Serge Pineault (Serge.Pineault@hia.nrc.ca)
Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:53:25 -0800
I have a Jaz 2GB drive which works fine on my
laptop running Red Hat 5.2 (using ppa).
I tried mounting the drive on my other PC
running Mandrake 6.1. When I type "modprobe ppa",
the machine freezes. [I have added the line
"alias scsi_adapter ppa" in my conf.modules file].
Here is the relevant part of the /var/log/messages
Dec 19 14:36:45 24 kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,PS2]
Dec 19 14:36:45 24 kernel: parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
Dec 19 14:36:45 24 kernel: ppa: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.2.x)
Dec 19 14:36:45 24 kernel: ppa: Found device at ID 3, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
Dec 19 14:36:45 24 kernel: ppa: Found device at ID 3, Attempting to use PS/2
Dec 19 14:36:45 24 kernel: ppa: Communication established with ID 3 using PS/2
Dec 19 14:36:45 24 kernel: scsi0 : Iomega VPI0 (ppa) interface
Dec 19 14:36:45 24 kernel: scsi : 1 host.
Dec 19 14:36:46 24 kernel: Vendor: iomega Model: jaz 2GB Rev: E.17
Dec 19 14:36:46 24 kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Dec 19 14:36:46 24 kernel: Detected scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0
Dec 19 14:36:46 24 kernel: SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 3915600 [1911 MB] [1.9 GB]
Dec 19 14:36:46 24 kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
This is where the machine freezes and where I have to use the
reset button (CRL+ALT+DEL will not work). [The next entry in
the /var/log/messages file is the restart line].
I normally have a printer connected to the parallel port,
but I have checked that the lp module was not loaded
before modprobing ppa.
I have made many attempts (also trying
using insmod in place of modprobe) but got nowhere. At one point
I got an extra error from modprobe:
Dec 19 15:02:00 24 modprobe: can't locate module block-major-8
Do I need a block-major line in conf.modules? Does the printer
have to be disabled with printtool as well?
Thanks in advance,
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