Subject: alpha axppci33 with internal modem fails
To: None <>
From: Chris Rupnik <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/07/1999 16:56:21
 I have recently bought a 56k actiontec modem for my intel netbsd 1-4
system. This is not a winmodem, and by jumpering the card and adding com2
in the config file, was able to configure a kernel that recognised the
card perfectly, and was able to connect via ppp just fine.

 So, i wanted to move the modem to my alpha. It does not seem to be so
easy. This is the axppci33 motherboard, with two scsi drives on the
internal bus. Just a standard 3c509 ethernet card, and a S3 Trio32/64
video card. This system is running GENERIC 1.4 perfectly.

 I added the following line in the config file, and recompiled then
rebooted. However, it reports this funny line

com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3: ns16550a, working fifo
com2 at isa0 port 0x3e8-0x3ef irq 5: ns16550a, working fifo
alpha_shared_intr_establish: isa irq 5: warning: using edge-triggered on

What does that mean?

The system never fully boots. It gets stuck after the line

mcclock0 a isa0 port 0x70-0x71: mc146818 or compatible

and nothing more happens?

Any ideas? I have no other devices that use that irq. Here is the generic
kernel dmesg.

Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
    The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
    The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

NetBSD 1.4 (GENERIC) #1: Sat May  8 11:37:01 PDT 1999
Alpha PC AXPpci33, 168MHz
8192 byte page size, 1 processor.
real mem = 33554432 (2072576 reserved for PROM, 31481856 used by NetBSD)
avail mem = 24043520
using 384 buffers containing 3145728 bytes of memory
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: ID 0 (primary), LCA (21066 pass 2)
lca0 at mainbus0
pci0 at lca0 bus 0
pci0: i/o enabled, memory enabled
ncr0 at pci0 dev 6 function 0: ncr 53c810 fast10 scsi
ncr0: interrupting at isa irq 11
ncr0: minsync=25, maxsync=206, maxoffs=8, 16 dwords burst, normal dma fifo
ncr0: restart (scsi reset).
scsibus0 at ncr0: 8 targets, 8 luns per target
probe(ncr0:0:0): 4.0 MB/s (250 ns, offset 8)
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <FUJITSU, M2266S-512, 002C> SCSI2 0/direct
sd0: 1029MB, 1658 cyl, 15 head, 84 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 2107704 sectors
sd1 at scsibus0 targ 2 lun 0: <QUANTUM, EMPIRE_1080S, 1242> SCSI2 0/direct
sd1(ncr0:2:0): 10.0 MB/s (100 ns, offset 8)
sd1: 1029MB, 2874 cyl, 8 head, 91 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 2109376 sectors
sio0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0: Intel 82378ZB System I/O (SIO) (rev. 0x03)
vga0 at pci0 dev 8 function 0: S3 Trio32/64 (rev. 0x00)
wsdisplay0 at vga0: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
isa0 at sio0
ep0 at isa0 port 0x300-0x30f irq 10: 3Com 3C509 Ethernet
ep0: address 00:20:af:05:45:33, 8KB byte-wide FIFO, 5:3 Rx:Tx split
ep0: 10baseT, 10base5, 10base2 (default 10base2)
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns16550a, working fifo
com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3: ns16550a, working fifo
lpt0 at isa0 port 0x3bc-0x3bf irq 7
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard
spkr0 at pcppi0
isabeep0 at pcppi0
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0-0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2
fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB, 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
mcclock0 at isa0 port 0x70-0x71: mc146818 or compatible
wscons: wskbd0 glued to wsdisplay0 (console)
root on sd1a dumps on sd1b



ps, i have done the normal searching in the archive, found nothing. Just
an old questing from 1996 :)