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Re: mysterious problem with NICs, isapnp, and modutils

Yeah Actually there is a misterious config file. IF!!!!! you gave modconf an argument to pass to the module. like IRQ=5
If you did, then the file you seek to distroy is in /etc/modconf/{name of device] or it could be /etc/modules/[name of device]
I'm at work now and I don't have debian handy. ARG !!!!!!!!!
hope you get it to work. I had the darnedest time trying to get my sb.o module to work. the only time it would work is when I setup my card to use IRQ 5 and only 5. even if i passwd the driver an IRQ=7 or 6 the driver would only work with the sound card and the driver talking on irq 5. I hope you don't have the same problem with the NIC's arg.... I wasn't a happy camper. <GRIN>
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 1:26 AM
Subject: mysterious problem with NICs, isapnp, and modutils

ok, this is driving me crazy.
first, let me catch you up to speed.
I am installing debian on a 486 with 2 NE2000 ISA PNP NICs.  During installation, I use isapnp to get one of them initialized, and set it up as eth0 during the install.  no problems.
I set it up to use io 0x240 and irq 5
now, I use pnpdump and generate a new isapnp file, go in and set up the two cards like this:
io 0x240 irq 3
io 0x280 irq 5
I edited the "ne" file in modutils to load eth0 and eth1, with the above settings.
I reboot, and the NE2000 module finds a card a 0x240, and then uses irq 5 for it?!?!?
At that point I had no working NIC
So I went back and set everything up to just use one NIC, with io 0x240 and irq 3
still, the module tries to load the card as 0x240 and irq 5.
When I did the install of debian, did it create some config file somewhere that I dont know about?  Because I seem to be making all the correct changes and my system is totally ignoring them.
any ideas?

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