Subject: Re: asus a8v-e deluxe / sk gigabit
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Rhialto <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/15/2005 13:08:28
On Fri 15 Jul 2005 at 11:11:55 +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jul 2005, Rhialto wrote:
> >I have "almost the same": an A8V Deluxe (not -E). I am using 2.0.2 so
> >there is not the support yet for the VIA SATA "RAID" controller but all
> >the rest seems to work well (apart from the USB which seems flaky)
> >(I have an extra rtk0 and bktr0):
> 	If you set the BIOS to have the SATA controller in non-raid mode
> 	does it work?

When I wrote the above, I was mixing it up slightl. In a sense there are
THREE controllers:

    viaide0 at pci0 dev 15 function 0
    viaide0: VIA Technologies VT8237 SATA Controller (rev. 0x80)
    viaide0: bus-master DMA support present
    viaide0: primary channel wired to native-PCI mode
    viaide0: using ioapic0 pin 20 (irq 10) for native-PCI interrupt

    viaide1 at pci0 dev 15 function 1
    viaide1: VIA Technologies VT8237 ATA133 controller
    viaide1: bus-master DMA support present
    viaide1: primary channel configured to compatibility mode
    viaide1: primary channel interrupting at ioapic0 pin 14 (irq 14)

3. Promise PATA/SATA RAID: a PDC20378.

1 and 2 work, I have a disk and 2 dvd drives attached.
Number 3 is reported to work in -current and the head of the netbsd-2
branch, in non-raid mode, but I haven't tried that yet.

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