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Dr. No
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Any one have success with the Linux driver?

I have a PC Max II and need a few pointers
on how to config the .tar file after unpacking. Libraries required, etc...
Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:12 pm View user's profile Send private message
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We've updated the driver, it now
comes with full documentation.

I plan to upload it sometime this week.


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Its up, with instructions!

Enjoy!


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I have not had any success using the Linux driver, I run Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and am unsure about where to unpack the driver.
I am new to linux but have extensive DRDOS
knowledge, and understand the use of switches
etc.

following the instructions provided in docs "make" command returns error messages. there are no instructions about what switches or other parameters need to go with "make"
and the rest.

I am willing to write a complete help file
but need some help myself.

anybody succeeded using linux driver yet?
Fri Feb 22, 2002 5:41 pm View user's profile Send private message
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OK, I can say that I got the drivers working. But I am unable to get another response from the programmer to see if it is working correctly. It says in the README file that the max power for the set command is 7. But I am only able to set it to 3 or 0. Other then that I was able to get it to run via the manual mode. Which is in the README file.

I am running Mandrake 8.2 and when I would follow the instructions of:

make
make install
I would get the following error:
[root@my pcmax-0.4]# make install
rm -f /dev/pcmax
mknod /dev/pcmax c 242 0
install -D pcmax.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/char/pcmax.o
install -D pcmax_user /usr/local/bin/pcmax_user
depmod -a
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-6mdk/kernel/drivers/char/p cmax.o
make: *** [install] Error 1
So from the install directory I just ran the:

[root@my char]# insmod -f ./pcmax.o
Warning: loading ./pcmax.o will taint the kernel: forced load

It will come back with a warning but it still works. I then:

cd /usr/local/bin
and ran pcmax_user as described in the README

Like I stated earlier I could not get a power setting of anything other then 0 & 3.
Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:39 pm View user's profile Send private message
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You're using PCI MAX?

PCI MAX can only be turned on and off,
there are only two power levels possible
with this card. So, its basically OK.




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OK, that would make sense, thanks for that info Marko.

Only 1 glitch is that when you set the P to 0 it doesn't shut off the PCIMax which is what I would expect it to do. Instead I shut down the system to have it shut off.


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If you are getting the "unresolved symbols" error during installation of the linux driver, it may be due to "module versions." Try:

grep -i modversions /usr/src/linux/.config

If you see

CONFIG_MODVERSIONS=y

then that is the problem.

I have fixed the problem and will submit the patch to Marko et al. If you can't wait for the fix to make its way to the official places, let me know and I will help you out!

mcb

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I am running Fedora Core2 (red hat) linux. I found the linux drivers for the pcimax plus. I have a pcimax 2004 and want to try them out.

I unpacked the drivers and tried to run make but there is no configure script and make returns:

# make
Makefile:5: /usr/src/linux/.config: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/linux/.config'. Stop.

insmod ./pcmax.o returns this error:

# insmod -f ./pcmax.o
insmod: error inserting './pcmax.o': -1 Invalid module format

Does anyone have redhat drivers or a way for me to build them?
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The 2004 driver is in the works by a guy in Switzerland.
September is the release date.

The plus driver won't work, really. The latest linux support
works with PCI MAX Ultra.

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