NCR53C815 vs Tulip: sharing IRQ fails

Søren Friis-Nielsen
Mon Mar 22 08:35:10 1999

It sounds to ass if you have a BIOS configuration problem. If your
motherboard is fairly new it should be possible for you to set the IRQ's
for the PCI slots manually in the BIOS.


On Mon, 22 Mar 1999, Hardware Stuff wrote:

> Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 03:06:21 -0800
> From: Hardware Stuff <>
> To:, ncr53c810@Colorado.EDU
> Subject: NCR53C815 vs Tulip:  sharing IRQ fails
> I have a system that's not short on IRQs, but in which the BIOS
> insists on giving the DTC 3130B NCR53C815 and the D-Link DFE500-Tx
> 21040 the same IRQ.  The NCR53C815 reports obtaining a shared IRQ and
> functions fine, while it's impossible to ifconfig the Tulip.  It's an
> i386 2.0.36 kernel with the latest patches for the NCR.
> I'm be happy if I could force either card to a different IRQ, but
> nothing has worked yet.  Has anyone had this setup working?
> Suggestions?