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Update of aic7xxx driver kernel module


(Last modified: 26JUL2002)

solutions Update of aic7xxx driver kernel module SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (77a6479908682ef695897df90e960bda)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32

Package: aic7xxx.disk
Release: 20020726
Obsoletes: none


This driver update fixes some stability issues with kernel 2.4.18 from the maintenance web.



Problem description

With several machines, the aic7xxx driver from kernel 2.4.18 for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 has stability problems. In order to fix that, you have to upgrade the driver to version 6.2.8 with this patch. It was built as a vendor disk.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

Note: You need a working Linux system with GnuPG installed. For SuSE Linux, GnuPG can be found in package gpg on the first CD, series "n1". For other systems please refer to on how to install and use GnuPG.
You will also need the public SuSE Package Signing Key (, ID 9C800ACA), available from The fingerprint of this key is 79C1 79B2 E1C8 20C1 890F 9994 A84E DAE8 9C80 0ACA. The public SuSE Build Key is also included in the public key ring of user 'root' on a SuSE Linux System since version 7.1 and on the first CD or DVD.
First, download the disk image (for the URL please see below) and check its GnuPG signature with:
gpg --verify aic7xxx.disk
The output of this command should be:
gpg: Signature made Tue Mar 5 16:01:54 2002 CET using DSA key ID 9C800ACA gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Package Signing Key <>" [..] gpg: Fingerprint: 79C1 79B2 E1C8 20C1 890F 9994 A84E DAE8 9C80 0ACA
If the output is ok, you can decrypt the file:
gpg -o /tmp/aic7xxx.floppy -d aic7xxx.disk
This creates the file /tmp/aic7xxx.floppy. Copy the file aic7xxx.floppy to a floppy disk:
dd if=/tmp/aic7xxx.floppy of=/dev/fd0 bs=512
Now boot your system (either normally or with the installaton CD) and insert the newly created vendor floppy disk.
Remove all CD-Roms (else the vendor module from YaST2 will search on the CD instead) and start the vendor disk module (category "misc").
Call YaST2 and start the vendor disk module
The driver will be installed, and a new initial ramdisk will be made. In order to run this driver, you will have to reboot your system.

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