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Re: "ne0: device timeout" - problems (SOLVED)
On Sat, 1 Jun 2002 20:04:57 +0000 (GMT)
rabbit <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I recall having heard to disable this option for Linux and BSD, yes.
> That's probably why I had it disabled in the first place.
> I can understand that now it can be turned on safely, but that still
> doesn't explain why I had problems with the setting disabled...
> It would make more sense if it was the other way around ;)
Setting PNP OS to OFF means the BIOS sets up the PNP cards before the OS
loads. Unsurprisingly the BIOS often does a poor job of this, but it was
necessary before Linux and BSD had support for PNP. Now they do, and you
can let the OS sort it out.
Turning it ON actually disables this code in the BIOS, making it the
sparc sun4c stuff:
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