Subject: Fwd: Error messages in dmesg (regarding new IDE controller, new IDE drive)
To: port-cobalt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Carsten Pache <email@example.com>
Date: 09/16/2004 19:21:35
This is a forwarded message
From: Pete Rushmere <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Carsten Pache" <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2004, 6:10:11 PM
Subject: Error messages in dmesg (regarding new IDE controller, new IDE drive)
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Can you forward this to the newsgroup aswell, I forgot the address!
I had similar messages when I first fitted the Ultra100TX2 card.
The messages you see are because the the card sees an Ultra/100 drive but
the driver doesn't support that, so the Qube downgrades the DMA settings to
make the drive work with the IDE driver. It doesn't seem to cause any
problems at all, but like you, it annoyed me to start with. The easiest fix
I found was to connect the drives to the card with a 40 pin cable, that way
the card and drives can't negotioate a higher DMA setting than Ultra/33 and
the errors disappear...
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