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Re: soundcard + nic
The NIC is usually easier to move.
>From what I can tell, the AWE64 is an ISA card, and I believe purely
plug-and-play (I think this is pretty good info). This means you have
relatively little control over it.
ASSUMING the NIC is an ISA card (not a really good assumption, but not
horrible in *this* case), with the NIC there should have been a disk
with configuration program (DOS based). That program should allow you
to disable the Plug and Play stuff and set the card to a particular
setting. Now set the card to either 300/10 or 240/9 (the two non-PNP
options OpenBSD supports). Don't forget to reserve the IRQ for an ISA
card so that any PCI cards don't end up using it (assuming you have
If you setup disk is missing for this NIC, you have a problem, though
if you punch the identifying numbers on the biggest chip on the card
into your favorite search engine, you can often find a downloadable
setup program that will work.
IF the NIC is a PCI card, the IRQs used are completely under the
control of your BIOS and hardware...and unfortunately, many machines
give you minimal or no control over it. However, this doesn't seem
very likely, as if the machine has PCI slots, the PNP BIOS should have
detected the sound card and kept the PCI slots off IRQ 5.
In the future, when you have hardware questions on a somewhat
functioning machine, please include a dmesg output. It would REALLY
have simplified my answer (both your reading it and my writing it.
BOTH points are of significant advantage to you), as I could see all
kinds of info, like whether the cards in question were ISA or PNP,
whether your machine had a PNP BIOS, etc.
Welcome to OpenBSD! 8-)
(who seems to be on a dmesg kick lately)
> i have an awe64 soundcard, and a ne2000 nic
> both try to use the same irq (5)
> how can i tell the nic (or the soundcard, dont care much) to use a
> different irq, so that they would both work?
> i am really new to openbsd (3 weeks), so i am sorry if this is a lame
> any help would be appreciated