Subject: SparcStation 10 and scsi termination, was: ss10 + Quantum Atlas +
To: None <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: port-sparc
Date: 09/21/2000 22:50:16
This is starting to get funny...

I might mention that I don't have that much experience with Sun hardware.
Playing around, I noticed that I get less parity errors if I attach the
Atlases externally. And even less errors if I run them internally, but
attach a properly terminated cdrom drive externally.

To those of you who are actually running NetBSD on a ss10: What is the
proper way of terminating the scsi chain on that box? From what I can see,
one terminal point of the bus is the drive 0 connector (right drive as seen
from the front). I terminated drive 0 but that didn't help me much. Should
I get an active terminator for drive 0 (not much room there)?

The other terminal is (obviously) the external connector. Does the ss10
want an external terminator plug when no external devices are attached?

Helpful comments appreciated,


"It's never straight up and down"     (DEVO)