Re: dmesg query
From: jim biri (jim.biri_at_gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 10:46:12 +0000 To: email@example.com
Many thanks for the email. Hope you don't mind my cc'ing the
debian-user list, it was suggested to me to always ensure all replies
go to the list .....
> > But ... my question remains ..... does the fact that lsmod _does_ list
> > support for Promise drivers (whereas dmesg does not) mean that if I
> > buy a Promise IDE card with the correct chip - SARGE will provide
> > support for that IDE card?
> Yes. lsmod will tell you what modules you have loaded right now, which
> naturally means that it's supported. What it won't tell you about is
> things that are supported, but just don't have the module loaded ATM.
Understand. Thanks for that.
> This means you have the driver(s) for the Promise TX2 cards, at least. (I
> have a Promise TX2 ATA100 card running my server right now...) I don't
> know what other model designations Promise may have used the 202xx chip
> in. As a side note, you probably don't want both the '_old' and '_new'
> drivers loaded at the same time. IIRC, they do the same thing, and I
> haven't had any problems with the '_new' driver.
OK. Thanks for this: so it looks like those drivers are loaded, not
compiled into the kernel - would I be correct in thinking that to stop
'_old' being loaded into the kernel I'd use modconf?
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