Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2100 - 5 msgs

ed joyce edjoycearthurnet at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Oct 23 22:54:52 BST 2006


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I did not check the xorg.log file regarding the Geforce card. I know its possible to resolve it by doing a lot of work but I would rather try to just buy a new card and chuck out the old one. If that does not work I will have to allocate it as a job to one of my programmers as I don't have the tiome to mess around with it.
 Ed

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Today's Topics:

   1. 2nd hard drive failed (Mervyn Passmore)
   2. Re: 2nd hard drive failed (Ceri Davies)
   3. Re: Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2099 - 1 msg (ed joyce)
   4. Re: Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2099 - 1 msg (Sevan / Venture37)
   5. Re: 2nd hard drive failed (Michael Abbott)

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Message: 1
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From: "Mervyn Passmore" 
To: 
Subject: 2nd hard drive failed
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:50:55 +0100

Hi,
I have Freebsd 4.11 (I think it is 4.11, not really sure how to tell but
definitely 4.x because the SCO emulator on 5.x doesn't work) on a PC with
two hard drives. The second one was installed as a spare in case of
emergency or temporary backups etc but has never been really used. It is now
failing, making odd mechanical sounds and I get messages on the console such
as:

ad3 READ timeout
ata1 Resetting devices

when anything attempts to connect to it, eg /stand/sysinstall

How can I disable it from the system so I can shutdown, remove it and
restart the PC?

The PC also has an obsolete SCSI card I'd like to remove at the same time.
Is this a similar process?

Thanks
Mervyn




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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:58:09 +0100
From: Ceri Davies 
To: Mervyn Passmore 
Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: 2nd hard drive failed


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On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 01:50:55PM +0100, Mervyn Passmore wrote:
> Hi,
> I have Freebsd 4.11 (I think it is 4.11, not really sure how to tell but
> definitely 4.x because the SCO emulator on 5.x doesn't work) on a PC with
> two hard drives. The second one was installed as a spare in case of
> emergency or temporary backups etc but has never been really used. It is =
now
> failing, making odd mechanical sounds and I get messages on the console s=
uch
> as:
>=20
> ad3 READ timeout
> ata1 Resetting devices
>=20
> when anything attempts to connect to it, eg /stand/sysinstall
>=20
> How can I disable it from the system so I can shutdown, remove it and
> restart the PC?

Hard to say.  Check /etc/fstab for any references.  If you have vinum
loaded (check with "kldstat -v |grep vinum") then you may have
references there - check with "vinum printconfig".  Also check if you
are swapping to the disk with "swapinfo".

I can't think of anything else off the top of my head that may reference
it.

> The PC also has an obsolete SCSI card I'd like to remove at the same time.
> Is this a similar process?

You can just power down the system and pull that out if there are no
devices attached.

Ceri
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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:09:46 +0100 (BST)
From: ed joyce 
Subject: Re: Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2099 - 1 msg
To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org

Free BSD Graphics Card

I am running FreeBSD on a number of servers, however I
am now looking to launch a commercial product on
FreeBSD. FreeBSD generally installs X Windows but
sometimes it fails. In this case I am not selling the
machine but providing a service on an ongoing
maintenance basis. This means that I must be able to
build new FreeBSD servers on a timescale.

What I need to know is which graphics card can I buy
that will support X Windows where that motherboard is
supporting FreeBSD. I don't have a problem with
FreeBSD itself only X-Windows. I had previously worked
on the principle that the GeForce 4000 would always be
OK. When I purchased the latest one it did not work.
The selling company seemed to realise that this could
be the case as they stated that it was possible that
one GeForce 4000 was not the same as another - in any
case they were correct, it failed.

I do not wish to do anything other that put the board
in. This worked before with GeForce. I know that there
are drivers for some cards but it is confusing to
install these so I want a supported board.

Any information on this subject would be very much
appreciated, specifically the name of a board and
online supplier that can offer it would be great. All
the lists I have contain only boards that are not
available and all suppliers have never heard of
FreeBSD.

I am using FreeBSD 6.1

Thanks in advance

Ed

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>    1. For Sale: Sangoma S518 PCI ADSL card (Simon
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> Message: 1
> Subject: For Sale: Sangoma S518 PCI ADSL card
> From: Simon Dick 
> To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
> Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 17:08:46 +0100
> 
> Hope nobody minds me posting this on here, but if
> anyone's interested in
> a FreeBSD compatible PCI ADSL card I have a spare
> Sangoma S518 card (the
> old style, ie big card, the newer ones apparently
> don't work under
> FreeBSD). I got it to try to get it working under
> pfSense but never got
> the time so got a ethernet pppoe capable "modem"
> instead. I'm willing to
> sell this for =A360 plus a fiver p&p which will get
> you special delivery
> within the uk.
> 
> If this isn't wanted here then I'll post on ebay
> next :)
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Message: 4
From: "Sevan / Venture37" 
To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2099 - 1 msg
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:22:41 +0100

What does your dmesg/xorg.log say when with your new geforce card installed?

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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 07:00:14 +0000 (GMT)
From: Michael Abbott 
To: FreeBSD Users 
Subject: Re: 2nd hard drive failed

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006, Ceri Davies wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 01:50:55PM +0100, Mervyn Passmore wrote:
>> two hard drives. The second one was installed as a spare in case of
>> emergency or temporary backups etc but has never been really used. It is now
>> failing, making odd mechanical sounds and I get messages on the console such
>> as:
>>
>> ad3 READ timeout
>> ata1 Resetting devices

Sounds kind of familiar.  In my experience (I presume it's a PATA disk) 
this would freeze the disk and any companion (master/slave) it might have 
had on the same PATA bus.  Any process would lock in "uninterruptible 
sleep" until reboot.

>> How can I disable it from the system so I can shutdown, remove it and
>> restart the PC?
>
> Hard to say.  Check /etc/fstab for any references.

Can't add to that.  If anything else does reference it, you can almost 
certainly take it out and restart anyway.



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I did not check the xorg.log file regarding the Geforce card. I know its possible to resolve it by doing a lot of work but I would rather try to just buy a new card and chuck out the old one. If that does not work I will have to allocate it as a job to one of my programmers as I don't have the tiome to mess around with it.<br> Ed<br><br><b><i>freebsd-users-request at uk.freebsd.org</i></b> wrote:<blockquote class="replbq" style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; padding-left: 5px;"> Send Freebsd-users mailing list submissions to<br> freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<br><br>To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit<br> http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<br>or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to<br> freebsd-users-request at uk.freebsd.org<br><br>You can reach the person managing the list at<br> freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org<br><br>When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more
 specific<br>than "Re: Contents of Freebsd-users digest..."<br><br><br>Today's Topics:<br><br>   1. 2nd hard drive failed (Mervyn Passmore)<br>   2. Re: 2nd hard drive failed (Ceri Davies)<br>   3. Re: Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2099 - 1 msg (ed joyce)<br>   4. Re: Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2099 - 1 msg (Sevan / Venture37)<br>   5. Re: 2nd hard drive failed (Michael Abbott)<br><br>--__--__--<br><br>Message: 1<br>Reply-To: <mpassmore @m-p.co.uk=""><br>From: "Mervyn Passmore" <mpassmore @m-p.co.uk=""><br>To: <freebsd-users @uk.freebsd.org=""><br>Subject: 2nd hard drive failed<br>Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:50:55 +0100<br><br>Hi,<br>I have Freebsd 4.11 (I think it is 4.11, not really sure how to tell but<br>definitely 4.x because the SCO emulator on 5.x doesn't work) on a PC with<br>two hard drives. The second one was installed as a spare in case of<br>emergency or temporary backups etc but has never been really used. It is now<br>failing, making odd mechanical sounds and I
 get messages on the console such<br>as:<br><br>ad3 READ timeout<br>ata1 Resetting devices<br><br>when anything attempts to connect to it, eg /stand/sysinstall<br><br>How can I disable it from the system so I can shutdown, remove it and<br>restart the PC?<br><br>The PC also has an obsolete SCSI card I'd like to remove at the same time.<br>Is this a similar process?<br><br>Thanks<br>Mervyn<br><br><br><br><br>--__--__--<br><br>Message: 2<br>Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:58:09 +0100<br>From: Ceri Davies <ceri @submonkey.net=""><br>To: Mervyn Passmore <mpassmore @m-p.co.uk=""><br>Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<br>Subject: Re: 2nd hard drive failed<br><br><br>--sm4nu43k4a2Rpi4c<br>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii<br>Content-Disposition: inline<br>Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable<br><br>On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 01:50:55PM +0100, Mervyn Passmore wrote:<br>&gt; Hi,<br>&gt; I have Freebsd 4.11 (I think it is 4.11, not really sure how to tell but<br>&gt; definitely
 4.x because the SCO emulator on 5.x doesn't work) on a PC with<br>&gt; two hard drives. The second one was installed as a spare in case of<br>&gt; emergency or temporary backups etc but has never been really used. It is =<br>now<br>&gt; failing, making odd mechanical sounds and I get messages on the console s=<br>uch<br>&gt; as:<br>&gt;=20<br>&gt; ad3 READ timeout<br>&gt; ata1 Resetting devices<br>&gt;=20<br>&gt; when anything attempts to connect to it, eg /stand/sysinstall<br>&gt;=20<br>&gt; How can I disable it from the system so I can shutdown, remove it and<br>&gt; restart the PC?<br><br>Hard to say.  Check /etc/fstab for any references.  If you have vinum<br>loaded (check with "kldstat -v |grep vinum") then you may have<br>references there - check with "vinum printconfig".  Also check if you<br>are swapping to the disk with "swapinfo".<br><br>I can't think of anything else off the top of my head that may reference<br>it.<br><br>&gt; The PC also has an obsolete SCSI
 card I'd like to remove at the same time.<br>&gt; Is this a similar process?<br><br>You can just power down the system and pull that out if there are no<br>devices attached.<br><br>Ceri<br>--=20<br>That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.<br>                                                  -- Moliere<br><br>--sm4nu43k4a2Rpi4c<br>Content-Type: application/pgp-signature<br>Content-Disposition: inline<br><br>-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----<br>Version: GnuPG v1.4.5 (FreeBSD)<br><br>iD8DBQFFOhlhocfcwTS3JF8RAjUOAJ0bmqLs1FZWs217QjqJlWVBlb7YMACdF7d0<br>6Hbk8bm0NnWY48p26DEwxRc=<br>=p38J<br>-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----<br><br>--sm4nu43k4a2Rpi4c--<br><br><br>--__--__--<br><br>Message: 3<br>Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:09:46 +0100 (BST)<br>From: ed joyce <edjoycearthurnet @yahoo.co.uk=""><br>Subject: Re: Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2099 - 1 msg<br>To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<br><br>Free BSD Graphics Card<br><br>I am running FreeBSD on a number of servers, however
 I<br>am now looking to launch a commercial product on<br>FreeBSD. FreeBSD generally installs X Windows but<br>sometimes it fails. In this case I am not selling the<br>machine but providing a service on an ongoing<br>maintenance basis. This means that I must be able to<br>build new FreeBSD servers on a timescale.<br><br>What I need to know is which graphics card can I buy<br>that will support X Windows where that motherboard is<br>supporting FreeBSD. I don't have a problem with<br>FreeBSD itself only X-Windows. I had previously worked<br>on the principle that the GeForce 4000 would always be<br>OK. When I purchased the latest one it did not work.<br>The selling company seemed to realise that this could<br>be the case as they stated that it was possible that<br>one GeForce 4000 was not the same as another - in any<br>case they were correct, it failed.<br><br>I do not wish to do anything other that put the board<br>in. This worked before with GeForce. I know that there<br>are
 drivers for some cards but it is confusing to<br>install these so I want a supported board.<br><br>Any information on this subject would be very much<br>appreciated, specifically the name of a board and<br>online supplier that can offer it would be great. All<br>the lists I have contain only boards that are not<br>available and all suppliers have never heard of<br>FreeBSD.<br><br>I am using FreeBSD 6.1<br><br>Thanks in advance<br><br>Ed<br><br>--- freebsd-users-request at uk.freebsd.org wrote:<br><br>&gt; Send Freebsd-users mailing list submissions to<br>&gt;  freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<br>&gt; <br>&gt; To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web,<br>&gt; visit<br>&gt; <br>&gt;<br>http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<br>&gt; or, via email, send a message with subject or body<br>&gt; 'help' to<br>&gt;  freebsd-users-request at uk.freebsd.org<br>&gt; <br>&gt; You can reach the person managing the list at<br>&gt; 
 freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org<br>&gt; <br>&gt; When replying, please edit your Subject line so it<br>&gt; is more specific<br>&gt; than "Re: Contents of Freebsd-users digest..."<br>&gt; <br>&gt; <br>&gt; Today's Topics:<br>&gt; <br>&gt;    1. For Sale: Sangoma S518 PCI ADSL card (Simon<br>&gt; Dick)<br>&gt; <br>&gt; -- __--__-- <br>&gt; <br>&gt; Message: 1<br>&gt; Subject: For Sale: Sangoma S518 PCI ADSL card<br>&gt; From: Simon Dick <simond @irrelevant.org=""><br>&gt; To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<br>&gt; Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 17:08:46 +0100<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Hope nobody minds me posting this on here, but if<br>&gt; anyone's interested in<br>&gt; a FreeBSD compatible PCI ADSL card I have a spare<br>&gt; Sangoma S518 card (the<br>&gt; old style, ie big card, the newer ones apparently<br>&gt; don't work under<br>&gt; FreeBSD). I got it to try to get it working under<br>&gt; pfSense but never got<br>&gt; the time so got a ethernet pppoe capable "modem"<br>&gt;
 instead. I'm willing to<br>&gt; sell this for =A360 plus a fiver p&amp;p which will get<br>&gt; you special delivery<br>&gt; within the uk.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; If this isn't wanted here then I'll post on ebay<br>&gt; next :)<br>&gt; <br>&gt; <br>&gt; <br>&gt; <br>&gt; -- __--__-- <br>&gt; <br>&gt; ------ FreeBSD UK User's Group  -  Mailing List<br>&gt; ------<br>&gt;<br>http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<br>&gt; <br>&gt; End of Freebsd-users Digest<br>&gt; <br><br><br>Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com <br><br><br>--__--__--<br><br>Message: 4<br>From: "Sevan / Venture37" <venture37 @hotmail.com=""><br>To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<br>Subject: Re: Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2099 - 1 msg<br>Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:22:41 +0100<br><br>What does your dmesg/xorg.log say when with your new geforce card installed?<br><br>Sevan / Venture37<br>--<br>"The truth, the half-truth, and nothing like the truth." -
 Mark Brandon Read<br><br>_________________________________________________________________<br>Be the first to hear what's new at MSN - sign up to our free newsletters! <br>http://www.msn.co.uk/newsletters<br><br><br><br>--__--__--<br><br>Message: 5<br>Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 07:00:14 +0000 (GMT)<br>From: Michael Abbott <michael @araneidae.co.uk=""><br>To: FreeBSD Users <freebsd-users @uk.freebsd.org=""><br>Subject: Re: 2nd hard drive failed<br><br>On Sat, 21 Oct 2006, Ceri Davies wrote:<br>&gt; On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 01:50:55PM +0100, Mervyn Passmore wrote:<br>&gt;&gt; two hard drives. The second one was installed as a spare in case of<br>&gt;&gt; emergency or temporary backups etc but has never been really used. It is now<br>&gt;&gt; failing, making odd mechanical sounds and I get messages on the console such<br>&gt;&gt; as:<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; ad3 READ timeout<br>&gt;&gt; ata1 Resetting devices<br><br>Sounds kind of familiar.  In my experience (I presume it's a PATA
 disk) <br>this would freeze the disk and any companion (master/slave) it might have <br>had on the same PATA bus.  Any process would lock in "uninterruptible <br>sleep" until reboot.<br><br>&gt;&gt; How can I disable it from the system so I can shutdown, remove it and<br>&gt;&gt; restart the PC?<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Hard to say.  Check /etc/fstab for any references.<br><br>Can't add to that.  If anything else does reference it, you can almost <br>certainly take it out and restart anyway.<br><br><br><br>--__--__--<br><br>------ FreeBSD UK User's Group  -  Mailing List ------<br>http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<br><br>End of Freebsd-users Digest<br></freebsd-users></michael></venture37></simond></edjoycearthurnet></mpassmore></ceri></freebsd-users></mpassmore></mpassmore></blockquote><br><p>&#32;
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