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Forum: PCMCIA Installation and Configuration Issues
Re: Question Machine Reboots on high volume network traffic (Jason M. Sullivan)
Re: None Disabling IO probing is a bad idea (David Hinds)
Date: 1999, Nov 30
From: Jason M. Sullivan Jason0x21

Ok, I got the card working with a minimal amount of frittering around, but one question remains. The port scan picked up a port that seemed to work (or worked much better than the previous ones), but my memory map lists that as in use by MIDI. I suppose I need to check and see if I can play a MIDI tune while accssing the nextwork, but the question is this:

How does the port actually get asigned? Does it just look for a "free" port?, and tell the card where to respond?

If that's the case, I'm guessing I should probably exclude the MIDI port?


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Re: More Working now, but one last question (Jason M. Sullivan)
Date: 1999, Nov 30
From: David Hinds <>

The drivers try to avoid clashes with known devices, but the Linux
kernel currently does not make this particularly easy.  If you have a
fairly recent PCMCIA package and compile it with PnP BIOS support
enabled, it will generally do a better job of this, because the BIOS
may know more about the resources used by your devices than the Linux
kernel.  However, PnP BIOS calls cause problems on some systems, so I
don't enable this by default.

You should exclude the MIDI ports if the PCMCIA drivers are trying to
reuse them.  

-- Dave
1. More Time for me to talk to TI/Acer by Jason M. Sullivan, 1999, Nov 30
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