I thought comments should be posted at the top of the rply so users
don't have to scroll thru' endless postings to reach the necessary
Also, No, I cannot ping this machine when it locks-up. I tried this
I will build kernels with both kinds of board to see which works.
On Mon, 2005-12-12 at 04:57 -0700, Duncan wrote:
> Gavin Seddon posted <1134381056.10949.3.camel@linuxstation
> below, on Mon, 12 Dec 2005 09:50:56 +0000:
> > Is there a way of determining the board type, other than opening the box
> > and removing the card. I don't have it's original box.
> > Thanks.
> > On Sun, 2005-12-11 at 07:39 -0600, Brett Johnson wrote:
> >> >
> >> What model initio board do you have? There are two
> >> different initio drivers, and the one called "initio" is for the 9100
> >> series chipset. It's possible loading the wrong chipset could lock up
> >> the pc, or at least the console. When the console locks up, I like to go
> >> to a different terminal (pc) and see if I can ping the frozen pc. If so,
> >> then try to ssh in (assuming ssh is running) and see if I can shut it
> >> down remotely.
> Annoying very.
> Q: Top posting is...?
> (Of course, note that you should trim quotes to the context to which you
> are replying as well, which top-quoting, as opposed to top-posting,
> encourages. If you would have trimmed what you were quoting to the
> above, sufficient to establish context, then I would not have needed to do
> it for you, here, and the context would have been sufficiently established
> so all I would have needed to do would have been to post my reply, plus
> possibly trimming out deeper nested quoting, if you had included it, since
> it's no longer necessary to establish the context to which I'm now
> To answer your question, try lspci (ls for the PCI bus). If the output
> isn't verbose enough to give you the detail you need, try lspci -v (for
> verbose). It's a /very/ handy program to keep in your virtual toolbox,
> particularly if you don't fancy opening up your box all the time to read
> stuff off of the various chips and cards, let alone that even doing that
> wouldn't directly give you the same level of detail that lspci -v does.
> lspci is part of pciutils, in case you don't already have it merged, but
> you likely do, at least if you have either alsa-utils or hotplug merged.
> FWIW, there's also a parallel lsusb, part of (no surprise) usbutils. =8^)
> Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
> "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
> and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman in
Dr Gavin Seddon
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester
M13 9PL, U.K.
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