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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

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More Time for me to talk to TI/Acer

Re: None Clean resource allocation is hard (David Hinds)
Date: 1999, Nov 30
From: Jason M. Sullivan Jason0x21

Thanks for the info. I did more checking on the websites that TI/Acer have for the TravelMate series, and in their doumentation for setting up a PCMCIA ethernet card, they say to use the very port that the linux pcmcia package is picking, so it looks like there's a conflict in their documentation as well. :-)

Looks like I'm gonna be bugging Acer now. Thanks again!

Clean resource allocation is hard

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