Re: Adaptec AHA2940

Steffen Grunewald (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 14:30:08 +0100 (MET)

"Bjarni R. Einarsson writes"
|> I had troubles with an AHA-2940 myself, using linux 2.0.21. The computer
|> would lock up real tight after about 1 minute of heavy disk access. I had
|> to do a hard reboot to get the machine up and running again. Switching to
|> 2.0.25 & 2.0.26 did not help.
|> Researching mailing list archives gave me the following clues:
|> 1. AHA-2940 doesn't like Trident video adapters.
|> 2. AHA-2940 wants to be in PCI slot #1.
|> Basically the card seems pretty sensitive.. tip #2 solved my problem.
|> Merely pulling the card out and moving it to another slot was what solved
|> my problem. :-/
And if you read the manual, you find it mentioned that every other choice
will cause problems. So there's no Linux related content - you would see
very strange behaviour under Win 3.1 too (had to read the FM myself some
weeks ago - same thing).
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