ide problems (kt400), left hand mouse, dvorak

Ville Vainio vivainio at
Sun Sep 19 19:47:12 UTC 2004


Just made a clean install of ubuntu after runnung Sarge/2.6.7 kernel for 
a while. I have the follwing problems, starting with the easiest ones to 

I wasn't given a choice of Dvorak keyboard in installation (unlike 
debian-installer did w/ sarge). Had to type login info in qwerty, not 
comfortable and had to pick a crappy password.

Left-handed mouse doesn't work. If I switch to left-handed mouse, I 
still need to open the menus with LMB, but releasing the button over the 
menu item doesn't work, I have to click RMB over the item (i.e. I need 
to hold down both buttons). Using right hand mouse with left hand for now.

And now, the biggest problem: I can't see my PATA drive (hda). I boot 
from PATA kinda ok (/boot is /dev/hda1), with the root system on SATA. 
Interestingly, SATA is now sda, it was hde on Sarge.

Here's some interesting snippets from dmesg:

SCSI subsystem initialized
libata version 1.02 loaded.
sata_sil version 0.54
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:13.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 209
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:13.0 to 64
ata1: SATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0xE081D080 ctl 0xE081D08A bmdma 0xE081D000 
irq 209ata2: SATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0xE081D0C0 ctl 0xE081D0CA bmdma 
0xE081D008 irq 209ata1: dev 0 cfg 49:2f00 82:346b 83:7d01 84:4003 
85:3469 86:3c01 87:4003 88:207f
ata1: dev 0 ATA, max UDMA/133, 312581808 sectors: lba48
ata1(0): applying Seagate errata fix
ata1: dev 0 configured for UDMA/100
scsi0 : sata_sil
ata2: no device found (phy stat 00000000)
scsi1 : sata_sil
Using anticipatory io scheduler
  Vendor: ATA       Model: ST3160023AS       Rev: 3.18
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 05
SCSI device sda: 312581808 512-byte hdwr sectors (160042 MB)
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
 /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 p3 p4 < p5 p6 p7 p8 p9 >
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0


Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
hda: SAMSUNG SP1213N, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hdc: ATAPI 32X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 4096kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
hdd: ATAPI 48X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache


VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt8235 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci0000:00:11.1
VP_IDE: port 0x01f0 already claimed by ide0
VP_IDE: port 0x0170 already claimed by ide1
VP_IDE: neither IDE port enabled (BIOS)

<end dmesg>

The problem seems to be in the end - something claims ide0 and ide1 
instead of VP_IDE. I have ABIT KD7-S motherboard with SiI sata 
controller and 2 normal PATA channels. The problem might be in the 2.6.8 
kernel - I was running 2.6.7 in sarge, because 2.6.8 didn't boot at all.

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