Subject: Re: Stuff not working after update to current
To: alphaepsilon <aellwood@MIT.EDU>
From: Mark F Willey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/20/1995 11:51:59
"In a previous message, alphaepsilon wrote:"
> * My NCR SCSI card reports an occasional one of the following errors
> every time I do a major file operation:
> Jul 19 19:01:33 tetrahydrocannabinol /netbsd: ncr0: timeout ccb=f86fc800 (skip)
I get the same thing on my NCR card. Why are we always having the same
problems??? ;-) I notice that when this happens, the drives are silent
for a second and then start up again. You aren't using QL730S's, are you?
(Quantum Lightning 730mb SCSI-II)
> * "Shutdown -r now" results in the machine hanging (though it does
> still ping). "reboot" works just fine. Although I am running afs
> clients, they print out their normal shutdown messages before it
I get something like that. It says "SYNCING..."<here, it halts>.
Apparently, it does not complete the sync, because fsck has work to do.
> * The XFree86 aperture driver doesn't work at all under this current.
> When I run X trying to use it, my monitor doesn't mode switch and I
> get black and white boxes all over the screen on top of eachother.
I guess this is not entirely suprising as the kernel data structures have
changed so much. I just run in insecure mode. For now, this may be your
> Well, anyone is welcome to give me advice on what to do to debug any of
> these. I'm completely frustrated.
Don't be frustrated. As far as the disk corruption goes, just cut your
losses and move on. I just lost my *whole* disk due to my negligence a few
months back. It was kind of like having your house burn down, I guess.
You're sad for the loss, but it lets you start over fresh, which is what
you need sometimes.
As far as X slowness goes, you really need lots of RAM, I have decided. If
you don't have at least 16mb, get it. I believe that once I get another 16
(to 32), my life will be much more satisfying. ;-)
Oh, BTW, I assume your Sound Blaster problems have disappeared with the new
drivers? I can play, but the sound is scratchy. Maybe it's the samples.
I have not had luck recording at all. My big problem is that I don't know
which applications or methods to use when doing sound! Does anyone know
which apps are out there, or is catting /dev/audio the whole of the