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Re: AWE64 and isapnp in kernel

On Mon, 1 Oct 2001 18:20:16, Jason Boxman wrote
>On Monday 01 October 2001 06:07 pm, Jerome Cornet wrote:
>>     Hi there,
>> I have some troubles using the linux 2.4 isapnp support with an awe64.
>> I use the kernel-image-2.4.9-586 from http://people.debian.org/~bunk/debian
>> When I look at the kernel messages, I can see that the isapnp correctly
>> detects the card, but when I load the sb module the card is not found.

>I also get the "increasing port range" message with my old classic SB16 PnP 

Apparently this is not an issue; looking at the kernel sources 
( http://lxr.linux.no/source/drivers/pnp/quirks.c#L135 )
a hack is called for some PnP cards, including the SB16 and AWE32/64 because 
they use 3 i/o ports instead of 1 and the PnP discovery sequence can discover 
only 1 per card -more exactly 1 per service on a card-
So the "increasing port range" doesn't bother me that much.

The problem is more that the card is supposedly detected by the isapnp 
subsystem (hence the messages before) but the sb driver does not detect it.

I am thinking more and more of a problem in the kernel itself, rather that a 
misinstallation (because it works well using isapnptools) or a debian package 
(kernel config) issue.


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