#168 Sony CD writer CRX75A & LACIE 80GB HD

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2004-03-06
2004-02-17
Heinz Hoetger
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Hi,
I have installed SuSe 8.2 kernel vers. 2.4 with pcmcia
kerneland the whole system updated.
While booting everything is fine.

I have 2 parts requesting information or help, please:

1. my OrangeMIcro Combo PCMCIA card USB 2 and FireWire
recognizes usb devices but declines to recognize my
LaCIE Firewire 80GB HD.

2. Under supported pcmcia card listing i found
Sony CD writer CRX75a ( 16 bit only)
My system does n ot recognize that card.

For both problems I don't know where to start looking
since I am a total novice but willing to work and read
my way through documents etc.

thanks whoever can give me some help!

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  • David Hinds
    David Hinds
    2004-02-17

    • summary: Sony CD writer CRX75A & LACIE 80GB HD --> Sony CD writer CRX75A & LACIE 80GB HD
     
  • David Hinds
    David Hinds
    2004-02-17

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    For both problems, you should give a bit more information:

    1. I would want to see 'lspci -v' output, and system log
    messages you get when you insert the card. I'm totally
    unfamiliar with this kind of card (and with Firewire in general).
    The problem here might be that the right driver(s) are not
    being autoloaded; or it might be that there is no Linux driver
    for the firewire device.

    2. Again, system log messages are important. The output
    of 'cardctl ident' would also be useful.

    -- Dave

     
  • Heinz Hoetger
    Heinz Hoetger
    2004-02-18

    cardctl -status/config/ident

     
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    Heinz Hoetger
    2004-02-18

    'lspci -v' output

     
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  • Heinz Hoetger
    Heinz Hoetger
    2004-02-18

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    Hi Dave,
    thanks for the so supersonic response. I have uploaded 3 files:
    1. cardctl -status/config/ident files for no card insertion
    and then for each individual card named.
    2. Lspci - v output file
    3. /var/log/messages file regarding this matter
    If you need more, let me know please.
    thanks a million. This is really appreciated.
    Heinz
    amethyst@shuswap.net

     
  • Heinz Hoetger
    Heinz Hoetger
    2004-02-18

    system log messages

     
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  • Heinz Hoetger
    Heinz Hoetger
    2004-02-18

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    This is the 3rd attached file with the system log message
    Sorry, if I am not using this the correct way. Its my first
    ever.
    Heinz

     
  • David Hinds
    David Hinds
    2004-02-21

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    For the OrangeMicro card, your log shows that a FireWire
    driver was loaded when the card was inserted. I'm afraid I
    don't know enough about the FIreWire subsystem to know what
    else needs to happen, but it seems like the hotplug system
    did what it was supposed to do. Maybe you need to modprobe
    the sbp2 driver?? I think the hotplug system may not be
    smart enough to figure that out on its own.

    Regarding the Sony CD-ROM card, the listing in the
    SUPPORTED.CARDS file says "16-bit only" and your card is the
    32-bit CardBus version. I'm not aware of anyone
    successfully using a CardBus IDE adapter under Linux. I
    think the IDE driver in 2.4 kernels is incapable of handling
    hot plugged PCI IDE adapters. The 2.6 kernel driver might
    behave better.

    -- Dave

     
  • Heinz Hoetger
    Heinz Hoetger
    2004-02-21

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    Hi Dave,
    Thank you for your reply.
    I have been thinking of getting a newer version like SuSE 9
    or even waiting for the next one. As time evolved the
    different Linux versions were able to accomplish much more
    and better with my different hardware even on the big SCSI
    PC. So maybe it just needs some patience in form of time.
    I do appreciate your efforts.
    Thank you very much.
    Heinz

     
  • David Hinds
    David Hinds
    2004-03-06

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    Do try "modprobe sbp2" to get the firewire thing working.

    -- Dave

     
  • David Hinds
    David Hinds
    2004-03-06

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