[mythtv] hdparm

Joe mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 07:46:43 -0700

It sounds like your IDE controller is not supported. Check the 
/var/log/messages looking for like:

 kernel: SIS5513: detected chipset, but driver not compiled in!

The SIS5513 is my chipset. I'm not sure about your mother board. I had a 
problem with the MSI recently. Try the 2.4.20 kernel out and the new VIA 
controllers have been added.

Robert Dege wrote:

>I know this isn't a "direct" myth issue, but it's pissing me off cuz I
>can't find a solution.
>I'm trying to build a dedicated Myth-box.  I got myself the Shuttle SK41G
>XPC, and a 100GB WD HD.  I ordered an 80GB, but the reseller was kind
>enough to send me a 100GB, while only billing me for the 80 :)
>Anyways, I do a RedHat 7.3 install.  After the install, I check hdparm -t
>/dev/hda.  I'm only getting 6MB/s,  it's like PIO mode 0!  So I
>immediately try to set dma -> 1, and I get an error message saying that
>the operation is not permitted.  It defaults back to zero.
>I used the Knoppix boot disk, with the same results.... and gentoo.  So
>I'm starting to think it's a hardware problem.  So I swap out the HD & use
>the Knoppix/gentoo boot disks.  Same hdparm result, dma -> 1 not
>permitted.  I also did a bunch of BIOS tweaks/test/reset to defaults/etc
>but nothing helped.
>I decide to use SiSoft Sandra for additional HD info.  So I install XP,
>get SiSoft Sandra up & running.  Device Manager shows XP using UDMA Mode
>5, and SiSoft Sandra reports about 40MB/s with sequential read/write.  I
>reboot with the knoppix boot CD & am still getting 6MB/s with hdparm -t
>wtf is going on??  what am I missing?
>So Many Things in Life Would Be Really Funny
>.... If They Weren't Happening To Me
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