forcing a pci nic to use a different irq?
I have a two computer home LAN set up. I cannot get the machines to see
each other (i.e., neither can ping the other).
When I try to ping the other computer, it looks as though information is
leaving, but not coming back, since the activity lights on my switch flash
when I run ping.
According to the Ethernet HOWTO, the most common cause of this problem is
an IRQ conflict. This seems believable, because...
0: 42726 XT-PIC timer
1: 2024 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
4: 12012 XT-PIC
5: 3 XT-PIC soundblaster
11: 5986 XT-PIC sym53c8xx, eth0
12: 4799 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
14: 2 XT-PIC ide0
You can see that both my SCSI controller and my ethernet card live on IRQ
How can I force this card not to use IRQ 11? My ethernet drivers are
compiled into the kernel. So I tried doing this from the LILO prompt:
It totally ignored the parameter, and loaded on IRQ 11 anyway. So then I
tried adding the following line to /etc/lilo.conf
Then I *ran lilo*, rebooted, but the result was the same: the card still
loads on IRQ 11.
The card *used* to work fine. In fact it just started having this
problem, and I can't figure out why.
Thanks for any help,
Matt Garman, email@example.com
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