> From: geerten kuiper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: 3.0.3 on Durango: some problems
> Date: donderdag 14 november 1996 11:50
> Yesterday I finally put together my new hardware, and installed RedHat
> (using a PC164 kernel from 4.0, and apropriately new MILO/LinLoad: thanks
> Wolfgang Dreyer). Only problem during install was, I had to do mke2fs
> the second VC by hand.
> So now I've got it running, but some problems/oddities are remaining.
> - the firmware clock had not updated the date this morning. Time seems to
> OK though.
> - MILO complains about not detecting the NVRAM. (I do not know if this is
> - Mouse: Firmware sees a serial mouse on COM2, which is correct. Kernel
> claims it sees a PS/2 mouse, which is not correct. In the XF86Config I
> up the serial mouse, but it doesn't work: when I move it the pointer
> in place for a while (many seconds, maybe a minute) then suddenly jumps
> new position. I have tried replacing the mouse, but to no avail.
> - Ethernet: I have an ACCTON NE2000-clone in one of the ISA slots, and
> kernel should see it as "eth0: NE2000 found at 0x300, using IRQ 5." It
> but only occasionally (one time out of five or worse) The other times it
> says "NE*000 ethercard probe at 0x300: failed to detect IRQ line."
> I have two of those cards, both work fine in the Pentium, both fail in
> Alpha, so I guess there's nothing wrong with the card itself.
> - There are some other things that work sometimes, but more often do not:
> Ctrl-Alt-Del or "shutdown -r now" may cycle through MILO and reboot, but
> usually hangs.
> "date" may show the right date, but usually does not. (even after setting
> CLOCKMODE="ARC") (it is consistent from boot to shutdown.)
> - Doing "time" will get the Elapsed time wrong. (I believe this one has
> on the list before.)
> As some of these problems seem to be related to interrupts, I checked
> It shows
> 1: keyboard
> 5: NE2000 (only when the card was detected during boot)
> 19: 53c8xx
> no serial, parallel ports, no floppy (floppy seems to work fine though)
> /proc/pci shows:
> PCI devices found:
> Bus 0, device 11, function 0:
> IDE interface: CMD 646 (rev 1).
> Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. IRQ 21. Master
> Latency=32. Min Gnt=2.Max Lat=4.
> I/O at 0xb000.
> Bus 0, device 9, function 0:
> SCSI storage controller: NCR 53c810 (rev 17).
> Medium devsel. IRQ 19. Master Capable. Latency=32. Min
> I/O at 0xb400.
> Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x1000000.
> Bus 0, device 8, function 0:
> Non-VGA device: Intel 82378IB (rev 67).
> Medium devsel. Master Capable. No bursts.
> Bus 0, device 5, function 0:
> VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. Trio32/Trio64 (rev 84).
> Medium devsel. IRQ 18.
> Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xc000000.
> What's the funny device 8
> Help on any of these things would be appreciated.
> Geerten Kuiper | "It is customary to append a signature or
> Corn. Houtmanstraat 113 | .sig to a mail message, usually containing
> 2593 RG Den Haag | information on the author, along with a
> Nederland | joke or a motto."
> | Olaf Kirch
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