speakup.i SCSI problems

Adam Myrow amyrow at midsouth.rr.com
Sun Dec 29 22:36:50 EST 2002

First question, why Slackware 8.0?  Is that all you have access to?
Slackware 8.1 fixed a lot of little annoyances with Slackware 8.0.  The
first of which is the aforementioned speakup.i kernel being compiled as
SMP.  The problem is that the modules supplied with Slackware are compiled
for a single processor system and the kernel is SMP.  This is a bad thing
in general.  In order to get any use out of the modules, they must be
replaced with the smp modules from the contrib CD.  I never compile for
SMP support because I've had odd behavior from it.  Another thing about
Slackware 8.0 was that its rc.modules script loads a lot of modules which
really don't need to be loaded if you have the options set up for
automatic loading of modules.  The rc.modules script in Slackware 8.1 will
only load a few modules by default.

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