[sane-devel] stupid question about SCSI

Mark Plowman sane-devel@plowman.xs4all.nl
29 Jan 2003 11:09:32 +0100

On Wed, 29 Jan 2003 08:47:17 +0000, Major A <andras@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> > The scsi card has all sorts of letters and numbers so here goes
> > 
> > Chip = DOMEX436P
> OK, here we go, after a google search:
>   http://www.domex.com.tw/driver/d_3181.htm
> No word about linux, of course.

Of course... ;-)

> It IS the ISA card I was talking about, with the DTC436P chip on it.
> It is not supported by Linux, or at least not properly (there is
> only one success story of someone using it in Linux, but that was
> back in 1997, and I couldn't reproduce the results back then).

I am at work at the moment, but I am pretty sure that I got that card
working under Linux last year, I kept the settings at home, so you
will have to wait 8 hours until I can find the scrap of paper...

> Do yourself a favour and get a decent card instead.

It is a pretty poor card as it doesn't have an interrupt line and so
must be polled all the time, not such a bad idea under a single user
system like M$, but a definite disadvantage under Linux.  A cheap
Symbios/NCR/<whatever they are called now> SCSI card will be a lot
better (faster and less loading for the system), but this card should
(just) work.

>   Andras



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