ethernet cards

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Sun Nov 23 10:03:38 EST 2003

and what really sucks is I cant even get into the bios setup proggie 
since that requires an os supporting realmode dos and I currently have 
linux installed on this machine. stupid compaq. I'l;l look at their 
site maybe I can find some kind of bootdisk or maybe (I doubt it 
though) a bios setup for *nix. well it does say '...if you are using 
unix, please insert your compaq diag disk..." when I try to enter 
On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:22:32AM +1000, Geoff Shang wrote:
> Alex Snow wrote:
> > this is weird bc I thought pci was supposed to assign ircs to the
> > hardware in order to prevent conflicts such as those present in
> > non-pnp isa...
> It is.  Which is why I think it's a little strange.  Of course, if you have
> an ISA device, it's not very clear to me how to tell the PCI IRQ allocation
> process not to use that particular IRQ.
> The weird thing in this case of yours is that IDE controllers are on pretty
> standard IRQs and I find it odd that those were allocated to a PCI device.
> Perhaps show us the output of "lspci -v"?
> Geoff.
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