ESCD is the NVRAM which stores information about the hardware in your system...a plug and play pool if you will.
Oh, and Gentoo being as cool as Gentoo is I have tried downgrading the drivers...to no avail.
I can now only assume its something with this kernel version so might try downgrading to 2.4.18 or 19. Any suggestions as to which?
I got this problem first when I installed RH 9 - a 2.4.20 kernel distro. I now have it on Gentoo no matter what kernel driver I use, so I can only conclude that its 2.4.20.
So, does anyone know how to overcome this problem? If not, suggest a kernel please.