Wireless issues...

John Hornbeck hornbeck at freeshell.org
Sun Sep 19 02:03:49 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 11:55 +1000, Chris Edwards wrote:
> * John (dingo at coco2.arach.net.au) wrote:
> > There should be a BIOS menu where you can specify IRQs to be reserved 
> > for ISA devices. Do so for the printer IRQ(s).
> > 
> > It's designed to avoid conflicts such as this.
> > 
> > You might also check your setting for PnP OS. I've been specifying that 
> > Linux is PnP since the advent of 2.4 kernels and it's always worked for me.
> > 
> > I suggest which ever way you have it set, change it _before_ fiddling 
> > with the IRQ settings I mentioned.
> Well it used to work before with my own kernel, and it works fine under
> Windows. So I wouldn't really consider it something that should need
> settings changed, it's something to do with the kernel (probably an ACPI
> of APIC option). I suspect it's because of a broken Dell BIOS too. I
> seem to remember others with similar problems due to conflicting IRQs,
> which were solved by giving the kernel some commandline options.
> But thanks for the suggestion, I'll probably give it a go sometime,
> although the loss of a parallel port isn't a probelm for me.
> -- 
> Chris Edwards <chris at chris-edwards.org>

I disabled the parallel port and it works great now.  I have no need for
a parallel port either so  this was a good fix. Thanks for the

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