
> > > > Adaptec AHA2940U2B/18M to replace it.  The adaptec chip says
> > > > AIC-7890AB on it.  I'm using FC3 fully patched up.  Which kernel
> > > > module should I be loading to support this controller?
> > >
> > > aic7xxx should do it.
> > >
> >
> > Thanks.  I know I should have put this in with my original
> > question....but.... where do I put the aic7xxx line?  The closest
> > thing that I found in /etc was in modeprobe.conf which now looks like
> > this:
> 
> That's "modprobe.conf", not "modeprobe.conf"...
> 
> > alias eth0 3c59x
> > alias eth1 tulip
> > alias scsi_hostadapter BusLogic
> > alias snd-card-0 snd-cmipci
> > options snd-card-0 index=0
> > install snd-cmipci /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-cmipci &&
> > /usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
> > remove snd-cmipci { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; };
> > /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-cmipci
> > alias usb-controller uhci-hcd
> >
> > Do I change BusLogic in the "alias scsi_hostadapter"  line to
> > "Adaptec"?  Does that trigger picking up the right module?  Or do I
> > change it to "aic7xxx"?
> 
> That would be "aic7xxx". But you could first try out this module to make
> sure it's the right one, by just running "/sbin/modprobe aic7xxx" (as
> root of course). This should cause appropriate messages
> in /var/log/messages to appear regarding the detection of your card and
> some of the devices attached to it, and possibly also device entries
> in /dev.
> 
> Paul.

Well, when I replace the buslogic card with the adaptec card, I still
get a kernel panic even after editing modprobe.conf ! It sill loads
the buslogic module.  Now I really don't know where the system is
picking this up from.  This happens before the "Interactive startup"
section of booting.  Will someone please tell me how I can get out of
this mess?

Thanks,

Mark


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