Subject: Re: FDDI: PC/BIOS and MTU
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Hal Murray <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/01/1999 02:25:51
> I have got to deal with these machines as well. You have to turn on
> DMA manually for each board in the BIOS (default is off, even for
> Compaq netelligent (intel based) boards ! :)

Thanks.  I poked around and only found a per-bus flag rather than 
one per board.

> The BIOS is supposed to turn it on, though some driver explicitely set the
> bit to '1', just to be sure.

I checked various drivers.  Most of them turn it on.  It looks like 
the same chunk of code was copied around. 

I was going to ask where that code was for the Tulip driver.  I couldn't 
find it.  Suprise.  It doesn't work either.