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Re: [linux-tr] 2.2.1 + turbo ISA
Ok here's the deal, Linux warn about using non-intel motherboards. An Intel
motherboard will have some chips on the board labelled as such. If you don't
see "Intel" on some of the bigger chips, then it's not an Intel motherboard.
Some of the "crappier" boards that have VGA built-in, steal main memory for
their use, resulting in weird and wonderful problems that can only be solved by
placing oneself in an asylum. Otherwise, disable the built-in VGA and install a
brand VGA card (doesn't have to be expensive either.) Hardware incompatibility
problems arise more often than people might think, especially when hardware is
now becoming so "smart."
George Sohos wrote:
> I don't know what you mean by intel motherboard, but the CPU is a PII 233.
> The only other card in the machine is an ATI PCI card. I am thinking of
> hanging the box off another machine (that already talks to the net) using an
> ethernet card and turn arp proxy on on the routing machine. I was trying to
> avoid this but if there is no hope, I will probably do it!
> Now that I think about it, there is something else peculiar about this box.
> There is a built-in VGA card (ATI) on the motherboard that I do not use, but
> I cannot see how the motherboard could possibly have anything to do with
> this. Then again, what do I know!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Chris
> > Piechowicz
> > Sent: Monday, March 01, 1999 1:08 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: [linux-tr] 2.2.1 + turbo ISA
> > Hope you're running on a intel motherboard and cpu; others realy
> > stink. I was
> > installing a true blue token ring card for my first time on a non-intel
> > motherboard....it installed, went to client to hook-up machine
> > and voila "Kernel
> > Panic"....all efforts to fix and find bug through logs etc went nowhere.
> > Stripped machine off all parts except (already swapped) vga adapter and
> > motherboard, and still getting "panic." Changed motherboard and
> > came up like a
> > dream.
> > George Sohos wrote:
> > > Hello there!
> > >
> > > I am trying to bring up a turbo tokenring card with no success.
> > As soon as I
> > > load the module, I get an unrecoverable error rc=0x0059 (if i remember
> > > correctly. It may not be hex), and soon thereafter the kernel
> > panics. I have
> > > tried setting it in both ISA16, ISA16+LEGACY, AUTO16 with no
> > success. The
> > > card also fails to initialize with 2.0.34 in AUTO16 mode. I
> > have not tried
> > > ISA16 yet. Has anyone managed to make this card work with any kernel? If
> > > yes, what card settings, and what kernel version?
> > >
> > > I also get the same unrecoverable error with an older ISA AUTO
> > 16/4 adapter
> > > which gets recognized as Short (if memory serves). The only way
> > I can hook
> > > up to the ring is running the old card with a 2.0.x kernel, and
> > then I still
> > > get bombarded with some diagnostic (and I presume harmless)
> > messages. I was
> > > hoping to use the newer SMP support, but it seems that I have
> > to wait for a
> > > while.
> > >
> > > Is there any way I could take a snapshot of the system when it
> > dies and post
> > > it for clueful people to take a look?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > >
> > > George
> > > email@example.com
fn: Chris Piechowicz
org: Project X