Subject: Re: NetBSD vs. SoundBlaster 16PnP
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/04/1996 17:33:49
>From: Matthias Scheler <>
>Date: Sat, 2 Nov 1996 21:54:41 +0100 (MET)

>I've two questions about using NetBSD with a SoundBlaster 16 PnP:
>1.) I know that the SB 16 support is not finished. Will a SB 16 in
>    8Bit mode with the existing driver?

Yes, but from what I've read the quality is poor.

>2.) The damned card uses PnP and I didn't find a way to disable it.
>    Is there any way to make NetBSD recognize it's IRQ except
>    making a good guess and compiling it into the kernel? Or does
>    anybody know a way to hardwire the card to cerntain parameters?

NetBSD doesn't (yet) have any Plug 'n Pr^Hlay support, so there's no
way to make the system find the IRQ automatically.

PnP SB16s I've seen had no way to hardwire resource assignments.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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