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Forum: PCMCIA Installation and Configuration Issues
Re: Question Which is *preferred*, PnP or not? (Steve Snyder)
Date: 1999, Nov 11
From: David Hinds <>

On Thu, Nov 11, 1999 at 01:35:24PM -0800, Steve Snyder wrote:
> If you reply to this message at, include:
> In-Reply-To: <"/pcmcia/install/8">
> I currently do not have PnP enabled in my Linux v2.2.1x kernel, but can
> enable it if needed. So... which state does pcmcia-cs v3.1.x prefer, PnP
> enabled or disabled?

It should almost never matter.  The PnP support in the Linux kernel is
for handling ISA PnP devices... and most laptops don't have any of
these.  The 3.1 PCMCIA packages have optional PnP BIOS support, which
is somewhat different: this is a mechanism for talking to the BIOS to
get resource information about non-PnP devices.  Laptops generally
have lots of non-PnP devices, so this is often a useful capability;
however, PnP BIOS access causes trouble on some systems, so I don't
enable this by default.

-- Dave

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