Re: via 6420 pata/sata controller

From: Kamil Okac
Date: Sun Apr 18 2004 - 18:15:40 EST

>Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
>> On Tuesday 30 of March 2004 15:24, Zdenek Tlusty wrote:
>>>I have problem with via 6420 controller under linux (I have mandrake 9.1
>>>with kernel 2.4.25 with libata patch version 16).
>>>This controller has two sata and one pata channels. Sata channel works fine
>>>with libata. My problem is with pata channel. I have pata hard disk on this
>>>controller. Bios of the controller detected this disk but linux did not.
>>>What is the current status of the driver for this controller?
>>>Thank you for your time.
>> There are some patches floating around adding support for VT6410
>> (not VT6420) to generic IDE PCI driver. This controller may also work
>> with generic IDE PCI driver (PCI VendorID/ProductID needs to be added
>> to drivers/ide/pci/generic.h and drivers/ide/pci/generic.c).
>VT 6420 should be added to via82cxxx.c, since it does the necessary bus
>setup and such. AFAICS it is programmed just like all the other VIA
>PATA controllers.
>> BTW Does anybody has contacts in VIA?
>Sure... I'll check my VT 6420 cards as well. It should just be another
>PCI id added to via82cxxx.c.
> Jeff


I tried to modify via82cxxx.c and .h, but was unsuccessful. Has anyone got it to work properly?

Kamil Okac
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