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# 8  
Old 04-13-2001
File log messages is a text file. You cannot read it by executing /var/adm/messages from the command line.

To view /var/adm/messages, you must either use an editor (like vi, emacs) or use another tool such as more or (believe-it-or-not) the less command.


more /var/adm/messages

# 9  
Old 04-13-2001

Ah ha, there we go ok

local host Kernel Error: Illegal request --(sense Key=0x05)

local host Kernel Invalid field in command packet -- casc=0x24,ascq=0x00

local host Kernel The Failded "Start/Stop Unit" Packet command was:

local host kernel "lb 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00"

Error in command packet byte 4 bit0

hdc: packet command error: error = 0x54

There are the error's or failure's I found when I VI'd the log messages, thanks this is a great site Linux is hard to learn and you guys help so much Smilie
Any suggestions?
# 10  
Old 04-14-2001
check your BIOS. your PCMCIA bridge must be set to PCIC mode in your BIOS setup. Do not use Cardbus/16-bit or auto-detect.

# 11  
Old 04-15-2001

How do I check my BIOS? I have tried looking in the linuxconf and in my etc/rc.d files but find nothing? I'm extremely new at all this and am slowly learning have to say it is fun and this site is a big help. Thanx.

Monkette Smilie
# 12  
Old 04-16-2001
How do I check my BIOS? I have tried looking in the linuxconf and in my etc/rc.d files but find nothing? I'm extremely new at all this and am slowly learning have to say it is fun and this site is a big help. Thanx.
Ok. so you couldn't find BIOS in these directory. never mind. I will tell you how to access BIOS in your computer.

The BIOS(Basic Input Output System) is built-in software that determines what a computer can do without accessing programs from a disk(HDD, FDD, CD). BIOS gives the computer a little built-in starter kit to run the rest of softwares from hard disks (or FDD, CD). The BIOS is responsible for booting the computer by providing a basic set of instructions. It performs all the tasks that need to be done at start-up time: POST (Power-On Self Test, booting an operating system from FDD or HDD). Furthermore, it provides an interface to the underlying hardware for the operating system in the form of a library of interrupt handlers. For instance, each time a key is pressed, the CPU (Central Processing Unit) perform an interrupt to read that key. This is similar for other input/output devices (Serial and parallel ports, video cards, sound cards, hard disk controllers, etc...).

Computers display instructions while the system is booting on how to access the system BIOS. A key usually accesses the BIOS or you will need to press a combination of keys before the Operating System begins to load. Some common keys are ESC, F1, F2, F10, Ctrl-Del, or Del. For more information, check the documentation that came with your computer.

I think for gateway it is F1 Key(or whatch your monito while system boots up. it will show press <Key> to enter setup.)

ok now now press F1 key while system boot. yep you are there. now all things are menu driven and easy follow.

now set Controller Mode in PC CARD section to PCIC Compatible. Also disable PNP(Plug 'n Pray Smilie ). it is in PNP section. now save all changes and reboot system. if it gives same error in system log(or any error) come back to us. let us see how far we can go!

read http://linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/PCMCIA-HOWTO.html
# 13  
Old 04-17-2001
Ok On my system it is f2,

I disabled the PNP but can not set the controller Mode as there is no PC Card Section though when in KDE I look at PCI there is a PCI Bridge. I'm not sure how to access the controller mode to change to PCIC Compatible. I have tried to log on to the internet anyhow and of course no go, I am still getting this error cannot activate changes:
(meaning I cannot change the IP address, netmask, etc.)
Error things to do:

Executing \etc\rc3.d\S60lpd start.

I am also getting this message when I boot up lpd initialized but then lpd 2001-04-17-08:42.20.002 Get_Local_Host hostname webmaster.frenchiephotos bad

then when I shut down I get these errors:

Stopping lpd failed.

I have to somehow fix this error to be able to change the IP address to the correct one. I think I'm typing in my hostname the wrong way as well. I don't really have a hostname I know in Window's you don't even need one, do they mean the adapter address instead of hostname? Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it!! SmilieSmilie
Turning off swap failed.
# 14  
Old 04-18-2001
Did you add the new name and IP to /etc/hosts
it's entry should be something like this.       localhost       webmaster       webmaster.frenchiephotos.com

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