Subject: Re: stray interrupt 7
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Tom T. Thai <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/05/1998 03:45:42
did you enable the parallel port in the Kernel?

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Thomas T. Thai          Infomedia Interactive Communications             TEL 612.376.9090 * FAX 612.376.9087

On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, Todd Whitesel wrote:

> > You probably have two devices configured to use IRQ 7.  Sometimes people
> > have their sound card and their parallel port set to IRQ 7.  To avoid
> > confusing NetBSD, you should change the IRQ on one of your devices (set
> > the SoundCard to IRQ 9 or something)
> I also get this message, but my sound card is using irq 5 and 9 according to
> dmesg. There is nothing connected to the parallel port, and I'm definitely
> not using the sound card while I run sysinst.
> I filtered the dmesg output and there are no duplicate irq's listed.
> This is always with a sysinst and tarballs built from -current. Every few
> times I get a good 'make build' of -current, I build a distribution and
> try installing it onto a second HD, to ensure that I could use it as a
> snapshot to restore my -current machine after a disaster.
> If I perform the exact same "installation test" with 1.3.2, I get no such
> messages about "stray interrupt 7".
> The only difference other than 1.3.2 bootfloppy+tarballs versus -current
> bootfloppy+tarballs, is that the installation media for 1.3.2 is ATAPI
> CD-ROM, and the media for -current is ATAPI ZIP 100.
> Todd Whitesel
> toddpw @