Subject: Re: Uh-oh: 3c5x9 with install/generic doubleprobes!
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Jonathan R. Hinds <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/20/2000 23:38:24
I have had the exact same problem installing 1.4.1 onto three machines
with 3c5x9 isa cards. Both ep0 and ep1 do not work. The boot-tiny.fs does
not have the isapnp stuff and so I have been using that now to install
onto machines with these cards.


On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> I have several 3c509B cards in machines here.  These cards are in PnP mode,
> either new out of the box or set that way with the DOS configuration utility.
> With -current install or GENERIC kernels (i386, but I assume this problem
> exists on other ports that support ISA) they double-probe, once with the
> ISA attachment and once with the ISAPnP attachment.  The card gets
> initialized twice and neither the resulting ep0 nor ep1 actually work.
> I'm pretty sure that when the isapnp front-end to 'ep' was added care was
> taken to ensure that this couldn't happen.  Anyway, 1.5 will not be
> installable for folks with ISA 3Com cards if this isn't fixed, so I suggest
> that whoever broke it, fix it. :-)
> -- 
> Thor Lancelot Simon	                            
> 	"And where do all these highways go, now that we are free?"