Wireless issues...

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Sun Sep 19 11:01:46 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 09:57 +1000, Chris Edwards wrote:

> I had the same problem with my ipw2100. The solution was to disable the
> parallel port in the BIOS. It was trying to use the same IRQ. I suspect
> it's an ACPI of APIC issue, and one of the kernel commandline options
> might fix it. You're not using a Dell by any chance are you?

It seems to be a problem with newer kernels. The parallel port drivers
seem to grab IRQ 7 and refuse to let anything else use it. If the
parallel port driver is loaded after everything else, it will realise
that it can't have the interrupt and use polling instead.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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