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Old 08-05-03, 10:19 AM   #7
geowiz
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Default Another thing to try

Worf,

I've found that using the pci=noacpi was not enought. I had to use acpi=off as the parameter to the linux kernel. It does make a difference. append="hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off"

I also have to set DMA as on for the cd drives (in my rc.local file on boot). The command is "/sbin/hdparm -d1 /dev/hdd" to set DMA as on. 2.4.21 seems to not want to set the DMA on for cd drives. You can issue the hdparm command from the command line too.

As a side note, in 2.4.22-preX I've had to remove ACPI from the kernel all together to get nvnet and audio to work stabilly.

Good luck.....
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