I am runnig Red Hat 4.1, and have an onboard Adaptec 2940.
(it is actually called the 7850 because it is onboard)
When I recompile my kernel and reboot with the new kernel,
it gets to the SCSI init phase, and a line of garbage starts scrolling continuously accross the screen, it will stop, retry the device, and do it again. The scrolling message is something like 10.0mhz sync buf....
Sorry I cannot elaborate further at the moment, this was a few weeks ago. I someone can help me out, I can post further information.
Well, it is Red Hat 4.1, I believe the kernel I was compiling was 2.027 or something near that. I must boot into my Linux partition to check..