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From: Gavin Seddon <gavin.m.seddon@×××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:17:36
Message-Id: 1134389659.10966.6.camel@linuxstation
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work by Duncan <>
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>, excerpted > 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 > replying.) > > 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. -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list


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[gentoo-amd64] Re: Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>