Once I get everything to work as planned, I'll post a link to documentation.If anyone else can input some help here, it would be greatly appreciated. A backup utility is installed which recognized my Seagate STT20000A tape drive.We installed this software so you don’t have to — really, don’t try this at home. it will scan your computer for drivers for free, and then you can pay $30 to receive free automatic driver updates for a year. The program starts out claiming to be by a “Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.” This doesn’t actually mean Microsoft has placed their stamp of approval on this utility.It then attempts to install other junk software you won’t want."sudo blkid" "mount" I would be using to check if device is detected by Linux and if it is mounted somewhere already. I'm not completely finished with working this out on one of our DL 380 G4 servers, however if you want to jump start your drive not getting recognized, this is what I am doing - so far.Background: Trying to turn a HP DL 380 G4 server into an Ubuntu 8.04.1 Bacula backup machine. What I've done so far: First try to see with : # lsscsi Mine looked something like this: # lsscsi [0:0:0:0] * *cd/dvd *TEAC * * DW-224E-B * * * *C.6F */dev/scd0 # modprobe st If you get any error messages - stop. Otherwise - Do the following : # echo "engage scsi" /proc/driver/cciss/cciss0 Check dmesg again # dmesg Verify that you should have /dev/st0 and /dev/tape hardlink-ed to it (Should have automatically created for you ) Put the above 2 echo command to the /etc/rc.local so that it will be executed everytime the system start.[/list] The above can be applied to any tape drives connected to the Smart Array 5i (cciss). # lsscsi [0:0:0:0] * *cd/dvd *TEAC * * DW-224E-B * * * *C.6F */dev/scd0 [2:0:0:0] * *tape * *HP * * * Ultrium 4-SCSI * B34W */dev/st0 This may or may not help. I also installed everything I could find via synaptics/apt-get that had to do with hp, scsi and tape backups.
There’s no possible way we have “ancient” drivers from 2006 installed.If you play PC games, you do need to update your NVIDIA or AMD graphics drivers regularly — but that’s it.And both NVIDIA and AMD include automatic driver-updating tools along with the graphics drivers to make this easy.This is a standard type of hardware — you should never need to update this basic mouse driver; it’s included in Windows.
Here’s the thing — you don’t actually need to regularly update your drivers.
Like PC-cleaning programs, they try to charge you money for a service you don’t need.