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    SubjectRe: aha1542 vs. AVision 6240 scanner
    On Mon, 13 Oct 1997, Stephen Williams wrote:

    > I'm having trouble with 2.1.57, and aha1542 and an AVision 6240 scanner.
    > The SCSI card is being located just fine, but doing the SCSI bus probe,
    > II am just getting a stream of error messages like these:
    > aha1542_out failed(2): Sending DID_RESET for target 6
    > [...] aborting command due to timeout [...]

    I get these with a dying cdrom. Sounds like probably a bad cable or
    unterminated device. My guess is on lack of termination.
    Which 1542? <none>, A, B, or C?
    (I have both A and B models - apparently 1542C has some advanced
    termination options.)

    > It seems to be locating the device, but can't read it. I am willing
    > to guess hardware troubles (i.e. cable) but I was wondering if there
    > are any known troubles with this card or device.

    My computer had depended on this controller for the last 5 years... Can't
    say as I've seen too many problems :)
    (not anymore - now running aha2940UW... <g>. Works fine as long as you
    don't enable any of the enhancements :)

    Though I still use the 1542 to run that dying CDrom... I'd rather not
    upgrade the cable :) It shares with 2940UW just fine without change.

    G'day, eh? :)
    - Teunis

    [incidentally, it's nice running an OS that can handle multiple SCSI
    controllers properly :]

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