[lug] SCSI issues

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Tue Jul 31 10:40:53 MDT 2001

Chad Wasinger wrote:
> I tried to install RH7.1 on an older compaq Pentium pro 150 which I have RH
> 6.0 running and it cannot find my onboard SCSI controller. Is this getting
> to be like Microsoft? phasing out older hardware support!?

Not likely. I suspect it is due to the strange bios of compaq. Have you
attempted to find a setting for "operating system is NOT plug-n-play
aware" (or named similar)? When set to "not aware", the bios attempts to
initialize pci hardware; only when it is initialized will simple
detection work. If the bios doesn't do it, then the o/s or some
application must do it instead.

To gather more information, check the output of:
lspci -v
(or lspci -vv, or lspci -vvv)

And view the contents of:

Be careful to note if both address and IRQ are assigned.

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chad Wasinger" <cswasinger at qwest.net>
> To: <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 7:54 AM
> Subject: X windows not starting
> > I have installed a fresh load of RH 7.1 and it cannot start x windows, it
> > boots to the login prompt and then the screen flashes. After a few minutes
> > of flahing it gives an error that " x ????????? suspended for 5 minutes,
> > trying to start to fast" I don't remember the exact error. Has anyone
> heard
> > of this?
> >
> > Chad
> >
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