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> Hello All,
> I have a couple of questions regarding 2.6 kernels for Alpha
> and also gcc-3.4.4-r1
> I have an AS 2000 4/233 running on Gentoo, 2.4.30 SMP-kernel.
> Things work fine except I cannot use all the hardware (DAC960).
> any case, I was trying to move to 2.6 series kernel (vanilla
> sources 184.108.40.206 as picked up by portage)
Under the 2.4 kernel there is a simple fix for the DAC960. The OEM version of
the DAC960 (Called a SWXCR) from DEC used a slightly different firmware
release. The standard linux DAC960 driver doesn't recognize these firmware
revisions as valid and hangs.
A simple patch of the DAC960 driver corrects this problem. I've submitted it as
a bug in the 2.4 gentoo kernels in the past and it has been patched for the
liveCD. The 2.6 kernel revision of this driver didn't have this problem.
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