System freezes on insertion of APA-1480B

  • Les Schaefer

    Les Schaefer - 2001-05-02

    Hi All,

    I've just installed a Thinkpad A21p with SuSE 7.1 (kernel 2.2.18) - the thing works fine, except that insertion of my APA-1480B (which works under Win98...) causes the system to freeze. If I boot with the card inserted it freezes as follows:

    cardmgr[199]: watching 2 sockets
    cardmgr[199]: initializing socket 0
    cardmgr[199]: socket 0: Adaptec APA-1480 SCSI Host Adapter
    cardmgr[199]: executing: 'modprobe cb_enabler'
    cardmgr[199]: executing: 'modprobe apa1480_cb'

    and that was it. Only a hardware reset cures the problem. I've searched the web for a solution without success - has anyone any suggestions?

    Regards,  Les

    • Les Schaefer

      Les Schaefer - 2001-05-02

      Sorry - I forgot to mention: I borrowed a 1480A and it worked first time without any problems.
      Before I try  getting the newer aic7xxx driver from I thought I'd try asking if anyone had a quicker fix that I could try.

      • David Hinds

        David Hinds - 2001-05-03

        I think that should do it.

        -- Dave


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