[olug] eth0 question
thechunk at home.com
Tue Aug 28 19:56:43 UTC 2001
I am no kernel hacker but here goes.
isa pnp is not anything like pci plug and play. I don't think you can manually configure a pci card. it isn't an option. older isa cards gave you the option. You could configure the card so it didn't conflict or you could run in in a plug and play mode where the bios would assign its values. kernels in the 2.2 series required quite a bit to set these values. you had to do a pnpdump of the isa bus and configure a startup file identifying hardware and irqs and io ranges. It stunk. recently I changed my soundcard back to a headache free sb awe64 and found that the 2.4 kernel has greatly improved its pnp support. It was as easy as with a pci device. I have ran net cards with pnp disabled cause that is what I had to do to get them working. I have a feeling that 2.4 might handle them fine. but who knows.
On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 02:38:47PM -0700, Mike Peterson wrote:
> Are you referring to BIOS PnP or Ethernet card PnP settings?
> On a gateway p75 I had to leave PnP enabled under Redhat for it to see a
> 3COM ISA card.
> I also do dual booting, but leave PnP turned on in the BIOS and on the PCI
> cards and all works fine.
> With Redhat 7.1, Mandrake 8.1 beta and Conectiva 7, I am not dual booting
> and they are having problems detecting cards that Coyote likes fine.
> The two cards I was working with are Netgear FA-710TX and Realtek 8029.
> I am currently burning in the system on Windows 2000 Pro to see if I have
> motherboard or RAM problems.
> I had to remove the 96 MB RAM and put it in another system and I increased
> the base RAM to 128 MB.
> I had a suggestion of changing the PCI slots for the 2.4 kernel Linux
> releases and I will do that near the end of the week.
> I have 2 servers running Redhat 7.1 and they are working fine.
> The system I am having trouble with is a system that I use to test NIC
> The original question below was about Redhat 7.0 and they had disable PnP on
> the card.
> Should they not also disable PnP in the CMOS also then?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mat Caughron" <mat at caughron.com>
> To: "Mike Peterson" <mpeterson at charles.coxatwork.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 11:41 AM
> Subject: RE: [olug] eth0 question
> > Mike:
> > Various how-to's for ethernet card support for linux require that PnP be
> > turned off. It is one of the major obstacles to a smoothly dual-booting
> > Win/Linux PC.
> > Regards,
> > Mat Caughron
> > Proteron LLC
> > On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Mike Peterson wrote:
> > > Is it an ISA card?
> > > Why did you disable PNP?
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Tom [mailto:huber28 at home.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:51 AM
> > > To: olug at bstc.net
> > > Subject: [olug] eth0 question
> > >
> > >
> > > I just installed RH 7.0 and have sound card and printer working fine.
> > > But on load it says Starting eth0 then says Delaying eth0 and fails.
> > > It is a EtherEZ SMC8416T card and from DOS screen I did run utility to
> > > disable the PNP.
> > > Any ideas on either problem would be appreciated. I am running a
> > > 166 with 64meg ram and 15G HD.
> > >
> > > Thank Tom
> > >
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