Update of aic7xxx driver kernel module
(Last modified: 26JUL2002)
solutions Update of aic7xxx driver kernel module SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (77a6479908682ef695897df90e960bda)
2.4.18from the maintenance web.
aic7xxxdriver from kernel
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7has stability problems. In order to fix that, you have to upgrade the driver to version
6.2.8with this patch. It was built as a vendor disk.
gpgon the first CD, series "n1". For other systems please refer to http://www.gnupg.org on how to install and use GnuPG.
You will also need the public SuSE Package Signing Key (
email@example.com, ID 9C800ACA), available from http://www.suse.de/de/support/security/build_pgp.html. 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>"[..]
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.floppyto 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").
YaST2and 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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