Bug 3388 - Sndconfig can make /etc/pnpisa.conf cause problems between hardware
Summary: Sndconfig can make /etc/pnpisa.conf cause problems between hardware
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: isapnptools
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-06-10 14:48 UTC by fleck_work
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-01 21:34:28 UTC

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Description fleck_work 1999-06-10 14:48:28 UTC
I thought that sndconfig was the best thing to happent
to Red Hat linux ever.  And of course, I still do.
However, there are some problems.  My modem is IRQ 4
and my sound card (an ESS1868) is IRQ 5.  This never
causes problems, and not when I did the whole module
thing by hand in Slackware (3.6, 4.0).  What happened
here was that there was an error in the detection of
the card and I was to set it up manually.  I did and
I rebooted and it worked.  However, during system init,
there was an IO conflict with sound stuff.  I wasn't
really sure what effect it had or would have because
sound was working just fine.  Well when I tried to
use my modem at all, from anywhere (pppd, kppp, or
even minicom) it showed up as being "in use".  I was
like, great.  Not thinking this might be something
in /etc/isapnp.conf, I reinstalled Red Hat.  I did the
same thing AGAIN!  Agh!  This time I figured maybe
it was something in isapnp.conf so I deleted the
file and rebooted.  Now sound and modem work just
perfectly... Yae!

Maybe isapnp.conf isn't needed at all?

Glad to have reported this.  Again, it might be
a sysvinit or isapnptools package thing... so you
all over at RedHat Labs figure it out! :-)

------- Additional Comments From   06/11/99 10:11 -------
sorry about the problems here but i just noticed
my inconsistency in file naming!  holy krud!
the file name is /etc/isapnp.conf y'all

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-23 21:54:59 UTC
the problem with the modem could have been a lock file from
something else. As for the IO conflict, there have been reports
of problems with the original isapnptools-1.18; in Raw Hide
(our rolling development tree) there is an isapnptools-1.18-3
that hopefully fixes this.

You noted that rebooting without the isapnp.conf could help solve
the problem; if nothing resets the cards to a different configuration
(such as Windows98 might do), they should maintain the same
configuration across reboots.

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