IRQ conflict with parport and other devices (Re: Wireless issues...)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Sep 20 00:59:03 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 08:14:21AM +0800, John wrote:

> If the lp module has the IRQ, it is not available to anything else. If 
> hotplug is allocating it, hotplug is broken.

hotplug doesn't allocate IRQs; the BIOS does.  The issue at hand is how to
work around the poor decisions of the BIOS.

 - mdz

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