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Conflicts found in /proc/interrupts

My soundcard is malfunctioning because of a conflict with my network-card.
I quote to a conversation with Greg Folkert:
   I used to use 3com cards all the time. Then the 3c905a/b debacle with
Microsoft "demanding" 3com
   change the PnP/PCI configuration process. Supposedly "fixed" in the
3c905c cards. NOT! Made it even
   worse, Windows couldn't use them without resetting the PnP config in
BIOS and forcing removal of the
   NIC(in windows) and replacing any cached "INF" files in %
WINDOWSROOT%/INF, before you reset the
   BIOS. This only happened on a few machines. Usually the ones that had a
problem NIC (earlier 3c905)
   and was replaced by the vendor with the 3c905c.

   This really killed any respect for 3com with me. The worst part of the
problem, your NIC never gets fully
   initialized by Linux... nor Windows.

   Sure it works, but not great. The only way you can make more sure that
the card is init'd properly is:

   In BIOS, there should be a setting that says "PnP OS Installed" or "OS
is PnP ready". Change it to NO.
   That way the BIOS fully initializes the PCI Bus and anything else
needing it.
Does anyone know a way around this problem without buying a NIC from
another company than 3Com?
I have one other conflict-option. Ensoniq AudioPCI and nvidia. Can they
run together without disturbing eachother?

Further details found in output of the commands 'cat /proc/interrupts' and

Regards Vegard

 hjem:~# cat /proc/interrupts
    0:     522171          XT-PIC  timer
    1:         1566          XT-PIC  keyboard
    2:               0          XT-PIC  cascade
    4:         7295          XT-PIC  serial
    8:               4          XT-PIC  rtc
  10:               0          XT-PIC  usb-uhci
  11:     311312          XT-PIC  nvidia
  12:         1052          XT-PIC  Ensoniq AudioPCI, eth0        <<<<<
Here's the conflict
  14:       16265          XT-PIC  ide0
  15:             22          XT-PIC  ide1
NMI:               0
LOC:     522125
ERR:               1
MIS:                0

hjem:~# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host
bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP
bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M
[Tornado] (rev 74)
0000:00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97]
(rev 08)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV15 [GeForce2
GTS/Pro] (rev a3)

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