FAQ for isapnptools
$Author: fox $
$Date: 2001/04/11 21:46:28 $
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about
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Where can I get the latest FAQ ?
What do isapnptools do ?
How do I use isapnptools to configure my ISA PnP cards ?
Who wrote/maintains isapnptools ?
What is the latest version, and where can I get it from ?
What version do I have ?
What about security ?
Can isapnptools be used to configure PCI hardware.
Is there a version of isapnptools for PCI ?
NT,WIN95,... works ok now, will running isapnp screw it up ?
Isn't there a better way to configure PnP cards ?
How do I find out if my card is supported ?
Where can I find out more ?
Is there a mailing list for isapnptools ?
My card works, but it's not in the Hardware-HOWTO (appendix C).
General - Fundamentals
What is a driver (module) ?
What is a logical device ?
General - Compilation/installation
What configuration options are there when compiling ?
I get lots of link errors
Why does make give a "segmentation violation" ?
I've got the binary distribution and the binaries won't run.
I get warnings about implicit declaration of snprintf when compiling.
I get './libisapnp.a: could not read symbols: ... add one' when cross compiling.
Problems compiling for 2.1.x kernels
I've upgraded my library/C-compiler and now have problems compiling the programs.
Problems compiling for 2.2.11 kernels
Can isapnptools be used with operating systems other than Linux.
What do I do if I think I've found a bug or got some other problem ?
How do I make a statically linked binary ?
How can I make a non-native binary ?
General - Running
Which kernel do I need ?
I get "Permission denied" when trying to run the programs.
The program crashes with a "Segmentation fault"
Where can I get example configuration files ?
How can I find out how the card is configured ?
Isapnp fails with error "Error occurred executing request 'ISOLATE' on or around line 13 --- further action aborted"
What is a good readport address to use ?
Pnpdump doesn't find all the PnP boards in the system.
Pnpdump doesn't find a particular board in the system.
Pnpdump messes up with more than one PnP board.
Pnpdump cannot see the boards after using the -r option.
Pnpdump reports "No boards found"
Pnpdump reports "Ident Byte x, (..) differs from resource data (..)"
Pnpdump reports "Unknown tag .., Resource data dump aborted"
What does "Don't know what to do with ... on or around line x" mean ?
What does "Error occurred executing request 'LD 2' on or around line..." mean ?
What does "End tag checksum 0xb8 (BAD)" mean (in the pnpdump output) ?
What does "IO range check attempted while device activated" mean (from isapnp) ?
What does "IO range check failed for n bytes of IO at addr" mean (from isapnp) ?
I think I've configured the board correctly, but the driver still can't find it.
What does "/proc/bus/pci/devices not found, so PCI resource conflict not checked" mean ?
What causes lots of errors running the script generated by pnpdump -s ?
Do I have to reboot after running isapnp or pnpdump ?
General - Kernel/Driver issues
Do I need to configure CONFIG_PNP in the kernel ?
I've configured my ... using isapnptools, but the kernel doesn't recognise it.
I get the error message "... module support already loaded" when trying to load the ... module.
I'm having trouble getting interrupts to work.
I've configured the card, but /proc/interrupts still shows the interrupt as unused.
The driver for my card cannot be built as a module.
As soon as I run isapnp, my machine locks up.
How can I stop
using certain addresses for the
I've upgraded isapnptools from my favourite distribution and it has wiped out my
What should I do to upgrade isapnptools.
I've upgraded isapnptools, and now isapnp gives errors.
I've upgraded my motherboard, and now isapnp can't find my boards.
I've upgraded my kernel to 2.4.x, now isapnp can't initialise my Sondblaster AWE.
Determining resource usage (linux).
I've configured the card but the /proc entries haven't changed.
I've got a ..., which runs fine under Win95, how can I find out the port settings ?
Examining Win95 resource settings.
The windows CTPNP.CFG file.
How can I prevent
allocating certain resources with the
What does isapnp mean by "Fatal - resource conflict allocating DMA1".
Do I have to configure all the devices.
How can I reconfigure a device.
Common configurations on multiple machines, Version 1.11 and earlier.
Common configurations on multiple machines, Version 1.12 and later.
Sending a RESET CSN command.
Dumping the boards configuration registers.
Displaying a list of isapnp boards in the system.
I've got an AWE32/AWE64, but Linux doesn't recognise it.
Problems with the Aztech Sound Galaxy 16 III-3D PnP sound card.
CD sound doesn't work (one channel or no channels).
What to do about "sb: Interrupt test on IRQ10 failed - device disabled."
Sound works if I boot straight into Linux, but not if booting from Win98.
I've got a WinModem, and I've followed all the instructions, but it still doesn't work.
I've got a PCI modem - what about that ?
I've got a modem that works in DOS and Windows, but not Linux.
I've configured the device, but it is really SLOW.
I've configured the device, but it doesn't work.
I've configured the device, it seems to send ok, but not receive.
What's this about not using /dev/cua1 ?
How can I check the modem is working ?
Thunderlink modems (PCT3880).
USR Robotics Sportster.
General help on setting up internet dial up link.
The card supports non PnP configuration.