[vortex] Re: [3c509] IRQ 0 on PCI card

Paul Wilson wilsonp@accnet.net.au
Sun, 19 Nov 2000 14:38:18 +1100

I'm wondering if  I use another PCI NIC (tulip.o) will I get same problem
ie is it the BIOS PCI PnP settings forcing this IRQ zero.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Becker" <becker@scyld.com>
To: "Paul Wilson" <paul.wilson@accnet.net.au>
Cc: <vortex@scyld.com>
Sent: Sunday, 19 November 2000 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [3c509] IRQ 0 on PCI card

On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Paul Wilson wrote:

> > eth1: 3Com 3c905B Cyclone 100baseTx at 0x5800,  00:10:5a:6d:31:a3, IRQ 0
> >  *** Warning: IRQ 0 is unlikely to work! ***
> Thanks I have reposted to vortex and I will try get BIOS make and version
> is at a mates place
> Do you know of other BIOS settings that influence this behaviour.
> eg Do I switch all IRQ to PCI some are reserved for ISA!

You must have at least one free IRQ for the PCI bus.  You can't assign all
to the ISA bus.

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
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