[ILUG] IRQ 7 and NIC's?
rcunniff at wilde.cs.tcd.ie
Thu Nov 22 20:41:39 GMT 2001
On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Wynne, Conor wrote:
> Hi lads and lassies,
> Now before I begin, the NIC may actually be faulty but before I go
> pulling systems apart...
> Is IRQ 7 cool for Linux or is it "hardcoded" for ISA (LPT) ? The system
> I have has no LPT ports, however, I am wondering whether LINUX has any
> issues with this.
> Just wondering coz I am playing with the box anyway. I have two nics,
> eth0 and eth1 obviously. eth1 comes up cool, however eth0 does not.
> Cables are verified and links are there, switch is also fine. Both nics
> use identical chipsets and drivers are very much up to date.
> Jus' wunderin.
What's the BIOS doing? If it won't let you disable LPT, you may be
screwed, because then it's already marked as being in use before Linux
What's the nature of the beast/NIC? I have met a problem with some
braindead cards that *refuse* to use 7, because <sound of shotgun being
loaded> *everybody* knows <click> that it's being used by LPT1. <BANG>
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