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Date:      Mon, 19 Aug 1996 20:27:05 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        "Jeffrey M. Metcalf" <>
Subject:   Re: Mysterious device probe error
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Please remove the "joseph_m._o'connor" cc: until they fix their machine. 
It just rejects sendmail sessions. 

On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Jeffrey M. Metcalf wrote: 

>      After installing FreeBSD on a Pentium 100 machine, a disturbing 
>      message appeared during the hardware probe.  
>      Aug 14 14:26:30 joes /kernel: pci0:11: CMD, device=0x0640, 
>      class=storage (ide) [no driver assigned]

This is _perfectly_ normal and may be ignored.  See, my machine does it

pci0:12:    CMD, device=0x0640, class=storage (ide) int a irq 14 [no 
driver assigned]

It means that the CMD controller doesn't have a specific driver to go with
it (and it doesn't).  Notice that the wdc0 driver works fine (which
interfaces through the generic IDE interface).

>      The full device probe is shown below.  I was wondering if the message
>      would be indicative of a CDROM problem I noticed.  When copying
>      large programs from the mounted CDROM, the system would hang
>      indefinitely.  A keyboard lockup would occur and a forced reboot
>      would be necessary.  Do these symtoms (and/or message) suggest the
>      possibility of a simple recurring problem with an easy fix?

Don't know about that.  Sounds more like a cable or controller or IRQ
clash than just a missing driver.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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