Subject: CD-ROM driver stopped working.
To: current-users <>
From: Burgess, David (TSgt) ~U <BurgessD@J68.STRATCOM.AF.MIL>
List: current-users
Date: 03/31/1994 13:59:00
I grabbed all of the tar-balls from last week and spent the 
first part of this week getting them compiled and loaded.  I have a couple 
of simple little questions. (19th of March versions, I think)

1)  Did the CD-ROM code change over the previous few weeks.  I was using the 
new code that Amancio sent in a few weeks ago and it recognized my CD-ROM 
fine.  The new code does not.  It times out in getreply().

2)  Has anyone decided whether the 'default expecting clocal to be true or a 
carrier to be there' fix/bug is a good thing or a bad thing?  I have figured 
out work arounds for it, but it is a serious pain in the butt to get my 
dial-out to work correctly.  The good news is that dial-in seems to work 
great.  Also, my vt-100 doesn't assert DCD in the cable that I have (could 
be cable or terminal) and has now stopped working.  Would/Should/Could I 
change an option in the ttysdefault.h file to make clocal the default and 
have getty reset it instead of the way we are doing this now?  If I change 
it, one of the first things that will happen to it will be that it will get 
reset by the next SUP that I do.

On the bright side, SLIP seems to be working better (or the router I am 
using is) and I have not had the network 'hang' on me in the last two days.

I have been following the discussion about the new sources, and I have to 
tell you that I am more than a little trepidatious about the prospects of 
the major changes that are forthcoming.  I hope it ends up being a lot less 
painful than it has been sounding.

Also, I haven't tried to sup since the structure of the sup collections 
changed a few weeks ago (working from tar-files almost exclusively) and I do 
not really look forward to receiving the entire source tree again.  Would 
someone that knows SUP pretty well drop me a line that tells me what the 
/var/sup file structure looks like now and what the contents of the various 
files is?  A little gentle prodding of my file system should cut down on the 
network overhead for me, and once I get it figured out, I will document it 
in the FAQ.

Speaking of the FAQ (for those of you that didn't see it in news) I have 
been working with a couple of people trying to arrange for a login and disk 
space for the FAQ on one of the many nice systems out there.  It has been 
almost a month since the last one was posted to comp.os.386bsd.announce, and 
I suspect that the world is starting to get antsy about it.  All I need is 
JMonroy losing it again and screaming about replacing the moderator because 
I haven't been doing my part :-).

Dave Burgess