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satuser083
Posted on: Jan 26 2008, 06:37 AM


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I want to update mandriva 2008 to be able to mount a external hdd, which is currently an unknown pcmcia device to 2008. In 2005le I would have added the device's ident to /etc/pcmcia/config, but this file does not exist in 2008 . Has anyone any idea how the device-identification works in 2008 and how new devices are added to it? Thanks.
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Posted on: Dec 29 2005, 10:15 AM


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I have been trying - unsuccessfully - to install Turbo-Lister (from ebay) into my Mandriva LE2005 setup, using Crossover Office (CXO) demo-version 5.0. The installation begins, then an error message from TL-installer says that "no version of Internet-Explorer (5 or above) is available, installation termination" (or something to that effect). IE6 **has** been installed into LE2005 (as a 'Supported Package' of CXO) but - interestingly - in not marked with a '*' (as installed). Is this significant, or is Turbo Lister just one of those packages that Wine has difficulty installing? Comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted on: Dec 7 2005, 11:15 AM


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Thanks, DS2K3, that looks just the job. smile.gif In LE2005 it's slightly different (for anyone else who may be listening and interested): there's no entry in MCC, but it IS available via Taskbar-Menu--> System--> Configuration--> KDE--> LookNFeel--> System Notifications. As you said, you then pick "KDE is exiting" from the drop-down list and click the "More Options" button at the bottom of the window. That all works. However, when I click "Show a message in a pop-up window", not only is there apparently no way of specifying WHICH message is to be shown, but it doesn't work on 'Restart Computer' either. At least, I've not been able to see anything displayed. Most strange.unsure.gif I'm probably specifying something incorrectly; I don't suppose that you've tried this feature (and solved the problem), have you?
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Posted on: Dec 5 2005, 10:11 PM


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I would like to insert a process at the point PRIOR to calling 'End Session', i.e. following Menu -> Logout in LE2005. Can anyone tell me where the process/script is, which is called at this stage, or point me to a site where I can read up on how this whole procedure works? Thanks.
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 10:49 PM


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michaelk: yes, that is the line in /etc/fstab. Also, the drive IS locked prior to an unmount.

Following a boot WITH a disk in (but subsequently removed), an attempt to mount the drive results in:

Called: mount /dev/sda4
mount: No medium found

but when a disk has been inserted a further mount is successful.

Following a boot WITHOUT a disk in, an attempt to mount the drive (with or without a disk in) results in:

Called: mount /dev/sda4
mount: special device /dev/sda4 does not exist

In the latter case, there is an entry /dev/sda (NOT sda4) but an attempt to manually mount the drive results in:

[root@sthelens ~]# mount /dev/sda -t vfat /mnt/zip100
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda,
or too many mounted file systems
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 03:54 PM


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The contents of /etc/rc.d/rc.local are (the touch command was there before I added the other lines):

touch /var/lock/subsys/local
modprobe scsi_mod
modprobe sd_mod
modprobe ppa
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 03:34 PM


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Yes, you're correct, LE2005 is from Mandriva (but I didn't know that it was a Redhat derivative; interesting!!), and there IS a /etc/rc.d/rc.local file, into which I put the commands, and, of course, following reboot it worked. Many thanks. smile.gif
Now, I still have one small (?) problem. If there is no disk in the drive during boot, it is not possible to mount the drive AFTER inserting a disk into it. And running the 3 commands in a root-konsole has no effect. Is there any way around this situation, which I can imagine happening regularly?
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 01:51 PM


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michaelk and chrisw: I hardly know whether or not to celebrate just yet, but it's quite possible that, between the two of you, the problem has been solved . I combined your inputs, as shown below, and I can now mount the zip. And after a reboot (and, of course, the three commands) it still worked. smile.gif

modprobe scsi_mod
modprobe sd_mod
modprobe ppa

But now I have another request. Issuing the commands is no problem for ME, but my wife (also on LE2005) would be most unhappy at having to do so. Ideally I'd like an entry (entries?) in some boot-file or another (like fstat.conf for my pcmcia-hdd) which does what these lines do; alternatively I could write a script, but this would presumeably mean knowing the root-password, which would complicate things. Could either of you assist me here?

Once again, many thanks.tongue.gif
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 11:42 AM


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The Z100P2 may also be suitable for a mac, but this device (i've had it at least 10 years) has worked perfectly on a number of PC's under Win95, Win98 and Win 2000 Pro, so I don't think that this is an issue. The current system is LE2005, running on a Tosh Satellite Pro 4600 laptop.

BTW, I've managed to install the source package and found the scsi_error.c file; however, the code snippet that you mentioned is not there. The following is the same logical section, I believe, because "kfree(scsi_result)" only occurs once in the entire script. However, I've been unable to find "scsi_setup_cmd_retry()", at least it is not defined within the same script, so I don't know whether the line that you mentioned (i.e. "memset(SCpnt->sense_buffer, 0, sizeof(SCpnt->sense_buffer))") is present there or not.

kfree(scsi_result);

/*
* when we eventually call scsi_finish, we really wish to complete
* the original request, so let's restore the original data. (db)
*/
scsi_setup_cmd_retry(scmd);
scmd->result = saved_result;
return rtn;
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 10:43 AM


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Yes, it's an Iomega, a Z100P2, with an ident FCC IO DDXZ100P2.
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 09:11 AM


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michaelk: yes, you were right with the typo. Thanks. Following module installation there is no /dev/sda(n) and no references to the zip in the dmesg-output; the zip is always powered up. It's just a bit strange that I managed to get it to work once - read files, deleted some, etc - but can't remember exactly how. unsure.gif
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 09:00 AM


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chrisw: thanks. I'm just finding out which ones on the DVD to use; will be back.
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Posted on: Nov 28 2005, 06:02 PM


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michaelk: this is turning into a saga. I corrected the line, ran the sequence and... no error-message(s) but also no /etc/sda4. Very strange. Rebooted the system, just ran the second two (as the previous time), still no /etc/sda4. Rebooted, ran all three lines and still no /etc/sda4. Don't know what's going on here. unsure.gif

And, chrisw, there is no file "scsi_error.c" in my installation. I assume that is because the kernel-source is not installed. However, on the DVD there is a whole raft of kernel packages (which makes a selection somewhat difficult), and the one which I thought was the correct one cannot be installed because I get a "bad signatures" message. mad.gif
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Posted on: Nov 28 2005, 12:59 PM


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michaelk: thanks for the info, I tried the complete sequence, with - strangely, because modprobe csi_mod worked last time - the following result:

[root@sthelens ~]# modprobe csi_mod
FATAL: Module csi_mod not found.
[root@sthelens ~]# modprobe sd_mod
[root@sthelens ~]# modprobe imm

I then checked /etc; sure enough, device-node sda4 had been inserted. However, when I tried to mount the zip, the system reacted with:

[root@sthelens ~]# mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100
mount: /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device

Nevertheless, we seem to be making some progress; thanks again smile.gif
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Posted on: Nov 28 2005, 11:32 AM


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Thanks, chrisw, looking forward to hearing from you smile.gif
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Posted on: Nov 28 2005, 10:35 AM


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michaelk: modprobe csi_mod and imm worked (at least, no error message) but scsi_sd resulted in:
FATAL: Module scsi_sd not found
and no device (obviously?) appeared in /etc. AFAIK all the devices that you mentioned are connected in this machine (a Tosh Satellite Pro 4600) although none (of those strings) is present in the dmesg-output; I wouldn'k know where to start looking for any newly-generated device-node under these circumstances sad.gif
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Posted on: Nov 28 2005, 09:00 AM


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Thanks, michaelk, tried lsmod and there was no imm nor ppa. Loaded imm with your "modprobe imm", searched the dmesg-output and found "imm: Version 2.05 (for Linux 2.4.0)", no "zip", "scsi" nor "parallel" (don't know how significant that is). Anyway, what do I have to do now to get the zip available after boot, following a manual mount?
Presumeably it's necessary to include the "modprobe imm" (or equivalent) in some boot-file or another? BTW, there is still no "sda(n)" in /etc.
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Posted on: Nov 28 2005, 07:44 AM


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Thanks Jim, have noted your advice.
I was advised to include the line "ide-scsi" in /etc/modprobe.preload (to enable udev to generate a device-node for the zip-drive). I did so, but this may be wrong (my fault!!) because I forgot to mention that my zip-drive is an EXTERNAL (parallel) device, not an internal (ide) one. Do you, or anyone else, know what the entry in /etc/modprobe.preload SHOULD be for the parallel-zip? Perhaps that would get the mount to work.
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Posted on: Nov 27 2005, 02:07 PM


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D:
I pasted the output of dmesg into an editor and searched on 'zip' (there was nothing), 'sda' (also nothing) and scsi - the only mention related to the CD-RW/DVD-ROM. Interestingly, I removed the line "/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100 vfat noauto,user 0 0" from /etc/fstat and, following a restart, the zip-icon had disappeared from the desktop. I then replaced the line, restarted and the zip-icon had reappeared (I then checked dmesg); how on earth does the system know that it has to display the zip-icon just from this line, and yet does not allow the device to be mounted?? Somewhat confused unsure.gif
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Posted on: Nov 27 2005, 01:17 PM


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Jim, the drive is an external (parallel) device and there is no sda(n) in /etc, which probably explains the error-message. I've been told that a process (script?) called udev is responsible for creating the device-node; do you know anything about udev and could you hasard a guess as to why it fails to create an sda node?
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Posted on: Nov 26 2005, 07:22 AM


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I've installed ziptool-1.4.0-2 on LE2005 but cannot mount the device. I've added the following line to /etc/fstat:

/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100 vfat noauto,user 0 0

but when I try to mount via the Zip-icon I get the error-message

mount: special device /dev/sda4 does not exist

The zip's filesystem is FAT32. A tip would be much appreciated.
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