• 1. Dell GXMT ignores my PCI cards in Linux
    I have a Dell Optiplex GXMT 5100 (Pentium 100, 82431FX chipset) system, which has PCI and ISA slots mounted on a riser card. I've installed Debian 3.0r2 with Linux kernel 2.2.20 (the default installation kernel). The odd thing is that lspci just lists the PCI devices on the motherboard. If I plug PCI cards into the slots (a Netgear MA311 WLAN card and a Realtek 8029AS based NIC), lspci ignores them completely and the kernel drivers fail to find any of the devices when modprobed. The cards obviously have power and are alive (LEDs on both; NIC link light comes on when I plug the network cable in) So... has anyone seen this before? The only things I can think of is that there's some problem with the PCI BIOS, or some PnP configuration specific to Dells (interrupts?) - but my limited experience with PCI makes me skeptical of these. The backplane AFAICS is completely passive, and I've removed it and reseated it in case the contacts were dirty. I'm going to try 2.4.23, but anyone got any suggestions? Thanks, Theo
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    I am trying to configure an Alcatel SpeedTouch USB modem. After much searching on the internet I now think that I must enable ATM support in the kernel. In order to do this I must recompile it. I've managed to collect together most of the files but cannot find an rpm file for the kernel-header package. Can anyone tell me where I can obtain the correct version of this file? I using Redhat 9.0 which has kernel version 2.4.20-8 Peter Simmonds Northampton UK XXXX@XXXXX.COM
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    Hi, I want to set up my system so that i have two monitors, one with X on it and the other one with a console. What would i have to do for that? I have two monitors and two graphiccards on my system at the moment, but only one of each is being used. Thanks in advandce, Thomas PS: I hav Suse 7.0 pro installed


Postby Selex » Sat, 07 Aug 2004 08:03:14 GMT

I just bought a new CD burner, Sony CD-RW CRX320E.  I'm running
Slackware 10.0 with kernel 2.4.26.  I installed the drive and it reads
CDs, but when I try to burn CDs it gives me errors.  It can't run in DAO,
so I tried TAO.  It then gives me a buffer underrun error.  It then
gives me unknown errors.  Does anyone know if this drive works in kernel
2.4 or do I need 2.6?


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