[parisc-linux] Re: C180 DINO/PCI problem; was: Help on install (1)

Grant Grundler grundler@puffin.external.hp.com
Sun, 29 Jul 2001 12:57:51 -0600

Reinhard Gimbel wrote:
> Expect the GRAPHICS(3) graphics adaptor (which is an EISA card)
> there is no expansion card installed in my C180. The 2 PCI slots
> are not occupied by expansion cards.
> On the other hand the C180 had a working HP-UX 10.20 as I bought
> it weeks ago. So there must be a software solution for the DINO
> problem.

Trust me. There isn't. On some of the boxes a HW workarond is possible.
But I'm not clear on if that ever got pushed out in replacement motherboards
to customers. I was under the impression the problem was "fixed" by
swapping for a motherboard with dino 3.1.

> > Perhaps...updating the firmware to the latest will not let
> > the system boot if in fact that's the case. remove all PCI
> > devices and then the system will boot.
> No PCI device to remove (as an expansion card) ...


> ... but how about a firmware update ? My box has firmware
> version 2.7. Is that o.k. so far? Or is there a newer firmware
> available ? The other questions is: Would a firmware upgrade
> help to solve my problem?

Definitely update. You want to know if your box is useable or not.

The FAQ has a nice section on firmware updates which I think
answers this set of questions.


Grant Grundler
parisc-linux {PCI|IOMMU|SMP} hacker