Subject: Re: DELL Latitude and 3c589
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <email@example.com>
From: Feico Dillema <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/27/2000 19:12:02
On Thu, Jan 27, 2000 at 11:40:03AM -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> Thus spake Juergen Tritthardt
> > /sbin/ifconfig ep1 inet ... netmask ...
> > switched on the LED of the adaptor and gave me the output
> > pcmcia0: card irq 9
> I notice that the boot disk that works gives me irq 5 but the kernel I
> build gives me irq 9.
In my experience such problems are generally due to an IRQ conflict.
Does your laptop BIOS have settings to reserve IRQs for non-pnp ISA
hardware? In that case, my guess is that IRQ 9 (== IRQ 2, BTW) is
already taken by some piece of builtin hardware without NetBSD knowing
about it. You could also try to build a kernel with your network card
hardwired to irq 5 and see whether that helps, but I think you should
be able to fix this by playing with your BIOS settings.