[PlanetCCRMA] a curious question about kernels and irqs...

Aaron Trumm aaron@nquit.com
Fri Oct 10 14:20:02 2003

I just ran across this again - I have a question about this stuff, because 
I've moved this card around, and also I THINK I may have assigned it an irq 
in the bios (the bios documentation is typically unclear) - 

is it possible for the kernel to override the bios/hardware irq settings and 
do what it wants?

On Wednesday 01 October 2003 18:16, Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > so if I could change these irq assignments, I might be in business.  but,
> > like the man of yesterday with a similar question, I don't know how to do
> > this.  I went into the BIOS (it's a SOYO mother board) and found that the
> > best I could do was set irq's to "pci" or "reserved" - they were already
> > set to "pci"  - wha?
> >
> > clearly the kernel is picking irq's - does anyone know how to adjust
> > this?
> If the BIOS does not let you choose you should move the card to a
> different slot (if you have any left). You may also try booting without
> ACPI as the interuupt routings may be different (add "acpi=off" to the
> kernel boot line in /boot/grub/grub.conf)
> BTW, what is the chipset (or driver) that the ethernet card uses?
> -- Fernando
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Aaron Trumm