[paranoia] SEMI-SOLVED many scsi timeout errors
david.balazic at uni-mb.si
Thu Feb 6 08:14:32 PST 2003
Jack Pistachio wrote:
> Well, after reading some of the archives, I decided to
> apply the same solution Ian did for the 686B Southbride.
> That is, I put the CDRW on the Promise controller. It
> worked... thanks to Ian for his posts. I thought that
> solution might apply only to older Via chipsets like the
> KT133, but Via's woes with CDROMs and Linux seems to
> I'm not to happy about this, seeing as how a pretty penny
> was originally spent to get the best reviewed motherboard
> and chipset available at the time. It was a couple of
> months before I could solve this problem. Also, the
> Promise controller is not where I would like my CDRW to be.
> There it can only be used in PIO modes since the CDRW
> isn't a UDMA 100/133 drive, which are the DMA modes the
> controller supports. It also take away the space for my
> RAID array. There are other reasons too, but they are more
> Now I suppose the question is: for anyone that has had
> success with the via chipset, what is your setup? Can you
> get a CDROM to rip on it? And when will there be more
> support for Via, especially in the kernel?
Did you contact your linux vendor about this problem ?
Or linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org ?
> Why, oh why do companies refuse to support the future of
> Linux when it is in their own good?
Next time buy from a linux friendly vendor :-)
> BTW, for those interested more on my setup:
> Kernel 2.2.20
> Debian Woody
> CDParanoia 9.8
> - jackp
> --- Jack Pistachio <jackpistachio at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I used to be able to rip cd's fine on my fairly new
> > system.
> > That was when I had two cdroms: a generic 40x as master
> > and HP CDWriter 8000+ as slave. I removed the generic
> > drive and gave it away. Since then when I try to rip cds
> > on the HP drive (which is the one I always used anyway
> > because it was more reliable), I get many scsi timeout
> > errors until the drive finally is reset. The kernel log
> > shows an interrupt error. I may have updated my kernel
> > since it was working but when I went back to the old
> > kernel
> > still didn't work. I can successfully rip cds with the
> > same drive and exact replica of the linux fs on an old
> > pentium.
> > Relevant system components:
> > ga7vrxp mobo w/
> > via kt333 8233a southbride
> > hp cdwriter connected to ide1 (hdc)
> > I'm using scsi emulation but as I recall, ide-cd doesn't
> > work either. Anyone have any suggestions? Is this
> > purely
> > a kernel problem (i.e. via chipset problem)?
> > - jackp
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