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From: Gavin Seddon <gavin.m.seddon@×××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] initio seen, mt -f doesn't work
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 17:57:58
Message-Id: 1134150928.19030.1.camel@linuxstation
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] initio seen, mt -f doesn't work by Brett Johnson
Which modules do I need to add to 'etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6'?

On Fri, 2005-12-09 at 08:08 -0600, Brett Johnson wrote:
> > st: Version 20050830, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256 > > It appears to me that the st driver is loading properly, but I did not > see any sign of the SCSI driver loading in the dmesg output. > > This could be becuase you have the module compiled as a module, in which > case you can jump to the last paragraph. > > If you're not sure if the driver is configured in the kernel, you can check it quickly by typing 'grep INITIO /usr/src/linux/.config' > > If the output says "# CONFIG_SCSI_INITIO is not set", you will need to > run 'genkernel --menuconfig all', navigate to the Device Drivers -> SCSI > device support -> SCSI low-level drivers and enable Initio 9100U (W) > support. > > With this being a tape drive, I'd probably select module as opposed to > compiling into the kernel. Once the build is complete, install the new > kernel and modules, and reboot. (Assuming you picked module, his step is > probably optional, since all we did was add a module, but I like to reboot > to be safe). > > Now, just run 'modprobe initio' and it should load without any errors. The last > step is to check 'lsmod' and 'dmesg | tail'. You should see the scsi card > loaded, and the tape drive and assigned a device name (st0). > > Brett
-- 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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Re: [gentoo-amd64] initio seen, mt -f doesn't work Brett Johnson <brett@××××.com>